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The BBC Gets The Pronunciation Wrong

According to the BBC Six O’Clock News, Gateacre School has been closed because of the heat. The story is here on the Liverpool Daily Post site.

But the BBC pronounced Gateacre wrong, by effectively making the mistake of treating it as two words; gate and acre.

I made the very same mistake, when I first went to the city.

July 22, 2013 Posted by | News | , , , | 2 Comments

The Birth Of Our First Son

With the birth of the baby to the Duchess of Cambridge expected within a day or so, it is perhaps a good time to tell the true story of our first son’s birth in 1969.

Our circumstances just before the birth on the 16th of July, were a bit chaotic to say the least. I did outline them to a certain degree in this post about waiting for Apollo 11.

To summarise, we had no hospital for the birth, were living with C’s mother in Barnet and the baby was four weeks overdue.

C thought it would be a good idea to go and sit in St. James’s Park, as it was getting rather oppressive with her mother, who had no idea or experience about childbirth as C had been adopted. Mother felt she should be in the Victoria Maternity Hospital in Barnet. You never told C what to do, if it was against her wishes. Especially, if you were her mother!

It was a lovely day and we sat in deck chairs in the Park until about five o’clock, when C said that she thought she was in labour. As I said in the other post, she decided she was going to the old Middlesex Hospital, where because of her imminent state, she was seen by a doctor and admitted as an emergency.

As I said in Part 2 of the waiting for Apollo 11 story, I stayed all night and nothing happened, except that about midnight the contractions stopped. C always said she was telling me to go back to her mother’s and get some sleep, but whether I was being loyal or stubborn, I don’t know and I just stayed.

I went to work on the Monday and the evening was another of waiting, with the odd contraction thrown in.

Part 3 gives the full story of the birth, with our first son being born soon after midnight.

Only after we had returned to her mother’s did C reveal the truth about what had happened.  Until about four or five hours after they broke the waters, did she ever have a proper contraction.

She had fooled the doctors, so she could get into her chosen hospital.

I doubt the Duchess of Cambridge is faking!

July 22, 2013 Posted by | Health, News | , , | Leave a comment

A List Of Lindsey Bareham’s Gluten-Free Recipes

I’m putting this list up so I can find them, but you won’t be able to get access unless you have a subscription to The Times, as I do!

Rules to be included here are.

  1. They are gluten-free without modification.
  2. They can be made gluten-free by a simple substitution like gluten-free flour for flour.
  3. I would eat them, if I cooked them.

I’ll probably weed out some recipes, as I can’t see some will ever get cooked.

