List Item: Try half of the combined 1001 food books
We all have those big foods that we dislike. Foods that can make it difficult to order takeaway when in a large group of friends. For me these foods are raw onion and sweetcorn. There used to be a lot more things on this list, but (thankfully) I grew out of this as I got older.
Food items: Vegetable Samosa and Corn on the Cob
Let’s start with the snack food and the main event of this post. Yes, I have had a lot of vegetable samosas in my time. These ones were from the Ethiopian stand at Startisans, and each samosa had a different vegetable filling. The black bean one being my favourite.
Then there is the corn on the cob, which came after a lunchtime jaunt to Nandos. I managed to eat half of it and it didn’t taste bad… just didn’t particularly like it. It’s a step in the right direction I guess.
Food items: Cobb Salad and Carrot Cake
It’s lunch time at a meeting venue. I was lucky that we were able to order of the menu (yay) so I went for the Cobb Salad and the Dessert of the Day. I love Cobb Salad, it is something that I make for special occasions due to the sheer number of ingredients involved. It was a nice enough Cobb Salad at the venue – but I preferred the one I make myself. Can’t beat a good blue cheese dressing though.
Then there is the carrot cake, not something that I have ever made myself. It’s fine as a cake, but it works better with cream cheese frosting than the icing that I had at the venue. First world problems, right?
It took long enough, but I finally got Cumberland sausage. Sure, it is a widely available sausage, but I can not believe how hard it is to find them in the traditional ring form. In fact, I don’t think that the picture does the size of these sausages justice.
These were XL Cumberland Rings from Marks and Spencer, and they were so huge and gorgeous and meaty and *drool*. Needless to say, I was pretty full after half of one of these bad boys as they just flopped out of the roll.
So, the panna cotta came about as I met some of my old teaching friends for a trip to Zizzi’s. It had been over a year since I saw them last. It was a nice catch up with good food and a heap of cream for dessert. There are certainly worse ways to spend a Monday night.
Food items: XO Sauce and Golden Kiwifruit
Last two of this post. To be honest, I am not entirely sure why this is an entry. Yes, it’s nice. It’s a slightly spicy seafood sauce with hints of garlic, but it isn’t exactly special. A good black bean sauce, now that IS special.
As for the golden kiwi – it is weird having a kiwi that isn’t fuzzy. A lot nicer because of this since you can eat the skin too. The insides were a lot softer and sweeter too.