Month: January 2010

Chicken Balmoral

There was, of course, leftover haggis in need of a home, and I felt like something a little more creative than just reheating it. A little light Googling later, and I found Chicken Balmoral; the essence of which is chicken stuffed...

Polish and Mexican

It sounds like a strange combination, but l’Autre in Mayfair’s Shepherd’s Market has for years offered both Polish and Mexican dishes.  You can go for all dishes of one cuisine, or mix and match.  Two chose to go Polish, and ordered...

Quick and healthy

I enjoy making massively customised salads out of whatever I have left in the fridge. Otherwise, I’m sufficiently disorganised when I go shopping that there would be huge amounts of waste. This time, it was the following collection of entertaining treats:...

Crayfish at Catz

I was invited to a college formal hall dinner at St Catherine’s College, Cambridge, in the company of students reading Politics, Psychology and Sociology (PPS).  The meal started with a glass of the College red in the bar, then on to...

Sunday Roast

Unlike Madsen, my roast beef didn’t have any extra basting fat. I tend to avoid joints like that, looking instead for something with a decent level of marbling throughout – this fat cooks out and keeps the meat moist. It was...

Two-meat salad

The two meats were both left over from previous meals.  There were still some slices of the Christmas goose, now defrosted, and some slices from the silverside beef joint I cooked.  I put them on opposite sides of the plate so...