A colleague of mine sent me a map today. A food map. It’s a map of foodie goodness and recommended spots based on the London underground map created by Chris.
I have set myself the goal of dining/drinking at 40 of the places before Christmas 2013. My count to date: one. Burger & Lobster. Check! I can tell you, it was amazing. As the name states; you pick a burger or a lobster. I picked the latter and was not disappointed at all. With a cocktail in one hand, a lobster claw in the other and a classy plastic bib to protect my dress, I was as happy as a pig in mud.
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I get asked quite often how my JamieO blog is going – yes, complete failure there. I’m going to go out on a huge tree branch and say it’s pressure. As soon as I have to do something, it’s no longer fun. I’m sure most people have the same tendencies… who wants more chores in life?!
Second failure, the 365 photography project blog. Once again, total CHORE. I lost interest about 14 days ago. Sure it’s a photo a day. But I like taking REAL photos, not just a random snap. No longer fun.
So my solution? Well my basic two loves are photography and food (fatty!!!!! I mean cooking really…). So I’m combining the two in a new blog. With no rules as to how often I have to cook/snap photos. Just a free for all.
I will no doubt start a new (free) blog as I don’t want it all linked to this personal one and the JamieO blog is due to expire next month.
I mean, look how good those cupcakes look! Everyone likes snaps like that. That’s what I’m aiming to acheive and learn. Real food photography.
quiche never looks pretty, but I love how it looks rustic.
Last night I was invited to a “bring a plate” dinner, which in New Zealand culture means you take a plate of food to share, not just a plate (many a foreigner has been caught out by this one), at a house of gay men.
To begin with I was feeling rather uncreative and was thinking either a homemade pizza or completely cheating and buying a cheesecake on the way. However after thinking of the quiche idea my creativeness started to spark. I began with a cheese and bacon quiche – yes fairly basic; and ended up with a ricotta, bacon and lavender quiche. Let me tell you it is delicious. I have to admit I am quite proud and it went down a treat with the boys!
Hopefully this quick starts me into my Jamie O blog, I know I promised big things there, it’s slowly coming to me.
Please note this is a recipe I made up, so if it doesn’t work perfectly for you I can’t explain why. It just worked for me!
Recipe under the cut.
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