Month: October 2007

Just pumpkin soup

Need more be said? Well, maybe this. I used ‘freeze-cooked’ pumpkin which has been softened by the freezing process instead of by baking or boiling. I discovered a few years back that if you take out the centre bits and the...

Eggs and bacon

When I feel like a treat, I make myself eggs and bacon. I usually have it on top of thin slices of a decent granary loaf, lightly buttered, the bacon on this first, then eggs on top. I usually fry the...

Port, cheese, politics

Whilst Madsen may soon be hosting a port party – for a guest-list of one – Cambridge University’s Conservative Association is legendary for it’s bi-termly Port and Cheese parties. The port is sourced from Cambridge Wine Merchants, and is sweet –...

Trinity triumphant

After last week’s disaster, I was somewhat nervous about taking guests to Trinity’s weekly graduate dinner. Fortunately, my fears were broadly misplaced, and a good evening was had by all. Importantly the wine didn’t run out: Fortant’s 2003 Grenache and 2006...

Leftovers and beyond

Leftover veg from pervious cooking adventures were crying out to be used in a quick supper last week. I diced up potato and boiled for 20 minutes till soft. I prepared my faux-marinaded tomatoes, and fried up mushrooms and spring onions...

Old Town Diner

Old Town Diner, Laurelville Originally uploaded by dynamist. Last weekend when visiting my parents, they took me to their favourite local greasy spoon. Old Town Diner, in the village of Laurelville, is the sort of place where you’ll always spot grey-haired...