Tag Archives: wine
Pea Risotto and the art of patience
Fresh Peas are one of the great treats of the Summer. When I was a kid, they never made it as far as risotto, my Mum, my sister and I would sit on the patio swing slitting the pods open … Continue reading
Chicken with thyme in a wine cream sauce
Thereâ€™s a an old joke that I think of whenever I pick thyme leaves off the little plant thatâ€™s survived windowsills, balconies and back to a window sill again, hardy as can be. â€œYou want to hear a joke about … Continue reading
Pulled Pork Chili and a Sporting Celebrity Encounter in time for Superbowl
I probably sit next to a celebrity. This is one of those large open plan offices, holding several different companies, all hot desking over three floors. So on this particular day I find a spot, and a guy sits down … Continue reading
Steaming Bishops and Unlikely Emails
â€œI was supposed to be singing a concert,â€ said my friend and choir colleague Theresa, â€œthen I got an email with the header: Cancelled, due to infidelity.â€
This Dinner Will Get You Laid – roast chicken with 40 cloves of garlic – and a side order of wisdom
â€œJust older, not wiser,â€ was Alanâ€™s take on turning 40, as we sat down to â€“ what else â€“ chicken with 40 cloves of garlic and a bottle of champagne.
Thanksgiving wine – no, not Beaujolais this year ….
Back in London my sister Sarah is currently writing a thesis that hopefully will enable her to become a master of wine. Can I just say, what an awesome thing to almost be a master of. I can barely master … Continue reading
This Dinner Will Get You Laid â€“ Risotto with wild mushroom and oranges
Fall colors and romance.Â That was the plan.
This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Roast Chicken with Tarragon
Drinking was involved, and so was Hilary.
This Dinner Will Get You Laid â€“ Clam Bake at the Beach
It was only early evening, but already conversation had taken a turn to the surreal. â€œSo I thought, seriously, can there be any better way to spend a bachelor party than to go to Spain and run with the bulls?!â€
This Dinner Will Get You Laid – The Weekend That Was! Wilderness Roast Chicken
Last weekend we had a redo of the weekend that never was, where a group of New Yorkers drove 3 hours into the countryside to hang out for the weekend in a rented house, only to be thwarted by sheet … Continue reading