February  5th, 2015 – Beef, Mushroom And Red Wine Stew

January 30th, 2015 – A Simple Kedgeree

January 27th, 2015 – Two-Bean Frankfurter Pot

January 26th, 2015 – Egg Florentine Baked Potatoes

January 20th, 2015 – Smoked Haddock With Dijon Sauce

January 19th, 2015  – Orange And Apricot Chicken Pilaf

January 7th, 2015 – Sausage And Mushroom Cassoulet

January 6th, 2015 – Italian Beef Stew

January 1st, 2015 – Storecupboard Risi E Bisi

December 9th, 2014 – Ham, Potato And Fenland Celery Gratin

December 2nd, 2014 – Sage Potatoes With Marmalade Pork

November 25th, 2014 – Pork Tenderloin With Haricot Beans And Beer

November 20th, 2014 – Moroccan Harira

November 13th, 2014 – Ham And Leek Gratin With Emmental Mash

November 7th, 2014 – Boulangere Beetroot And Salmon

November 6th, 2014 – Chinon Chicken And Mushrooms

November 5th, 2014 – Sausage Chili Con Carne

October 30th, 2014 – Gloucester Old Spot Porky Pie

October 24th, 2014 – Roast Cod, Lemon MashAnd Emmental Sauce

October 20th, 2014 – Red Flannel Hash With Peas

October 17th, 2014 – Cod, Chorizo, Butterbeans And Spinach

October 16th, 2014 – Chicken With Pancetta, Peas And Potatoes

October 15th, 2014 – Conchiglie With Leeks And Bacon

October 13th, 2014 – Broccoli With Anchovy And Chilli Noodles

October 7th, 2014 – Cocktail Sausage And Lentil Stew

October 2nd, 2014 – Smothered Lamb With Red Wine

September 25th, 2014 – Cider Sausages With Apple and Mustard

September 23rd, 2014 – Butter Bean Chorizo Stew With Fried Chicken

September 17th, 2014 – Pork And Herb Sausage Nuggets with Boulangere Potatoes

September 16th, 2014 – Leek Risotto And Lemon Cod

September 9th, 2014 – Pulled Chicken Salad, With Blackberries And Beans

August 21st, 2014 Greek Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

August 19th 2014 Spinach Dal With Lamb Chops And Grilled Tomatoes

August 14th, 2014 Steak With Chive Game Chips And Rocket

August 13th, 2014 Soupe Au Pistou

August 8th, 2014 Roast Cod, Anchovy And Potato Boulangere

August 5th, 2014 Tamarind Tomato Curry With Salmon

August 4th 2014 Roast Tomato Soup With Saffron And  Honey

August 1st 2014 Grilled Mackerel And Bramley Apple Sauce With Horseradish

July 31st 2014 Roast Chicken With Shallot Vinaigrette

July 30th 2014 Courgette And Tomato Psrmesan Crumble

July 29th 2014 Salade Nicoise

July 24th 2014 Lion’s Mane Pork Meatballs

July 23rd 2014 Cod, Potato And Peas With Saffron

July 21st 2014 Campanelle With Tomatoes, Courgettes And Feta

July 17th 2014 Gazpacho

July 16th 2014 Sesame Tenderstem Broccoli Stir Fry With Rice Noodles

July 14th 2014 Ham Hock And Broad Bean Risotto

July 10th 2014 Chicken Chasseur

July 9th 2014 Cauliflower Soup With Lemon And Feta

July 8th 2014 Thai Mango Chicken Salad

July 7th 2014 Salmon Fish Cakes With Spinach Sauce

July 4th 2014 Poached Salmon Trout, Hollandaise And Pickled Cucumber

July 2nd 2014 Potato Crisp Spanish Omelette With Salmorejo Sauce

July 1st 2014 Cyprus Lamb, Potato and Tomato Stew

June 27th 2014 Cod, Salsa Verde And Lentils

June 26th 2014 Garlic Pork With Chickpeas, Spinach And Tomato

June 24th 2014 Duck With French Peas And Potatoes

June 20th 2014 – Butterbean, Chorizo And Roast Lemon Salt Cod

June 18th 2014 – Summer Chicken Stew With Broad Beans And Tomatoes

June 13th 2014 – Sage Goujons With Tomato Sweet Potato

June 12th 2014 – Lime Pickle Chicken With Potatoes And Spinach

June 11th 2014 – Linguine With Lemon Courgettes

June 10th 2014 – Smoked Trout Mayo With Capers And Chives

June 9th 2014 – Spinach And Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

June 2nd 2014 – Asparagus And Pea Soup

May 30th 2014 – John Dory With Asparagus And Minted Pea Puree

May 28th 2014 – Gammon And Pineapples Noodles

May 27th 2014 – Chicken Cacciatora

May 26th 2014 – Aparagus And Prosciutto Roll Ups

May 14th, 2014 – Veal Meatballs With Lemon Dill Sauce

May 13th, 2014 – Liver, Mash And Onions

May 8th, 2014 – Korean Chicken With Pear Sauce

May 7th, 2014 – Asparagus Risotto

April 29th, 2014 – Dijon Fish Fingers With Moroccan Ketchup

April 24th, 2014 – Sesame Steamed Fish With Coriander Rice

April 22nd, 2014 – Spinach Tagliatelle With Asparagus, Goat Cheese And Prosciutto

