Month: November 2011

Gammon

Returning to the Abbey, I did try the gammon my companion ordered last week, the one I thought looked really good.  It was amazingly salty – indeed, too much so.  I also prefer my eggs with the top spooned, like the...

Duck egg and coil

The scallops were unavailable, so I had the poached duck egg with parsley sauce and spinach on toast.  I like duck eggs because their flavour is more intense than a hen’s egg.  This was good. My companion could not resist trying...

Pikesville rye

Wow! This was something completely different.  I wanted a whisky and water after  a meal, and saw Pikesville rye whisky.  This is obviously not a Scottish malt, nor even a bourbon.  A rye whisky?  With 50 percent water added, it became...

Inexpensive lunch

It was quite appetizing, but not very pricey.  The salmon was from Sainsbury’s ‘basics’ range, and consisted of three salmon fillets, one somewhat misshapen, for about £4.50.  Make that £1.50 per salmon fillet.  I wrapped one in cling-film and microwaved it...

Pre St Andrews Day

The light wasn’t very good, so neither are the photos, but the food and drink were very good, which is what matters.  It was a pre St Andrews Day dinner at Queens’ College by the Cambridge group of St Andrews alumni. ...

Thanksgiving turkey

I celebrate Thanksgiving, even though it’s an American festival and I live in Britain.  I don’t go to town on it as some Americans do, but keep it fairly simple.  First comes New England clam chowder, usually with champagne.  The main...