Lunch – 17/06/2015: ‘Spanish Rarebit’

Muchos Greasias

The drab brown block of flats which I live in at an exorbitant price do come with one advantage: a – sigh – artisan bakery within 30 seconds walk. In the evening, you can pick up a big, freshly-made sourdough loaf for a couple of quid. That’s what I did last night.

Today, I had the burning desire to make rarebit: If lunchtime snacks were the horses of Middle-Earth, this would be Shadowfax.

Anyway, I have a pot of eat17’s chorizo jam in the fridge and thought I’d do something a little continental. So, for lack of a real name, here’s Spanish Rarebit.

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Breakfast: My porridge

*Gloats about oats*

I am a hungry guy. I eat constantly, I eat late a lot of the time, and yet every day I wake up ravenous. Not just peckish-hungry but full-blown stomach-grumbles-and-pain sort of hungry. If I wake up late for work and wolf down a slice of toast, I’ll find myself lethargic and grumpy until lunch (or second breakfast). The best way of avoiding hangriness (it’s a word, language is fluid, it’s my blog, shut up)  is to fill up on a big bowl of oats.

Life without breakfast is miserable. Get up a little earlier, make this, frown less.

Stewed apples and damson jam

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Dessert – 31/05/15: Pears poached in saffron, chilli and ginger

Nice pear, love

Sorry I’ve been away for so long. Had a marathon and an election and a birthday and a holiday to deal with. Hard life.

Anyway, last night my friend decided to throw an impromptu meal for five of us. He made pie. I said I’d make dessert, thinking I had about six or seven good go-to recipes. Then I remembered that one of the five can’t eat gluten. So that was those ideas out of the window. I only had a few hours so decided on a slightly fiddled-with Ramsay recipe I watched on TV ages ago.  It went down a treat, it was pretty easy… and JUST LOOK AT IT.

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