Creamy Garlic Prawns

creamy garlic prawns

Some of the best things in life are the easiest to obtain like, love, laughter, friendship, or the sacking a monastery on Lindisfarne. You don’t have to try too hard to be happy, simply take the easiest route or the path of least resistance and you too can sail home with a swag bag chock full of golden religious relics. While you’re out at sea, why not cast a net and see if you can drag in some dinner to share with some friends on the journey home. 

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Flaked Salmon Pasta Recipe

salmon pasta recipe

You have dinner planned; the table is set, your candles are ready to be lit. You have a lovely surprise for your beautiful and yet, heavily pregnant partner, who has returned home from work wearied by the toil of industry and exhausted by the travail of carrying your still forming man-child in her womb. You tell her to relax and put her feet up and you slip in a DVD of her favourite girly television show. You turn and enter the kitchen where you have carefully laid out your kitchen knives, cutting board and utensils, all while listening to Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda gossiping over Samantha’s newest conquest. 

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Bourbon and Cola, Candied Bacon Ice Cream Sandwiches

ice cream sandwiches

Conformity? It’s just another word for towing the line. Being just another sheep in the flock. Playing the proverbial game. I can understand the desire to fit in, the gods know; social recognition, friends, fame, fortune, but why do that? Is it not better to love what you love to hell with those that disapprove? Did Peter Rosendahl bow to peer pressure when the world told him that there was something missing in his life? Heck no, he trained tirelessly in and day out until he became the world record holding 100m unicycle champion. Did Phil Shaw listen to his neighbours when they told him that there was an easier way to complete menial household tasks, rather than combining them with life-threatening and risky sports to create Extreme Ironing? I don’t think so.

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Date Night Chicken Confit with Mushroom Risotto and Truffle Oil

chicken confit

So you’ve swiped right on your Kindling App and met a special someone. You’ve been conversing for a while, and you’ve checked out her/his profile on the Twitbook and MyFace and maybe swapped a picture or two on Clicktalk. You’ve somehow convinced them that you’re not a psycho and you’ve even gone for coffee and a mug of ale. All has gone well, she/ he doesn’t mind your smell and hasn’t let on that you’ve worn your only good shirt out for your first two dates. You’ve convinced her that you’re a warlord in the kitchen and you’d like to cook her/him something spectacular for your third date, and then maybe watch ‘Apocalypse Now’, ‘The Deer Hunter’ or ‘Platoon’ on DVD. You’ve found that some words have come out of your mouth that don’t usually exist in your vocabulary like “Confit” and “Poulet” and you’ve boasted of exotic ingredients.

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