Monday, January 20, 2014


10 really, really, really favourite food likes:

Gorgonzola cheese.
Field mushrooms, picked by me from actual fields, preferably in Ireland.
Scallops. Large. Wrapped in bacon. Broiled.
Bastible bread.
Aloo Gobi.
Beef Wellington.
Steak & Kidney Pie.

And yes, I make/use them all.



  1. Food - did someone mention food. Here are a few of my favourites, heavily weighted on the dessert side:

    Lancashire hotpot
    Spaghetti bolognese
    Anything with dumplings

    Lemon Meringue pie
    Bread and butter pudding
    Chocolate mousse

    These are winter comfort foods for me. In summer I love all mixed veg and fruit salads, new potatoes.

    I'm so at home in the kitchen making Indian food too.

  2. Sadly, no longer any dairy products for me.
    But I eat chocolate.

    Pickled and Spiced Beef Pot Roast
    Sour dough bread
    Anchovies in a mixed sweet roast peppers and tuna salad
    Ripe Avocado vinaigrette
    Lamb casserole with apricots
    couscous, pasta, Indian rice and German potato cakes, not all at the same time.

  3. I'm so happy to find you. I'm a Newfie living in Nova Scotia who longs to be back on The Rock; I'm always happy to find someone who blogs AND lives in NL ..... even if I cry all the way through the posts.

  4. Fish and chips! Sadly, Americans have never heard of them. (We don't count the apology for this tasty dish that's sold under the title by certain US (so-called) 'restaurants'). It's worth a transatlantic flight once in a while, just to taste the real thing once more (preferably washed down with a pint (or two) of Boddington's best bitter!)

  5. I'll have:
    Stuffed mushrooms to start

    Boiled lobsta' with clarified butter

    Red skinned smashed potatoes with garlic flavored olive oil

    Grand Marnier chocolate mousse topped with orange peel whipped cream

    Black current-apricot brandy cocktail on the rocks

    and finally nice Dark French roast with cream and sugar to finish...

    CHECK no, he's buying...(always tastes better that way) ahahah LOL ;D

  6. I don't think I ever eat as many as 10 different things. My diet is not that varied, but I enjoyed seeing what other people liked to eat.

  7. Oh creamy baking potatoes. With real butter on. But then I am Irish!

  8. I'd get along so well with all of you, I love the choices.

    And yes, the real McCoy fish 'n chips are served here in Newfoundland all the time, RJA. Battered cod and the best chips. You'd fit in well.


  9. I have been a vegetarian now for sixteen years. One dish on your list, aloo gobi is my favourite too. The other dishes will be in the order of preference,
    1. Palak Paneer (Spinach and Cottage Cheese)
    2. Mutter Paneer (Green peas and Cottage Cheese)
    3.Puri Aloo. Fried rotis with potatoes.
    4.Idli Sambar. Steamed rice and lentil cakes with lentil curry.
    5, Vegetable pulao.
    6.Dahi - yogurt.
    7. Bhindi fry. Okra.
    8. Brinjal in all forms.
    9. Uppuma. A semolina porridge.

  10. God that looks good.You must be a great cook.

  11. Ramana:

    All things paneer I adore. And I was a vegetarian for years too and many of my meals are.

    I would make you my aloo gobi if you would bring Bhindi. And puri aloo.


  12. I've only explored this since I semi-retired or claimed more than 5% Hattie :)

    I truly love cooking and baking and making things from scratch.


  13. That's funny - since I don't eat meat there are few things on your list I could eat. Scallops without the bacon, bread, mushrooms.
    For myself, in no particular order:
    lobster/blue crab
    good bread
    brie (or a variety of other good cheeses)
    berries of any sort
    bagels and lox
    salad with mixed greens, avocado, nuts and kalamata olives

  14. Mmmm... Food...

    So many favourites:
    Lemon Meringue pie (home made - it has to have ginger biscuits for the base, and commercial places seem to only make it with pastry)
    Asparagus - we look forward to the asparagus season everywhere, and eat it three or four times a week for the six weeks or so that you can buy it.
    Tomatoes - only if I've picked them from my own plants, though - nothing more satisfying than tomatoes fresh from the vine. (and same goes for anything else home grown)
    Rare steak (one of the few things I prefer to eat out - try as I might, I can't cook it as well as the professionals)
    Pretty much anything made out of chocolate!

    Sadly, nothing spicy any more - stupid stomach :-( (still love spices / chilli / curries, but they don't like me)

  15. The tastiest mushrooms I ever ate were the ones we picked as children from nearby fields and cooked by the open fire. We pulled out the stalks and placed the caps upside-down on the hearth with a sprinkle of salt, turned them once or twice, then waited for them to fill with juice. Simple and unforgettable.


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