Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Cottingham Sunday Food Fayre

View from Hallgate

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Something to cater for everyone’s tastes!

Moving on to Food and Drink .. after a damp and windy morning start, the weather cleared and the market soon became packed-out with visitors as you can see!

After dark: jazz ad rock complete the day

Now that’s my cup of tea!

 

 

Despite a bitterly cold evening, many shoppers were still out and about the busy center of Cottingham this evening – and the lights were looking as splendid as ever!

As ever, we take a slightly philosophical and seasonal editorial slant … to provoke thought

Approaching the Lights from Hallgate – under a full moon! (top center)

Cottingham.tv warning: beware the Were-Rabbit!

Panning-round to view the Cottingham Methodist Church and street-level view – also approaching the lights from Hallgate

Panning-round from Cottingham Green to view the Lights in King Street

As you can see, this year we’ve got a better camera!

Older Calendars than the Gregorian Calendar – we use today in The Christian West at least – were based on the cycles of the Moon and many were steeped in superstition! But one would make a mistake to generalize and sensationalize too much! Dan Brown in his book “The da Vinci Code” used a writers technique of divide and conquer (binary) analysis based on historical research taken at face-value to make statements and assertions that were not derived from a full historical analysis and he was accused of over-simplifying and adding cause and effect to create sensationalism. His books do make terrific reading however – and the films are great too!

The scientist in me asserts that all religion and superstition are based on a different foundation from today’s ‘rational’ reality – albeit commercialized.

Are you willing to believe a bit at Christmas?

What do you think? or .. what do you believe?

Nick

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!

 

Final stages – finishing touches

Review and feedback

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Nick