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Tuesday 04 May, 02004


by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:06 am

Richard came over yesterday afternoon after uni. We made dinner and it was rather tasty. This is what we had:

  1. White and red new potatoes, boiled.
  2. Peas, steamed.
  3. Lamb steaks and lamb sausages with red onion, pineapple, rosemary, cummin, olive oil, salt and pepper, fried in a wok.

After dinner we watched Cube2: Hypercube, which was great if you enjoy being pissed off by movies (we do).

Friday 20 February, 02004

Pumpkin soup again

by Matthew Bartlett @ 12:16 pm

I made pumpkin soup again yesterday. Here’s the recipe I made up:

Get a pumpkin. Peel and cut into wee pieces. Boil in water. Fry up some red onion, garlic, fresh basil and cummin seeds (I’d add bacon too if I had some). Drain off the water when the pumpkin is soft. Chuck the onions and stuff in there with about a cup of milk. Add a load of curry and boil the crap out of it for a while. Done.

Thursday 18 December, 02003


by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:06 pm

Tonight i made oat bran muffins from this recipe. They were pretty yum with butter and jam, but could probably do with something extra, like dried apricot or sultanas.

Monday 01 December, 02003

Angela’s Pumpkin Soup

by Matthew Bartlett @ 7:50 am

Yesterday Angela gave me the recipe for her pumpkin soup. It’s easy to make, and tastes supergreat. My flatmates seemed to enjoy it:

a pumpkin
some water
a can of coconut milk
some curry powder
some salt & pepper

Slice peel boil pumpkin in water till it’s softilicious
Drain off water
Add coconut milk
Add spices till it tastes good
Simmer away for ages
One small to medium-sized pumpkin made enough for four people

You could also chuck it in the blender after the pumpkin is soft for velvety-smooth soup, but alas flat 4b has no blender at this point. Shannon recommended adding fresh coriander at some stage, and i think a parsley garnish would look pretty. I think perhaps some tiny bits of bacon might make it a bit less homogenous also.