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  1. Nicolai

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Two Alpha related errors: - Engine sound was not for a four cylinders but V8. - Car direction was to San Fransisco instead of Berkeley. Above as checked on the web 🙃
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Indeed, You have a good memory. It was the Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Duetto Last time I drove an Alpha was on the Dolomites slopes driving from Cortina d'Ampezzo via Merano to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and had too much Pfifferling (Chanterelle) for breakfast - lunch and dinner.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Tomorrow is Saturday .......................Saturday before Sunday afternoon is Beetroot day...............with Mrs Robinson and few chilled Gavi's Stay tuned on this channel........all will be revealed tomorrow......
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Yes. These are the Butternut Squash..................roasted crispy on the outside and soft inside.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Told ya....... just a swim away..... Please reload for all updated pix.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    It's Tuesday................................. Carvery Gluttony - Always start a Tuesday with a Gin and Tonic (Gordon's) - A big and fat Gammon Ham - A big and fat Beef Roast - My beautiful wife's plate - My small Plate including the kitchen sink Double Yorkshire Pudding with Gravy - Roast Potatoes - Mushy Peas - Butternut Squash - Cauliflower Gratin - Rotkohl (Red Cabbage) - Carrots Gammon Ham and Roast Beef buried under the veggies. ...............and of course Dessert.............................. Apple Crumble with a bath of warm creamy and lip'smacking delightful English Custard ......... In the meantime ..............Colin was busy chasing Charlie
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Saturday is Taiwanese light Bao's for a lighter dinner before hitting the heavy clubbing..... 1- Braised Pork - Peanut Powder - Fermented Greens - Coriander 2- Confit Pork Belly - Pork Sauce - Dried Shallots 3- Panko Braided Daikon - Daikon Pickles - Hot Sauce - Coriander 4- Obligatory Dessert back home...... Fresh Apricot Cheese Cake with a coulis of Mango Alphonso - Passion Fruit and Yuzu
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    It's Sunday......... Sunday is BBQ day at our Austrian friends garden..... 1- Corn on the cob 2- Veggies 3- Chicken 4- Blackcurrant Dijon Mustard (to go with the steaks off picture) 5- Halloumi Cheese 6- Cheese Cake Strawberries and garden berries Off picture Drinks: Austrian Wohlmutt Red and White BBQ: Steaks - Portobello Mushrooms Others: Roast Potatoes and Salads No bread in sight
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    It's Friday................... and we went for a Polish dinner in the garden with some very tasty Varenyky but in this case theses are Polish Pierogi........ although I prefer Pelmeni. Clockwise: Pierogi (Potato and Cheese) - Smietana Polish Sour Cream - Pickled Baby Beetroots - Polish Cucumber Pickles (Dill and Mustard Seeds) - Bresaola. Off picture: Pinot Grigio which is too fruity for my taste and the dessert was a Cheese Cake with Graham Cracker base and a choice of Limoncello Gelato or Sicilian Blood Orange Sorbet (I opted for the Sorbet but don't ask why Sicilian cause I don't know).
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    It's Thursday for Englanders. Although I very much like Yorkshire Pudding but this is the first time I try a Giant Yorkshire Pudding......... Filling: Beef Steak - Potatoes - Carrots - Peas and the gravy is Guinness based. It's big and messy and fulfilling and succulent........for big appetites only.
  11. Nicolai

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Here you go: Bacon - Nutella - Peanut Butter - Maple Syrup
  12. Nicolai

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Open your mind, your tummy will follow. T'was another Manic Monday.......
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    It is Blueberries indeed....... that's what you get when people like Heston Blueintheface serves Bacon and Eggs Ice cream. The door gates were open for others to dish out dishes like Buttermilk Chicken with Blueberries........... I even personally came up with sarnies of Bacon with smooth Peanut Butter, Nutella and Maple Syrup. Want a pic? Hey, don't forget our Scotland came up with the Fried Mars Bars 🤣
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    It's a manic Monday on the river bank....... - Buttermilk Chicken - Double Cheese Burger and Bacon - Fish and Chips - Samphire and Wild Garlic Butter - Dessert: Plum Spelt cake............... Best ever combination of Plums and Spelt flour
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Monday is light dinner day......so we picked up couple of Cornish Pasties to enjoy in the garden....... This was accompanied with a salad and the dessert was a repeat of yesterday with fresh Strawberries and Jude's Vanilla Clotted Cream Ice Cream
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Sunday dinner in our English garden somewhere in leafy London suburb with French style nibbles........ From the top: - French Baguette - Endives with sliced green Apples and crushed Walnuts (French's Yellow Mustard Lemon and EVOO dressing) - Pâté de Foie Gras and Bresaola - Cheese plate: Mature Manchego - Mature Gouda and Fromage de Chèvre Bûchette affinée - Arugula and Tomato salad (Sauce Vinaigrette Balsamic) Off picture: Chablis and for dessert: Brownies with fresh Strawberries and Clotted Cream Vanilla Ice Cream
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    Breakfast! 2018

