Brown Rice, The Bugle, Disaronno and dreams of Bray…

Ok so it’s been a little quiet on FoodTeaLife of late, all the post Christmas trying to be healthy stuff just hasn’t been worth writing about… is anyone interested in wholemeal pasta recipes, brown rice and protein rich meals? Didn’t think so – although if I do manage to create any magically delicious dinners that are also super healthy – I will of course post the recipes (but don’t hold your breath for that).

Mmmm brown rice...

It’s mostly been soup for dinner of late, but I was lucky enough to eat out twice this week, which brought some much needed variety and wine-drinking back into the regime! So this week I’ve enjoyed seafood at the Chestnut Horse in Easton (highly recommended) and a fabulous meal at The Bugle Inn, Twyford last night. The Bugle was excellent as always, with a some really interesting dishes on the menu – I thoroughly enjoyed my main course of mackerel on toast with horseraddish cream, simple but spot on. Winchester folks it is well worth the ten minute taxi journey to The Bugle for some great local grub.

Well worth a visit!

Unfortunately (for my head today) last night was finished off with several Disaronnos on ice, so eloquent words to describe the rest of the meal, the food and the generally delightful atmosphere are somewhat failing me right now. As a result of the Amaretto and White Wine party taking place in my head today…a full on carb-fest was required for lunch when I met my lovely mother and sister in Winchester earlier on.

So delicious at the time...

Last night we did however manage to make some exciting plans to visit Bray to enjoy the whole Heston Blumenthal experience – I of course plan to hold Tom to these drunkenly-made plans! Naturally I have already chosen accommodation already and will continue to pester him about making this foodie pilgrimage (I’ve just shown him how close it is on Google Maps).

It's only an hour away...

Ooh time for so some wine notes (these won’t be a regular occurrence on FoodTeaLife!) – I’m not a huge red wine lover (sacarildge I know – but it just doesn’t like me very much) – but I am hearing rave reviews of Chateauneuf du Pape, so I think even I could be persuaded to try a glass…

Time to red wine again?

I seem to have wandered into the territory of talking about things I want to eat and drink and now feel rather hungry, so I’ll leave this post here…lots to look forward to though, including a return to The Black Rat and of course more soup making!

 

 

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