Month: October 2009

More Lehmann

I drank some more of the Lehmann wine.  This time it was not to mark the anniversary of the collapse of the similarly-named investmant bank (which lacks the final ‘n’) but to celebrate a remarkably tasty pizza at Ask, the branch...

Full fathoms five

I did check to see if Waitrose were really offering Orca Bay New Zealand sauvignon blanc for less than a fiver.  They were not, but they were offering a New Zealand sauvignon blanc called Five Fathoms for just under five pounds. ...

Brisket

Now the clocks have changed, it feels distinctly autumnal. A little over a year ago, I wrote about what is a rather good dish for this time of year. The brisket had been in the freezer for a while – I...

Moules frites

I had the moules frittes at the Abbey, and this time took a photo. The quantity is such the French would sniff at, but is about right for my lunch. Tasty, succulent, but one problem: the lovely liquid is left with...

First pumpkin

I bought my first pumpkin of the season. Instead of buying a whole small one as I usually do, I bought a slice of pumpkin from the market. Before Halloween most of the pumpkins available are for carving rather than eating,...