    Well, it's Saturday, time for a full English overlooking the river Thames Clockwise - 2 slices of brown bread - Grilled Tomato - Fried Mushrooms - 2 fried Eggs sunny side up - Shredded Cheddar cheese tumbler - English Herbs Sausage - English bacon - 2 Hash-browns - Tumbler Baked beans
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Frugal home dinner tonight........ 1- Yalangi (Vine leaves stuffed with rice - walnuts - Pomegranate Molasses) 2- Ouzi Parcels (stuffed and baked with rice - Lamb - Spices - Almonds - Pine Kernels - Peas) We received this little bouquet of assorted Arabic sweets (19inch round tray - approx 3kg) . But the lady of the house who is travelling tomorrow does not trust me on my own in the house with this treasure. We agreed to offer it to the local charity for their Iftar.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Rotuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuts Xxxxx Meet you half way. I will be in London as of mid June. Just swim across the pond
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Warning: This is a verrrrrrrrrrrrrry long post. This is the Ramadan period and invitation for Iftar (breaking the fast) are the order of the daily invites. It is usually a very lavish buffet with many dishes. I have skipped pictures of the Soups station as well as the fresh juices station. I also did not include the Western dishes and desserts as well as the Falafel and whatnot. This will give you a pretty illustrated picture of a typical Ramadan Iftar. Today the invite was at a private house where I was able to take some Iphone pictures. 1- Salads and Starters - Tabouleh - Crab Meat Salad - Aubergine Mutabal - Humos - Armenian Itch - Muhamara Aleppo - Fruits de Mer Salad - Baba Ghanouj - Kebbe Nayeh (Raw Lamb meat with Burghul) - Warak Enab bel Zait (Vine leave vegy) - Loubiah bel Zeit (Green Beans) - Fried Vegs (Aubegine - Cauliflower....etc) - Foul bel Zeit (Fava Beans) - Jajik Yogurt Salad - Bamieh bel Zeit (Okra) - Pickles and Olives 2- Main Dishes - Kibbeh (Meshwieh and Mabrumeh) - Kouusa bel Labam (Courgette meat and Yogurt) - Warak Enab Mehshi (Stuffed Vine Leaves Lamb Meat) - Mashawi (Grills) - Chicken Biryani - Kefta bel Tahineh - Stuffed Aubergine and Tomatoes (meat and cheese) - Ouzi (Lamb) - Sendawat (Stuffed Intestine Bonbons) 3- Sweets and Fruits - Melon - Watermelon - Mixed Fruit salad - Katayef Joz (Wlanuts) - Katayeh Eshta (Clotted Cream) - Katayef Raw (Clotted Cream) - Forgot the name - Knafe bel Jebn (Cheese) - Awamat - Dates Brioche I did gobble two Rennie's as soon as I hit home. I also did not include the Shesha Water pipe after the meal and the coffee and tea ceremonials. I think I will go on a diet as soon as Ramadan is over.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Dinner at the local Indian with their modern and swanky Indian fare...... with their spin on the Indian desserts. 1- Guacamole Pani Poori 2- Onion Bhajia 3- Zaatar Paneer Tikka 4- Tawa Baingan 5- Bhindi Maala 6- Tilwali Aloo 7- Biryani 8- Kebab & Tikka Platter 9- Burrata Butter Chicken 10- Coconut Rasmalai 11- Alphonso Mango Kulfi with Salted Caramel
  22. Nicolai

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Wednesday light dinner....... - Brisket (minus two slices as could not resist) - Kale salad with Avocado - Fennel - Pice nuts......and the kitchen sink - Burnt End Baked Beans - Burnt End Fries with Chile Lime sauce Of course back home, no meal is complete without Lady Grey Tea. ....................and a home made Linzer Torte (minus two slices as could not resist)
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    Breakfast! 2018

    Breakfast today. - Kaak Purse which is an old typical Levantine sesame type of bread. It is a street treat where the pocket is filled with Zaatar and shaken around before biting into it. It is called Purse Kaak as the handle was large enough for children wrists to carry. - Green Zaatar - Green Onions - Green Olives - Tomatoes - Cucumber - White Cheese - Labneh and Olive oil not in the picture but part of the table. Dessert was typical Aleppian fare with Rose Jam and White Cheese with the Kaak Purse.....we also eat it together with Cucumbers. However the original cheese should have been the Aleppian String Cheese......always a next time. To recap, the Aleppian treat is Rose Jam with flat bread and String Cheese with Cucumbers. I know, I know Jam and cheese and Cucumbers.......but it is divine.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Sure thing. You have an open invitation anytime you choose. Simply load up on your sun shades and sun cream and you'll be good to go...............
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    What to do on a Sunday for dinner following a very heavy Saturday clubbing with no food!!!! I know, let's have Syrian Food - Saturday damages - Stuffed Vine Leaves - Hummos - Sausages Pomegranate Molasses - Aubergines Baba Ghanouj - Pickles - Olives - Muhamara - Taouk Jirkess (Chicken - Yoghurt - Tehineh) - Kibbeh Kassabieh - Aubergine Kabab .......and for dessert, a slice of Heaven in the Sky. - Kashta bel Festok ( Clotted Cream and Pistachio)
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