April 18th, 2014 – Noodles With Sole, Spinach And Soy

April 17th, 2014 – Roman-style Cauliflower

April 16th, 2014 – Steak With Lyonnaise Potatoes

April 15th, 2014 – Chicken And Spinach Bredie

April 10th, 2014 – Japanese Steak Sir-Fry With Rice

April 8th, 2014 – Curried Chicken Chicken And Spinach Wrap

April 7th, 2014 – Celery, Ham And Spinach Gratin

April 4th, 2014 – Cod, Asparagus, Broad Beans and Egg and Lemon Sauce

April 3rd, 2014 – Smoked Haddock Fishcakes With Chives

March 31st, 2014 – Afghani Aubergine

March 27th, 2014 – Monkfish and Leek Chowder

March 26th, 2014 – Balsamic Lamb With Beans And Peas

March 21st, 2014 – Pappardelle With Spicy Tomato Sauce

March 19th, 2014 – Poached Chicken With Green Herbs

March 18th, 2014 – Cod With Red Wine Sauce

March 14th, 2014 – Cod, Potatoes And Onions

March 12th, 2014 – Steak Cottage Pie

March 11th, 2014 – Roast Chicken And Lentils

March 10th, 2014 – A Good Cauliflower Cheese

March 7th, 2014 – Poached Cod With Parsley Sauce

March 6th, 2014 – Duck Ragu

March 5th, 2014 – Spicy Pork ‘n’ Beans

March 3rd, 2014 – Chicken And Pea Risotto

February 28th, 2014 – Cinty’s French Fish Pie

February 27th, 2014 – Pork Chops With Braised Cabbage

February 25th, 2014 – Devilled Kidneys On Toast

February 24th, 2014 – Mushroom Stroganoff, Brown Rice and Chive Cream

February 21st, 2014 – Lemon Sole, Peas And Beetroot With Apple Relish

February 20th, 2014 – Sausage And Bean Casserole

February 19th, 2014 – Meatballs With Spinach, Tomato and Chickpeas

February 18th, 2014 – Leek And Dill Rice With Chicken

February 17th, 2014 – Beetroot Lentil Soup

February 14th, 2014 – Valentine Salmon Parcel

February 12th, 2014 – Lemon Chicken, Celeriac Mash And Lemon Gravy

February 11th 2014 – Leek And Potato Curry With Smoked Fish

February 7th, 2014 – Steak And Stout Stew

February 4th, 2014 – Lamb, Creamed Cauliflower And Green Sauce

February 3rd, 2014 – Red Cabbage With Tomatoes And Poached Eggs

January 31st, 2014 – Caraway Pork With Sweet-Sour Red Cabbage

January 29th, 2014 – Lamb And Aubergine Tagine

January 28th, 2014 – Sausage Stew With Apple And Spinach

January 22nd, 2014 – Tagliatelle With Beef And Red Wine Ragu

January 21st, 2014 – Orechiette With Cauliflower, Chilli And Black Olives

January 17th, 2014 – Lemon And Tarragon Roast Chicken

January 16th, 2014 – Sweet Potato, Red Onion, Spinach And Orange Soup

January 15th, 2014 – Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

January 13th, 2014 – Ham, Baked Potatoes And Leeks Vinaigrette

January 10th, 2014 – Roast Salmon with Paprika, Garlic And Parsley

January 9th, 2014 – Orange And Saffron Chicken Biryani

January 8th, 2014 – Scrambled Egg On Toast With Smoked Salmon And Chives

January 3rd, 2014 – Red Wine Sausage Meatballs With Spinach Pasta

December 30th, 2013 – Curried Parsnip Risotto With Bacon

December 19th, 2013 – Chilli And Ginger Chicken Big Soup

December 16th, 2013 – Roast Lamb Shepherd”s Pie

December 13th, 2013 – Salmon With Egg And Parsley Sauce

December 10th, 2013 – Black Garlic Pot-Roasted Chicken With Onions

December 9th, 2013 – Fenland Celery, Serrano Ham and Emmental Gratin

December 6th, 2013 – Artichoke And Smoked Haddock Gratin

December 5th, 2013 – Black Cabbage Soup With Anchovy

December 3rd, 2013 – Lamb Chops And Diamond Jackets With Minted Pea Puree

December 2nd, 2013 – Tartiflette

November 29th, 2013 – Emmental and Spinach Fish Pie

November 28th, 2013 – Pheasant, Chestnut and Spinach Korma

November 27th, 2013 – Moroccan Ratatouille

November 26th, 2013 – Chicken, Ham and Potato Pie

November 25th, 2013 – Thai Carrot Soup With Garlic Bread

November 22nd, 2013 – Caramelised Rice Pudding With Orange Honey Plum Puree

November 19th, 2013 – Mushroom, Chorizo and Chickpea Stew

November 18th, 2013 – Roast And Fresh Tomato Soup

November 13th, 2013 – Salmon And Leek Pie

November 12th, 2013 – Lamb, Tomato And Red Wine Stew

