Weekend 27/28th July 2013

A really relaxing weekend, which was really needed after a long week. On Saturday we had to stay in to wait for a man from BT to install BT Infinity- only really being done to make sure we can get BT Sport from next week!!! Although being a Newcastle Utd supporter I probably will not want to be watching the football when the season starts up…..

For lunch we had a little bowl of pasta- tomatoey, garlicky and full of chilli, really yummy.

For dinner I made some Indian inspired dishes: a dal, a bean curry and some marinated plaice.

ImageThe bean curry was an amalgamation of 2 recipes: one for a chickpea curry and one for a red kidney bean curry. However, I realised that I had bought cannellini beans by mistake so adaptations had to be made….. Actually it was ok! Cannellini beans don’t hold their texture as well as red kidney beans and they did break down a little, but mixed with the dal the flavours worked really well.

I am not mentioning the fish….. marinated in some spices and lemon juice then fried, it all collapsed and looked rubbish 🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟


On Sunday we had a lie in and then wandered along to Twickenham, trying Ruben’s Bakehouse for pizza.

ImageWe have bought bread, particularly sourdough bread, from Rubens many times as it is delicious, and such a good addition to the high street. We noticed that they have opened up a Pizza place next door so thought we’d give it a go. And how pleased we were! 2 pizzas down- spicy pepperoni and a fresh mozzarella, rocket and tomato. We were bursting as we ate way too much, but happy, happy, happy! We’ll be back on a very regular basis.

Despite feeling like we would never eat again somehow we managed to find room for a little roast loin of pork (rubbed with bashed fennel seeds, thyme and garlic), salad and some little potatoes. A fitting end to a foodie filled weekend. Happy weekend indeed!


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