james' food - Pictures of my food. The stuff I eat and things I make

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Pictures of my food. The stuff I eat and the things I make with recipes and tips. Plus maybe some restaurant reviews.

Please leave a comment and let me know how it went if you actually tried any of my recipes. thanks!


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The Eagle II

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Chiken peri peri
with kale (i think)

from the eagle

was so-so
13th Aug 2005, 02:26   | tags:comments (0)

Chunky tomato and basil soup

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This soup is wonderful I like soups with stuff in them, rather than just a purified liquid. Inspired from an amazing soup that I had at The Eagle one time, I was feeling really ill yesterday - headache, feeling sick - and not to do with alcohol or any other abuse. Somehow I thought my body must need some real deep nourishment after my week of quick snacks and city building.


150g Cherry tomotoes
250g Plum tomatos
1 can chopped tomatoes
Big handful of basil
1/2 cup water
3 inchs of baguette (yesterday's leftovers is best)
4 cloves garlic
1 small red onion
1/4 cup olive oil
1 chilli
bit of sugar
Salt, Pepper

Put oil in medium pan, add the thinly sliced red onion and cook until
softening.

Add the smashed up garlic, and thinly sliced chilli, cook until just
softening then add the can of chopped tomotoes.

Chop the cherry tomotoes in half, quater the plum tomotoes then add them to the pan, leave half the plum tomotes to add later. Got to have big chunky tomoto bits in here.

Add a little bit of sugar to help bring out the taste of the tomotoes
(around 1 teaspoon), and season well.

Chop the bread roughly and soak in water. Let the soup simmer and the bread soak for 20 mins.

Taste the soup and season more if neccessary...then take the bread out of the water and add to the soup. Stir in softly.

5 minutes later, add the rest of the plum tomotoes, stir in gently.

Another 5 mintues, turn the pan of the heat, roughly chop the basil and add it to the soup, stir it around a bit.

Serve.

Add parmegiano to the top of the soup if you wish.
1st Aug 2005, 14:36   | tags:comments (1)

More snacks: roast beef sandwich

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Roast beef
Thinly sliced red onion
Gherkins
Red pepper
Spinach
Horseraddish
In toast 'cos the bread wasn't at its freshest


Sandwiches are the best. In Palermo, you can get icecream sandwiches, i totally recommend them.
31st Jul 2005, 20:45   comments (0)

Simple snack

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Theres been no updates for a while 'cos i've just been eating simple snacks such as this one.

But I love snacks, so here we go...

Roquefort melted on half baguette
Brussels pate on toasted half baguette
Beetroot
Spinach
29th Jul 2005, 19:43   comments (0)

No food for days so heres a city i made

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28th Jul 2005, 20:13   comments (0)

The Eagle

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The Eagle is my favourite place to eat in London. The Original GastroPub bla bla.

The food is amazing, rough and ready, simple food, good ingredients. No pretension.

Lamb Leg
Couscous
Greek yoghurt
Beetroot

my companion had:

Napoli Sausage
Rocket
Barley



The Eagle
159 Farringdon Rd
London
EC1R 3AL
23rd Jul 2005, 15:34   comments (0)

Halumni with chickpea salad

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Halumni
Chickpea
Red pepper
Raddish
Parsley
Chilli
20th Jul 2005, 20:02   comments (0)

Sausage, tomato & roast pepper pasta

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Oli made sausages on Sunday and I took a couple home with me.

I can't remember the exact ingredients other than one was pork, spicy with breadcrumbs and the other pork and beef, very spicy with yam flour. These tasted really good with top quality ingredients in them, all encased in sheeps intestines. Hmm.

Its good to know whats in your food.

I have two house mates who everyday will eat microwave food. I'd never imagine making something from the raw ingredients, leaving it in the fridge for two weeks, then microwaving it and eating it. But this is exactly what happens with this prepacked food. All those preservatives. My house mates will have the insides of a 14 year old when they are 50.

penne
roasted red pepper
2 of Oli's sausages
1 can chopped tomato
1 can cherry tomatoes
Large tomato
1/2 red onion
garlic
chilli
mozzarella
handful of basil

serves 4
19th Jul 2005, 21:28   comments (0)