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    Talking Lent's over, so bring out the BOOZE...!

    Andre, mate - come back soon!

    Anyway, after having done without alcohol of any description for the last SIX weeks, and with it being Easter Sunday, we decided to have a bit of a splurge... And as it was a beautiful day (25C during some parts), we ate outside:











    Nosh was home-made spinach and ricotta cannelloni, with a salad of rocket, Lollo Rosso and Radicchio, drizzled in Del's 'house dressing', to start.

    This was followed by roast pheasant 'Gypsy Style' (roasted in a Le Crusset pot with Bramley apples, white wine, brandy, streaky bacon, fresh thyme, and a touch of cream to finish, accompanied by rosemary and garlic infused new potatoes, mustard seed cauliflower, and steamed asparagus and french beans.

    Yum yum... Oh, and the wine was bloody good, too!

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    Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer



    Brought by a house guest over the weekend - if you like normal ginger beer then this is a must try - and very moreish...
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    Nice Making me hungry looking at that cannelloni.

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    LOL. We can send some up if you like inside a freezer box....

    Trust me, they were fab. I polished off what was left for lunch today!

    Marco.

    P.S Alex, I love that Crabbies, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    P.S Alex, I love that Crabbies, too.
    Just got in from a visit to my local. They have the current seasonal brew from Frederic Robinson's (Stockport) - Ginger Tom - a 4.2 percent beer based on their award-winning Old Tom barley wine with added ginger. Superb (far nicer than the Crabbies). The Old Tom is amazing too, but at 8.5 percent (and 4.60 a pint) needs to be treated with some respect. Will sleep well tonight
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    Tonight's "leftovers" (thanks again Steve!) - Kopparberg Premium Cider with Strawberry & Lime



    My goodness, this is potentially dangerous stuff... imagine a really delicious fruit cordial, strawberry being the main flavour but with no hint of alcohol in the taste - really lovely summery drinking... Who knew that the Swedes made great cider?!
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    Carta Roja 2004 Gran Reserva

    This is on offer at Costcutter, was 10.99 on offer at 4.99 which is cheaper than Sainsburys
    http://wine.mysupermarket.co.uk/sain...rva_750ml.html




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    It even has a proper old fashioned cork with printing on



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    That's not a bad drop of Vino, Mark - had some on Monday with our steak...

    Tonight's leftovers - erdinger weissbier



    Not bad - I'd rather have a Hoegaarden though, if I'm honest... But a nice tipple.
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    Posted this on the Royal Wedding thread, but thought, for relevance, it should also go here... Today's 'scran':

    First off, Del had made two lots of the cannelloni (we'd had first of all on Sunday), so we ate the second lot today, freshly made, (and it was so nice, it was no 'hardhship' enjoying it again!):





    And then, to follow, Scalloppine al Limone (with Mitze, one of our cats, vying for our attention!):





    Veg was steamed asparagus, celery, green beans, purple-sprouting broccoli and baby sweetcorn, with roasted cherry tomatoes in garlic and basil, and potatoes roasted with rosemary. All herbs came from our own garden.

    Wine (for the connoisseurs among us) was a rather lovely Barbera d'Asti (full-bodied with nice sharpness and acidity, ideal to compliment white meats), and a chilled Pinot Grigio - both going rather well the veal with lemon sauce.

    NOM NOM, slurp, slurp!!

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    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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    Damn that looks good food It just isn't the same when you have to cook it for yourself

    I still enjoy eating my own meals though Oh i forgot the wine, i'd best not drink with a meal or i'd be starting drinking at 3PM rather than 6
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