All entries for December 2005

December 09, 2005

More, more, more!

Just added another bunch of photos to that Barcelona II gallery after the last couple of days' expeditions. Some people ask me about this.. I don't bother cropping, touching up, or in any way messing around with the photos I take… mainly because I haven't got much of a clue how to. The black and white is a setting in my camera that's supposed to be for "scanning" documents! Works quite well though, I think. Oh yeah, I lie.. I did crop the one of my eye reflecting the Sagrada Familia so that it didn't have icky iggly red veins in it!

December 06, 2005

The End of An Era

Hey good people.. well in less than 2 weeks I'm out of here and flying back to England. Rather depressing thought really.

Anyway, today is a public holiday here and the weather is amazing – I wandered round town this morning and took a few more photos… Check out the Barcelona II Gallery!

December 01, 2005

Mango Chicken

Many people complain that I'm such a fussy eater – I always claim it's simple.. nothing from the sea and no cheese. But then they say, so what do you eat? Tonight Matthew, I'm going to make mango chicken.

Most of my meals are based around whatever happens to be on the point of mouldiness in the fridge. Tonight, this happened to be a mango and 3 carrots. For those that want to follow along at home…

Fry a bit of onion until it's soft (not until it's almost black like I did today), then add diced chicken breast. (You hardly need any oil at all.. sorry olive-guzzling Spanish people!) fry gently till it's almost brown, add a squeeze of lemon juice (oh yeah, had some lemons left over from Saturday's cocktiail party!), and then diced mango. Keep frying till the mango's a tiny bit squidgy. A splash of orange juice helped make it a tad more liquidy. Ok, then I got bored and just left all that in the fridge.

Later on, boil some rice and add some carrots and sweetcorn. Fry diced green pepper slowly, until it's a bit soft. Then bring the chicken out of the fridge and dump it in the frying pan. Heat it all up again, adding a bit of white wine (come on, I know you have all these things in student fridges!) to keep it juicy.

Voila. Dinner. Truth is, it didn't have quite as much flavour as I was expecting, so all suggestions welcome!

Sorry Dave…

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