Saturday, December 21, 2013

Return of the chef...

Playlist (Play) (Download)
Various - iPod Shuffleplay
Dave King - I've Been Ringing You

Loads of great music soundtracking the day but I've had to condense it down to just over half an hour in the podcast...

Not to worry...

Out into the moonlight...


..and a walk down to the zoo, past the Forestry Commission building...


In December 1980, we attended a Xmas party here on the invite of chum Donald Mitchell - I recall playing table tennis, dancing to Abba and discussing the recent murder of John Lennon...

These are the things I remember everytime I see this building...

Funny how that happens with stuff...

Memory tags...

More Xmas shopping and then, home in stormy weather...

The new Haymarket Station is now open...


This evening, post some of the tastiest (unpictured) soup ever (spicy parsnip) from the fair hands of the Exec Producer, your correspondent cooked for the first time in too long a time...

Soundtracked by Dave King and hindered rather than helped by Meg the Black Cat...


The dish in question was Smoked Salmon Gnocchi - and Meg was after the salmon...


I chanced upon this recently on a blog entitled The Usual Saucepans while trying to find out if Patisserie Florentin is under new management - re our brightly lit visit there last Sunday...

Ingredients are Gnocchi, Smoked Salmon, Spinach and Cream Cheese...


Here are a few snaps taken during the, roughly, ten minute cooking session...

Spinach...


Gnocchi...


Smoked Salmon...


Almost ready, just add salmon...


...and plate up...


Yum...

Christmas is coming...


The remainder of the evening was spent drinking red wine, catching up on the Tivo and, later on, almost getting the daily podcasts bang up to date...

Which they are now...

Lights out...

Highlight of the Day : Cooking again after too long a hiatus...

1 comment:

David Quartet said...

Friday 20 December 2013
DAF – Fur Immer – Prinzessin
Bidiniband – In the Rock Hall – On Camoragh Lake
Robyn – Robyn - Crash and Burn Girl
Pet Shop Boys – Electric – Inside a Dream
65 Days of Static – Wild Light - Destructivist
Jack Bruce – Things We Like – Over the Cliff
Roberta Flack – First Take – The First Time Ever I Saw Your face
Dave King - I've Been Ringing You – People Will Say We're in Love