The Season of the Hairy Dog Trumpet is Upon Us…Coming Soon

Enough of the summer frivolity, goodbye long days, tennis, cucumber sandwiches, lashings of ginger beer, white cider, fighting & divorce…And hello the inky blackness & deep soul of the winter. Word.

Coming up, we’ve got Sweet Potato, Bacon & Sweetcorn Chowder and Floy-deez Far-out Fajita Feast to see out the last few days of sunshine.

I’m still pondering on what to do for the next M.C.C. My young apprentice has suggested Veggie Burgers…Why not? Mind you, if someone had even mentioned the word “Veggie” in my cheffing days, they would have been pinned to the door of the walk-in fridge with my Henckel carving fork quicker than you can say “Jaimie Oliver is a talentless tosser”. Aaah, how times have changed. Yourz…The Sense.x

Peter Pipers Pickled Pesto

Ok, it’s not pickled, I’m not Peter, but it IS Pesto. I adore pesto. It’s simple, it’s easy to make and easy to use whenever you want a quick meal. To be honest I like pesto out of a jar, but there’s something about making your own pesto (like mayonaise) that just feels right.

Pesto and Spaghetti

Ingredients

  • Pine nuts (100g)
  • Grated Parmesan
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Basil
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt and pepper

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Spanish Tortilla of Doom

We’re slacking off. It’s bad. I’m ashamed. I haven’t posted a recipe in a while, I feel hollow, empty like an egg that Delia Smith’s pricked with a pin. I want to post, I want the knowledge that MCC Sensi has passed down to me to expand into the void of the interweb. I want to share the Tortilla. The Spanish Tortilla, the sweet taste of the onions finding their way through the potato and egg, the heavy lightness, the oily dryness, the…

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Best write it up really, the vast array of ingredients included

  • 4 big potatos, peeled and sliced – whole round slices
  • 3 big onions, peeled and sliced – semi circle slices
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 pint of mild olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

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Ch-ch-check-out our luscious “Lime Beef” Noodles

This just got me & my apprentice, Tom, really excited. It’s pretty easy, too, using classic Asian ingredients like ginger, coriander, noodles, soy sauce and some beef, you know the kind of caper…Toss your wok in the air like you just don’t care, & if you got on clean underwear somebody say “Oh yeah”…Check the method…

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“Rugged” Chicken Korma

I made this 3 times last week, and all in the name of teaching men to cook. Oh, the selflessness of it all.(Yeah, alright w**nker…Ed)

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Anyroad, it’s proper tasty…For 4/5 peepers you need: 1kg diced chicken, 4 onions, 8 cloves of garlic(good 4 u), 2 thumbsized pieces ginger, 1 green chilli, 1 tin coconut milk, 3 tblsp plain yoghurt, 3 punches(handfuls)dessicated coconut, 10 cardamon pods, 4 cloves, 2 bayleaves, 2 tsp ground coriander, 3 tsp turmeric, 3 tsp cumin, 1 tsp curry powder, pinch of cinnamon. Now check the method…

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Citrus Butter Beans – The Last of the Summer Hummer

The last of last weeks lovely summer hummer salads. This was my fave, although I think that we added a little too much of the old purple onion for most peeps, so watch that.

Segmenting the orange was a strange experience that you would think is easy, but again like most of these things is “easy once you know how”, I’ll wait for Pat to add this as a tip. Suffice to say we used an orange or two more than we should whilst learning this one.

citrus butter beans, close up

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Russian Potato Salad

Another night, another MCC, the summer hummer is upon us. This potato salad rocks and in no small part thanks to the home made mayo, which I’ll cross post another time (I’m getting fed up with saying that, still got some Tuna and Sardines to write up…). Stupidly I got so excited (really) making the mayo that I forgot o take a picture of our Russian salad friend complete, so the ingredients will have to do, shame really as it looks better fully dressed…

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