Monthly Archives: December 2011

Beef: eating

Hogmanay The main event… So, after marinating the beef overnight I cooked it, along with some other lovely sides: – roast potatoes, seasoned with salt, pepper and thym – garlic mushrooms – beer battered onion rings The beef rested for … Continue reading

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Beef: cooking

Oooooh! The beef’s gone in the oven! the oven to 240 degrees Centigrade, then reduced it to 200 immediately. Should take a little over 35 minutes to be medium rare, we hope. But thankfully the meat thermometer will do the … Continue reading

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Boozy bathtime

An indulgent break this afternoon, before the serious eating and drinking begins: me, a long bath, a glass of red (El Rastro tempranillo), and Michael Buble on the iPod. Bliss…

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Beef: marinating

We have a beef roast currently marinating in Cullisse mixed pepper & spice marinade. The latter was one of our delicious Christmas gifts!

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Dessert recipes from Rob

I got one of those round-robin recipe emails the other day. I don’t normally take part, but it was from an in-law so thought I’d make the effort. Glad I did as have had some awesome recipes from some friends. … Continue reading

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Potato logs

This recipe for potato logs (or potato croquettes) is not mine, but has become a firm favourite after a family friend has made it for is on several occasions. It’s a good accompaniment to any dish, and is more interesting … Continue reading

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Eating out: Cocoa (and prosecco by the glass)

Every year I make an pilgrimage to the Wild North (aka Aberdeen) for my very good friend’s birthday. This year I was extremely pleased to have dinner at the delicious Cocoa (Market Street, Aberdeen). Dinner was a set price Christmas … Continue reading

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