Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Wilton Way Jubilee Street/My House Party.

Grey & rainy but everyone still really persevered.

I have to admit we concentrated more on the cocktails, I burnt the quiche (result of the cocktails) but had a decent little spread, cherry cola ham, broad been & caper potato salad, roasted squash & aubergine rocket salad (really simple  but yummy) a sunflower seed coleslaw, cucumber sarnies, red onion tart, smoked haddock and spinach (burnt) tart and cake...
Strong team effort.

Pleased with the spread and contribution to the street party- piano was out on the street too :-)

We dressed for the occasion, here's the ladies plus cocktails!!

4 tiers of chocolate Guinness cake, cream frosting- the start of the mamouth birthday cake for Calum-33!! At least I think thats how old.

Toods....NO!!!! Not for doggies. Too tempting.

The street...it's the little touches.

All the amazing cakes that were being sold (thought you weren't aloud to sell stuff??!!) Yum either way.

Our very own street tea towel :-)

Mikey & Teds :-)

Ways of getting round the missing ladle.

Few drinks

The sing song- And banoffee pie :-)
Dan did us proud- all the old songs.

Handsome boys scrubbing up well.

Always count on Krispy...


The birthday boy who was only 5 hours late to his own birthday.


Enjoying ourselves...

Defo enjoying themselves

Wrecking the house...

Food close up....

Love these...apt

Too sweet :-)


Razor Clams and Scallops


I love these lot.

Fish Man.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Thai style Summer Salad with Crispy Chilli Coriander Sardines.

The sauce for this is just the basic Thai Papaya Salad dressing-
Feeds 4/6 People
2/3  x Red Chilli -deseeded
2 x Cloves of Garlic
3 x tbsp of Fish Sauce
2 tbsp of Rice Wine Vinegar
2 x Limes-juice (Add once salad is made)
2 x tbsp of Palm Sugar or 1 lrg tbsp of normal caster sugar
5 x Cherry Tomatoes

Muddle all of the above together in a pestle and mortar- 
-Add all the hard ingredients first and muddle into a paste then sauces last 

Finely Slice/shred all vegetables that you want in your salad- this combination works really well
Red Cabbage & or White Cabbage
Ribbons of Courgette
Red Onion 
Pineapple - Add this to the veg just before adding the dressing so it doesn't make the other veg go soggy it's supposed to be a nice crisp salad.

(Papaya, Cucumber, Grapefruit works well too)

Mix the dressing with the salad- the dressing should be a combination of sweet & sour (fish sauce vs palm sugar) with the kick of the chilli and sharpness of the vinegar.

SARDINES-In chilli oil
At 1.35 GBP per tin these sardines in chilli are next level and a bargain. put them under the grill straight from the tin and sprinkle with coriander.
Grill on high until crispy, turn over and do the same on the other side- salt & pepper if you fancy but these are good enough on their own. Should take only a few minutes on each side if you've pre heated your grill.

Pile your salad up high to serve (don't forget the lime) and add the crispy chilli sardines.


I can't go on about this enough and neither can the people I made it for...TRY IT if the video hasn't put you off!!