Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Bloody Heaven

Why make a spicy tomato juice cocktail using vodka when you could make one with tequila (Bloody Maria) instead? Or better still, gin! (A Bloody Margaret) That one was our favourite. I suppose a vodka Bloody Mary would be good if you could get good vodka. Actually, vodka infused with black peppercorns works very well.

I love the seasoning ingredients for these Bloody cocktails: pepper, Worcester sauce, wasabi, chilli sauce lemon juice, lime juice and plenty of salt of course. Celery salt if it's available. Then again, I love tomato juice and tomato juice drinks, whether they have booze in them or not.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Apricot, Fennel and Feta Salad

Guest Contribution from Nosh!

I haven't tried it yet, will give you my verdict if I do. Also, if you try it out, let me me know how it goes.

You will need:

Apricots (fresh or reconstituted dried ones) cut into chunks / slices
Fennel bulbs sliced, brushed with olive oil and grilled
Nice green salad leaves (washed)
Feta cheese, cubed / cut into chunks

Mix ingredients together and serve with Balsamic vinegar dressing.

If I make it, I might garnish it with fennel fronds.

My favourite thing at the moment is slightly stale crusty white bread and tomatoes all shallow fried in olive oil. Even better with sweet chilli sauce. This is what I had for breakfast on my recent holiday.