November 11th, 2013 – Chard Agro Dolce With Poached Eggs

November 7th, 2013 – Ginger Noodles With Black Sesame Fish

November 6th, 2013 – Pan Haggerty

November 4th, 2013 – Smoked Haddock And Parmesan Risotto

October 30th, 2013 – Chicken Goulash

October 29th, 2013 – Sausage, Sage Lentils And Roast Pumpkin

October 28th, 2013 – Borscht Risotto

october 25th, 2013 – Mushroom, Spinach And Lemon Lasagne

October 24th, 2013 – Smoked Haddock And Honey Leek Sauce

October 23rd, 2013 – Roast Butternut, Spinach, Feta And Lentil Gratin

October 22nd, 2013 – Steak And Ale Stew

October 21st, 2013 – Roast Sweet Potato And Tomato Soup

October 18th, 2013 – Hake And Chorizo Hash

October 18th, 2013 – Steak Quesadillas With Onion Agrodolce

October 17th, 2013 – Chicken Chilli With Chocolate

October 16th, 2013 – Catalan Lamb Stew With Almonds

October 15th, 2013 – South American Shepherd’s Pie

October 9th, 2013 – Chicken With Caraway Carrots

October 8th, 2013 – Lime Grilled Fish, Shallots, Capers and Tomato Sauce

October 7th, 2013 – Dijon Ham And Pea Gratin

October 4th, 2013 – Chicken With Saffron Onions And Mushrooms

October 2nd, 2013 – Bangers And Mash, Balsamico Onions And Apple Sauce

October 1st, 2013 – Leek And Haricot Bean soup With Sage

September 30th, 2013 – Cheese Omelette

September 27th, 2013 – Hake With Coriander And Tomato Salsa

September 24th, 2013 – Aubergine Stew With Cumin Lamb

September 23rd, 2013 – Cavolo Nero, Lentil And Beetroot Lemon Soup

September 20th, 2013 – Roast Cauliflower with Ginger, Cumin and Saffron

September 19th, 2013 – Lamb Khoresh Wth Plums And Mint

September 17th, 2013 – Dill Chicken, Cucumber, Peas And Tomato Passata

Serptember 10th, 2013 – Tarragon Chicken

September 3rd, 2013 – Portuguese Pork

September 2nd, 2013 – Chorizo Hash

August 30th, 2013 – Monkfish Brochettes With Dill Tzatziki

August 29th, 2013 – Stuffed Courgette Balls

August 27th, 2013 – Jon Leyne’s Lime and Lemongrass Chicken

August 23rd, 2013 – Lamb Kebabs With Pan-Fried Potatoes And Persillade

August 22nd, 2013 – Chicken, Tomatoes And Red Peppers

August 21st, 2013 – Lemon, Lentil, Beetroot And Green Bean Salad

August 14th, 2013 – Cumin Lamb Kebabs With Golden Nutmeg Mash

August 12th, 2013 – Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad

August 9th, 2013 – Cauliflower Cheese Tomato Linguine

August 8th, 2013  – Roast Plaice And Lime Potatoes With Anchovy

August 6th, 2013 – Roast Butternut Lentils With Thyme Chicken

August 5th, 2013 – Prawns with Proscuitto, Crushed Peas And Green Sauce

August 2nd, 2013 – Cod And Cos Salad

August 1st, 2013 – Chicken Tagliatelle With Sweetcorn And Thyme

July 30th, 2013 – Griddled Chicken and Tomato Salad

July 29th, 2013 – Celery, Leek And Feta Risotto

July 25th, 2013 – Beetroot Tomato Salad With Egg Mayo

July 23, 2013 – Pulled Ham Hock And Pea Pasta With Herbs

July 22, 2013 – Red Slaw

July 19, 2013 – Cod Nicoise With Green Beans

July 12, 2013 – Smoked Haddock Risotto With Parmesan

July 10, 2013 – Creamed Chicken With Asparagus And Peas

July 9, 2013 – Cauliflower, Grilled Cherry Tomatoes, Prosciutto And Basil

July 5, 2013 – Roast Monkfish Tail With Garlic And Onion

July 1, 2013 – Turkish Beetroot Salad And Green Lamb Kebabs

June 28, 2013 – Roast Cod, New Potatoes And Peas

June 27, 2013 – Toulouse Sausages And Haricot Beans

June 25, 2013 – White Bean And Tuna Salad

June 12, 2013 – Chicken With Tomatoes And Coriander

February 28th, 2012 – Cod With White Beans

February 27th, 2012 – Thyme And Lemon Chicken Stew

July 22nd, 2011 – Salt Cod, Parsley And Garlic

July 12th, 2011 – Chorizo, Chicken and Chickpeas

June 18th, 2011 – Upmarket Fish Fingers

January 15th, 2011 – Fish With Peas And Beans

December 22, 2010 – Ginger Chicken With Lemongrass

This page may now be in vain, as The Times seem to have put up an index to all her recipes.

July 22, 2013 Posted by | Food | , , | 2 Comments