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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

This blog is for men's eyes only, There is nothing here for the fairer sex.

Men,

If you don't know how to cook, there is an easy way of preparing your meal.

It's called Google.

Try Googling: Recipe: followed by the name of your recipe if you just want a specific recipe. Google will find a hundred variations of the recipe and all you have to do is to pick the one that explains how to cook it in the simplest and clearest way.

Try Googling: How do I cook followed by the name of the type of food and Google will, as above, find dozens of variations and all you have to do is to pick the one that explains how to cook it in the simplest and clearest way.

It really is that simple. Most recipes have two sections. A list of ingredients, and instructions on how to cook them.

Remember to do your research far enough in advance to enable you to ensure you have purchased all the ingredients.

If you enjoyed your experiment in cooking, here what I always do when trying a new dish.

I follow the recipe exactly for the first time only. Eat the meal, then contemplate how I can alter the ingredients or instructions to make it better. Once you are an experienced cook you'll never measure out the ingredients but just pump them in as you'll know what to do for what you are trying to achieve.

If you are very short of money and it's still a few days till payday, forget Wonga with their thousands of percent interest loans, try bake beans. This is a dish, easy to cook, and has great food quality.

Here is a recipe for bake beans I invented.
Cut up a hot chilli, four cloves of garlic and an inch or two of ginger into very small bits.
Cut up a medium to large onion into small pieces.
Put a sizeable amount of olive oil in the pan, reason for this as you are going to add Turmeric later and this eats up the oil.
Heat the pan and oil, put the garlic in and cook till a very light brown, then add the chilli and ginger. Cook for half a minute to infuse into the oil and add the Onion. Cook until slightly turning brown, then add a teaspoon of turmeric and stir well.
Now add a medium size can of bake beans and heat till hot.
Pour over a slice of toast on each of two plates as this meal will feed two.
It will blow your socks off. If too hot, reduce chilli quantity or strength.
Ladies, why are you here? <cheeky grin>

Ampers

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