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Archive for May, 2009

Recipe: Sunday Night Lamb Shanks

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

“Whattya call this love?” – “Stew” Feels like Lamb Shank night, and it was. Some lovely (but my aren’t they expensive now!) lamb shanks, two onions, half a bottle of decent cab and water to simmer with a muslin bag including tangerine peel, peppercorns, juniper berries, a cinnamon stick and three bay leaves. After an […]

Saturday Night Schemozzle 31th May 2009

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

A lovely Saturday night had been planned, a laid back dinner with some new friends at Black Ruby and on to Geralds for scotch and dessert (not necessarily in that order). It was a pretty frosty when we headed out, and arrived in Rathdowne street to see our dinner guests standing out on the street…ah […]

Review: Birdman Eating

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

A lazy Saturday morning beckoned, and a trip to The Commoner seemed to be the order of the day, but alas, when we arrived the door was firmly shut. A quick scan through the mental rolodex of places I’ve always meant to get to, but haven’t – Birdman Eating. It’s not far away, the parking gods are on our […]