Thursday, 26 November 2015

Arse Like The Japanese Flag

What does Christmas food mean to you? Turkey and all the trimmings, maybe mince pies and clotted cream? Terrys chocolate orange was always a favorite of mine as a kid.

As I've got older the taste buds have changed and I like savoury. Me, well Denise and I cook Christmas dinner and like many, you're cooking all day for loads of people. And come sit down time we don't fancy it.

I tend to wait for the Cheese board. And this year, well today we knocked up some homemade pickled onions.The one on the left has added Scotch Bonnet and Chilli Flakes and for the weak hearts the right hand side is much milder.

These must now remain closed until Christmas Day, it could play me right up on Boxing Day at the exit.Time will tell, wet wipes in the freezer as we speak. Oh come on it can't be boring fishing all the time.




I also see from high up on Yat Rock, the Barbel Face Book world is in flux again. I'm sure Frank and Fred my cartoon Boris mates will be along sometime soon to offer some views.

Be Lucky

Monty D

16 comments:

  1. Cheese board your middle class now then,what next monty a aga to cook on.

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    1. We would love an Aga, but then who would not? Maybe when we move all being well in the next four to five years or so. we can have one. Fingers crossed.

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  2. Every time someone mentions Christmas before December, an elf drowns a baby reindeer, or at least that's what I tell my eldest...mwahahaha!

    Yep Bah, and indeed, Humbug!

    I am partial to a pickled onion though, might have to try the chilli trick.

    J90

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    1. Joe,

      The Dutchman text me today and likes the look of them. I'll save him some. But the recipe mentioned the jar has to be kept shut for three weeks. Oh and the jars have to be sterilized etc.

      Spoke to my old man today, he mentioned his Nan who at Christmas used to do "Home Work". That entailed peeling onions for pickling, it took around six hours a day. I guess we have it easy now, we made eight jars and that killed us.

      As for the Christmas before December, I've been listening to Carols for a few weeks now-love it mate ;-0

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  3. Last pickled onion I bit into nearly killed me! Since then I can't eat pickle as it closes my throat and I do the whole going blue thing :o) Pity, I miss a nice crunchy onion from time to time. I hate early Christmas shit though - and the adverts! don't get me started.

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  4. Dave,

    Sorry you can't eat pickled onions, one of life's treats. Lump of Stilton, a cold game pie and you're sorted. Though today La Rocca confided he hates them too.

    I got this album in the week, after hearing an advert on Classic FM. If you think a Choir has sung at St. Pauls for nine hundred years. Even you oh "Grinch Father" must be moved, not in your bowels though ;-0


    https://youtu.be/QKnjFOxF9PY

    Yeah it's early nut who cares? I'm off for a pint .

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    1. I've sung in a choir in Wells Cathedral :o) Okay, we only joined did mainly mime due to being tone deaf.

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  5. No Scotch bonnet for me thanks Monty, but you have reminded me.... I have a jar tucked away somewhere with our self made Christmas pudding from last year. I just hope they are fit for consumption or I shall need a flag anyway. Have a good'un. Cheers

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    1. Fred,

      Too early to wish you Merry Christmas, shall save that for next month.

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  6. I made my own last year. Thankfully at that time I lived alone. Never smelt dumps like it. But they were nice with a quality Stilton or Shropshire blue cheese.

    Regards

    The violent one

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    1. Classy as ever mate, can you get down over Christmas? Give me a call or text if you can.

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  7. I discovered this stuff 'Corniche Yarg' a few years ago, worth a place on anybody's cheese board I'd say, it's seriously good gear mate.

    https://www.lynherdairies.co.uk/

    Plus don't forget the pickled walnuts..

    J90

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    1. Joe,

      Looks interesting does that, but I'll pass on the walnuts. Can't abide them.

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  8. Meant 'Cornish' - bloody predictive text!. 'Corniche' Yarg sounds a bit rank..

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  9. Missed a trick there Monty. Big cubes of extra strong vintage cheddar plopped in with yer onions! Might be 'sent fishing' next day mind! ;-)

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  10. Never tried that mate, one for the future.

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