Archive for the ‘cuisine’ Category

Supervillians: this week we’re featuring the dreaded dyno-sprout!

Fear not: sprouts really needn’t taste awful!

Follow our step-by-step guide and you too can produce veges that you and your kids will actually like!

One of the problems with the well-known purveyors of “fast food” is that they too understand our preferences and especially the younger mind with it’s shorter route to gratification! We need therefore to make good ‘slow food’ more accessible like fast food! If you’re watching MacDonalds, here’s an autumnal serving tip for you!

Learn how to emulate their tricks using healthier fresher ‘un-processed food’ ingredients with our step-by-step guide ..

Our series continues with some flavorsome additions

We’ve given ourselves a 90-minute time frame for scheduling the cooking into a ‘Brussels away match’ with quarter-time, half-time and three-quarter-time sequenced activities – and even allowed ourselves 10 mins extra time for penalties!

Showing you how to bake your vegies rather than boil them to death!

 

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Tips for midnight fridge-raiders .. keep a plate of roast veges under cling-film in the fridge – this will stop them drying-out

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Dyno-sprouts on the vine can be twice as big as their smaller relatives served-up in-the-bag .. the final reckoning is to cut them in half so they will cook within the 45 minute time-frame allotted – without requiring extra-time!

 

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At cottingham.tv and with Halloween Festivities in mind, we’re having a ‘kindness to carrots’ day!

How to enjoy eating your greens – even if they are orange!

Vegetables needn’t taste awful -with these few basic cooking tips from Cottingham.tv you too can make them taste great!

Vegetables needn’t taste like medicine – as something that has to be endured rather than enjoyed. In fact, the Victorians had a dreadful old maxim: the worse a medicine tasted, the more it did you good. Indeed our puritanical, no-frills approach to food preparation and cooking still persists today out in the regions!

How to avoid murdering your vegetables to death!

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Despite all the TV cooking programs out there, in this northern region and I’m sure in many others, our 1970s school dinner-style fried or boiled mentality persists where children are made to eat their greens and clear their plates!

Even your kids will like them!

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Here at Cottingham.tv we’ve added an autumnal twist so you can enjoy eating your greens! continued ..

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it’s better for you, better for the kids and better for the carrots!

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N.B: If you want separate carrot servings, after grilling your carrots on an oven tray under an open oven red-heat grill for 20 minutes as described, you should leave them in a closed oven covered in cooking foil with some added boiling water on 150 degrees for a further hour to cook them through thoroughly – you can add other vegetables as described. Remove smallerveges when they are browned!

Pumpkins are “squashes” like aubergines and courgettes and they will also respond well to this kind of cooking – but please note they have shorter cooking times – but you need to experiment!

Happy Halloween from Cottingham.tv!

Nick, Mike and Anne

 

SPE 2015 Oil and Gas Industry Conference in Aberdeen

Worthy of recommendation: –

Finavon Hotel, Finavon, Forfar, Angus

Between Dundee and Aberdeen there is a beautiful place .. awa the noo

History, stuffed antlers, scenery, walks, fishing, cuisine and home of an ancient battle:

whichever / whatever your interests: you are made cordially welcome, fellow Sassanak, at the Finavon Hotel!

Whilst the editor was by the Dee purloining a big surplus cardboard box one-off from a kindly manufacturer (Dundee packaging company) whilst struggling to prepare a presentation on the way to Aberdeen, HRH was on her Anniversary by the Don opening a vintage steam railway on the same day!

Contact

mail@finavonhotel.co.uk

(Just don’t mention the wars or devolution too much – or risk getting into a long and riveting conversation!)

Aberdeen Angus beef-rearing country – hence the name – their meat pies are really terrific – never got as far as steaks on my budget!

This is an Inn, ‘home-cooking’ locally-produced food rather than a chain Hotel serving up standard meals and the editor can confirm he was also brought up in and around such ..

Therefore beyond rank or rating and just off the beaten track – totally with character – excellent!

SPE Offshore Europe 2015

and on to the Conference ..

Nick

P.S. Now thinking that the Haggis Season must be drawing near as we’ve had a few braw bricht moonlicht nichts recently!

#followthehaggis with cottingham.tv!