Monday, 26 August 2013

Delicious Bombay Aloo


Two handfuls New potatoes cooked and allowed to cool
Tblsp Olive oil
1 large knob of butter
Tsp Cumin ground
Half tsp ground asafoetida
Tsp crushed Garlic
1 chopped green chilli
Salt to taste


Heat oil and butter in frying pan stir in garlic, chillies followed by all the other spices.
Lower the heat to stop the spices burning.
Add the cooked potatoes and coat with the spice mixture.
Now the clever bit. Give the potatoes a little bash on top to release a little starch into the sauce.
 Now add a splash of water, stir and serve.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Head in the sand

Once again Southampton city council make a mistake.
We had the chance to host the Clipper race again here in Southampton, but in their wisdom the council decided that £500,000 would be too much to pay.
The fact that it would probably bring twice that amount into the city, as well as put us well and truly at the forefront of world sailing, seems to have passed them by.
This council has once again shown us that it has no real drive or ambition!