What Next?

Sunday 11/9/2005

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Diary and Notes

It's getting near to the end of my year long eating challenge - there's about six weeks to go. I think I will have at least proved a point when it's all over, although I am not entirely sure what that point is. Maybe it's that I am pig headed, stubborn and a food snob as well.

People have begun asking me what my plans are when the blog is over and my meal a day concept is no more. Will I just carry on with it or am I going to start something new? Do I have any plans for the website itself?

My original idea was to get to the end of the blog and just delete everything - except perhaps for a small flashing banner which said something along the lines of "Noshblog used to be here, I am glad to announce it's over and sorry you missed it." But now I am not so sure. I wasn't expecting it to be such a huge repository for my ramblings and recipes - maybe I'll leave it in place for a while, at least until the people who run the computers which hold the site want the space freed up.

In addition to the quandry as to what to do with the site, some people are also wondering if I will be taking on any other challenges when this one is finished. 'A beer a day' was one suggestion, and with there being over 2000 varieties of beer available in Britain this should be possible, but I didn't fancy having to drink every day of the week, even if I wasn't in a drinking mood and wont be doing that one.

If anyone does have a suggestion as to something interesting to do when this finishes let me know. I probably wont do anything except go back to being a normal lazy slob and eating kebabs on a regular basis, but if something really interesting comes up, I might give it a go.

Cake Blog

Plum Pie and Cornish Ice Cream: I bought the pie at the farmers' market in Piccadilly. Much better than a supermarket pie. The only thing with bought pies is that no matter who makes them they are always really thin affairs - never deep enough nor filled with loads of fruit like they should be.


  • Serrano Chicken
  • Fusili with Gorgonzola Sauce
  • Griddled Courgette
  • Crusty Brown Bread and Butter


    Serrano Chicken
    2 Large Chicken Breasts
    6 Slices Serrano Ham
    Baked Fusili with Gorgonzola Sauce
    200g Fusili
    1 Leek
    2 Cloves Garlic
    1 Rasher Bacon
    50g Butter
    1 Tbsp Flour
    400ml Milk
    150g Gorgonzola Cheese
    1 Tomato
    1 tsp Dried Oregano
    1 Tomato
    Black Pepper


  • Serrano Chicken: Wrap the chicken breast in the ham. Cook in a dry griddle pan until seared all over then allow the finish in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Fusili with Gorgonzola Sauce: Thinly slice the leeks and bacon. Fry in the butter and minced garlic until the leeks are soft. Stir in the flour to make a roux. Add the milk (heating the milk first prevents lumps). When the sauce has thickened stir in ¾ of the cheese and allow to mix well. Stir the pasta into the sauce and 100ml water along with a good grind of pepper. Transfer to an ovenproof dish. Slice a tomato and place on top, add a few extra pieces of cheese on top and some oregano. Bake for 20 minutes.


    *All quantities are very approximate and for three people