Friday, June 24

Strangely Soft Focus Supper

So everyone went out without me. Again. As usual, I took my revenge by having an awesome dinner all to myself. Take that, fun-havers!
Clams with pine-nut and garlic picada, oysters rockefeller, and home made french fries.
Not as beige as it looks cheese selection with super sticky onion relish.
Throw in half a bottle of pink wine, half a bottle of red wine, and a book about Caribbean politics in the sixties, you've got yourself a party. At least it's what I call a party. A very quiet party.

Tuesday, June 21

Happy Midsommar!

Today is my favorite day of the year. I wish I were celebrating in Sweden. Since I’m not, I tried to find some appropriate food, but I don’t like herring and there were no meatballs or salmon or new potatoes to be had, so I settled for venison-and-wild-boar sausages and one of my favorite beers, Nils Oscar’s God Lager (good lager):


Thursday, June 16

Happy BoomBloomsday!

This was my lunch:

Roast beef sandwich with a Yorkshire pudding as the bun (yes there was horseradish).

Scotch egg as big as my fist:

With a still-runny yolk. So. Good. All the odd things people pick up for food.

Sunday, June 12

Bhajis that look like Delicious Burger Pub!

Yes, though I have been continuing to assiduously snap pics of bhajis on my lunch break, perhaps we’ll give that a rest for a bit...

The other week I ate this:

Everything about this burger was delicious, from the bun to the chips. And look what it had inside it!

These were not mushrooms from a tin. No, they were lovingly sautéed for my delectation.

I’d spent the entire three-day weekend painting the same two rooms (ineptly) and was in no mood to cook. This was exactly what I wanted. Cosy pub, delicious food, good ale ... what more do you want? They even have rooms above the pub if you can’t face going home.

The Rose and Crown, Stoke Newington