Category Archives: Food and drink

About free gifts – Part 1: The best things in life are (sometimes) free

As Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson almost sang in 1992, the best things in life are sometimes free. In a two-part guide, I’ll go through the best and worst free gifts – beginning with the best. (As everyone who knows … Continue reading

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My 43rd birthday

So 2016 is finally over. The positives from the screwed-up year: I discovered that my Game Boy and all my games for it are still working, Thistle Weir Ladies (Partick Thistle’s women’s team, for those not familiar with them) won … Continue reading

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I’ve finally seen Frozen

Until Christmas Day, I was probably the only person on Earth who hadn’t seen Frozen. And now I love that film as much as everyone else does. I especially love Olaf. As usual, I deliberately made too much bread sauce … Continue reading

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Recipe: Parmesan Bread

Serves 1 (as tasty snack) or 4 (as pasta accompaniment)   Ingredients: 4 slices of bread or 2 halved rolls Parmesan cheese Butter or an I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter-type spread   Method: Light grill. While grill is heating … Continue reading

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I’m on a diet

Since last night, I have been on a diet. I am cutting pizza and Bombay Mix out of my life for the time being and just eating smaller portions of food in general.

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Recipe: Crumpet Pizzas

CRUMPET PIZZAS Ingredients: 4 crumpets              Pinch of chilli powder Tomato puree                           Grated cheese Pinch of oregano Method: Place crumpets, "butter" side down, under a pre-heated grill. When this side is done, remove crumpets from grill and spread "butter" side with tomato … Continue reading

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