My Foodie Adventures

Making up healthy recipes as I go along...

Month: September 2016

Gluten Free Pancakes

Just to clarify, I am still not gluten intolerant. I also don’t really much care for pancakes. Shocking, I know, but they’ve never really tickled my tastebuds.

I would wager that no one really likes pancakes, they just like the toppings and love the fact that someone, somewhere has made it acceptable to eat a plate of Nutella without looking like a delinquent.

That being said, Anna loves them. She is also worse at getting out of bed than I am (on occasion). Actually, when I didn’t live here, she was perfectly fine getting up in the morning. I feel I’ve been a bad influence on her while she has been a great influence on me. Like some sort of societal obligation osmosis. We will soon find a balance whereby we are both perfectly comfortable getting out of bed at least before midday.

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Johnnie Walker Whisky Sour and The Rocketeer

Another amazing alcohol company has asked my humble opinion on their delicious elixir of fun, frivolity and fun times.

This time, it was from one of my favourite whiskies, Johnnie Walker. However, they were less concerned with my mixology prowess and more inquisitive about my thoughts on food pairings for their whisky.

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How I Almost Became a Door to Door Parasite

I know that the title sounds a little bit vitriolic but trust me, they deserve it.

Also, I’m sorry to the National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. I just didn’t have a picture which fits like the sentiment of this does.

As many of you may well know, I recently moved up to Edinburgh. I am not really a big plan thinker so I didn’t have a job upon my arrival.

Seeking to rectify this, I scoured job websites for days in search of gainful employment. I sent out CVs, made phone calls and just asked people whilst out.

My aim was to get back into Digital Marketing. It’s what I’ve been doing for the last 2 years so it kind of makes sense to not waste the experience, training and all that. I also looked into bar and kitchen work because:

A) I’ve been doing it for years so I’m pretty good at it

B) It’s so much fun. It can be stressful but it’s still something I think everyone should do.

Because I haven’t yet got my qualification, it’s a struggle to find work in Digital Marketing. I have, however, found an awesome restaurant/bar job I can’t wait to start.

That’s the good news.

The bad news is the mire of despicable, fake, cult-like miasma I had to wade through to put together this… it will probably turn out to be a list… so you don’t have to suffer like I did.

I’m not going to name the companies involved for 2 reasons:

  1. It’s a bit rude and I can’t afford a libel lawsuit right now
  2. These devious blackguards change their names so often it wouldn’t really matter. Getting investigated? Who cares!? Name switch!

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Blackberry Jus for Pork

If there was one culinary word which used to annoy me (other than the overuse of “fusion”) it would have to be “jus”.

I’m a Northerner and it’s called gravy. Don’t start faffing about with your fancy pants words. It’s just thin gravy.

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The Secret to a Good Omelette

If you follow me on Instagram (if not, why not? Who the hell do you think you are? You think you’re too good for me? That’s just rude!)

If you do follow me, you know I love me a good omelette/frittata (I don’t really know the difference between these two.

I have at least 3-4 per week, each with different toppings and what not. They’re just awesome. You can either plan ahead and make a really special one or you can just clear out your fridge and throw it in. Either way, it’s bloody good.

One of the things that everyone asks me (it’s about 3 people, but that warrants a blog) is how to make them properly.

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Indigo Yard, Edinburgh: A Review

With Anna on holiday recently, I spent the first few days twiddling my thumbs. Not as in being lost and not knowing what I was doing with myself. With no female presence in the house, I was free to unleash the gamer in me and battle the various forces of evil which transpired against me.

At the start of the week, Anna’s mother asked if I would like to join her and Judy, Anna’s sister, for lunch. She also included the magic words “my treat”. I would have gone anyway, that just sold the idea.

On Wednesday morning, they text me the destination and I was pleasantly surprised. We were heading to Indigo Yard in Edinburgh. I have been here before and I was incredibly pleased with my meal the last time.

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