Entries from March 2011

Quick and Easy Cooking for Students

Posted on 25 March 2011 in Food and Drink (No comments yet - be the first!)

Like her more famous book, Grub on a Grant, Quick and Easy Cooking for Students offers a plethora of simple but tasty meals. Its more recent publication date means it has a greater emphasis on those staples of modern living like pasta and rice, but also takes the opportunity to introduce people to other grains like bulgar wheat and cous-cous.

Bread: From Ciabatta to Rye

Posted on 23 March 2011 in Food and Drink (No comments yet - be the first!)

Linda Collister’s book has become my bread bible ever since Catherine bought me a copy for my birthday. After a recipe for a standard loaf and details of how to make a sour dough starter, the book is split into different regions of the world, and contains a number of different recipes in each section, starting with America.

Real Vegetarian Thai

Posted on 21 March 2011 in Food and Drink (2 comments)

For vegetarians Thai food poses a real problem due to the fact that most Thai recipes use fish sauce in the same way that we might use salt and pepper. Thankfully with the help of one book, a good solution can be found…

The Night Rivera - to Cornwall for a weekend

Posted on 14 March 2011 in Transport (No comments yet - be the first!)

Six nights a week, the Night Rivera connects Cornwall, a bit of Devon and Taunton with London, transporting people between the east and the west in a mixture of single and twin berth cabins and “seated sleeper” carriages. Leave London on the 2345 and you can be right at the end of the line by 8am the next morning. You can even use it to get to the Isles of Scilly.

Grand Walking Plans 2011

Posted on 11 March 2011 in Walking (5 comments)

2010 was a year of walking. But so is 2011. I’ve got another year of insane amounts of the stuff planned once more. Yay! So what’s the plan then Stan?

Finally finishing the Pennine Way - Day 2: Barrowburn to Kirk Yetholm

Posted on 4 March 2011 in Walking (No comments yet - be the first!)

After several years of walking, we finally arrive in Kirk Yetholm and complete the Pennine Way

Finally finishing the Pennine Way - Day 1: Byrness to Barrowburn

Posted on 2 March 2011 in Walking (No comments yet - be the first!)

The end is nigh for our Pennine Way adventure, but not just yet as we leave Byrness and head to the remote farmhouse at Barrowburn

Proud of British Beer

Posted on 1 March 2011 in Beer (No comments yet - be the first!)

This nation should be celebrating a high quality beverage produced by highly skilled craftsmen. One of the few things we actually make in our country. We should be celebrating and ringing its name on high.

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