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Monday 29/5/2005

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Diary and Notes

There's an old joke.

Uh, two elderly women are at a Catskills mountain resort, and one of 'em says: "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know, and such ... small portions."*

Enough already, people telling jokes makes me nauseus...

So, what's today's special?

Knishes... gefilte fish... pastrami... naah, I'll just take a couple of bagels, one plain, one rye, with some scrambled egg and lox... a few dill pickles and some chips... no, no sour cream it gives me gas... gas prices... I know, I'm thinking of selling my Ford and getting something more economical like a Corvette... no wrap it up, I'm in a hurry I'll eat it on my way home...and give me a honey cake, my wife's mother is coming over and she only needs to gain one more pound before she's guaranteed a heart attack...

* Taken from the opening of Annie Hall

Cake Blog

Kosher Honey Cake: I bought this in the kosher section in Sainsbury's. It was a bit like McVities ginger cake, only slightly less gingery.


  • Scrambled Egg with Smoked Salmon
  • Bagels
  • Kettle Chips
  • Pickled Cucumbers


    Scrambled Egg with Smoked Salmon
    3 Eggs
    100g Smoked Salmon
    25g Butter
    50ml Single cream
    Fresh Dill
    Black Pepper
    Sea Salt


  • Melt the butter in a pan. Whisk the eggs a little, add the cream, a pinch of salt (I should have really used kosher salt but I didn't havce any) and some black pepper. Stir the eggs into the melted butter and cook slowly, turning with a wooden fork. When the eggs are just beginning to set, add the ¾ of the smoked salmon (chopped). Warm the salmon through and serve with some extra smoked salmon on top.


    *All quantities are very approximate and for a single person