Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Spaghetti Bolognese anyone?

Although the feeling at the moment is predominantly based on India and I have been cooking some Indian Dishes like Chicken Korma and Onion Bhaji lately (kind of to get me back into the Indian way of food), today we decided to do some simple, but always delicious Spaghetti Bolognese!

There are a hundred and one ways how to do your spaghetti bolognese, but this is the way we do it and the way we like it ...... home made style :)

• Get yourself some good quality Spaghetti, Italian brands for me are the preferred!
• Add water in a pot, add salt and a drop of olive oil and get the bugger to a boil.

• Until the water is getting to a boil chop some onions & garlic and prepare your minced beef (please make sure its not frozen like a brick else it get clumpy!).

• Put some olive oil in a pan and push up the heat! When this is ready sizzle those onions and garlic and you may add two chillies for some added punch! When the onions are starting to brown (not burn!) add the minced beef and get it cooking.

• In the meantime the water should have boiled - add the Pasta and take the timing so you have it 'al Dente"

• When the meat is cooked add the tomato sauce and leave to simmer.

• Now its time for the secret ingredient - Bovril! Melt one Bovril cube in some hot water and add to the sauce for some nice beefy taste!

• When the pasta is ready - ensure its done and after draining add to the sauce and mix well!

And there you are! Your Spaghetti Bolognese is ready to serve and be devoured!

Buon Apetito!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The quit smoking saga

I have to admit - after writing the previous post about quitting smoking I had a relapse and I am smoking again. Honestly I can understand how I can be so weak, its just a roll of paper with tabacco inside!! Yes it might be the nicotine or anything else they put inside, but I couldn't take the craving away. Guess the only way to do it is to go to the desert for a week, no cigarettes and stay there like that if I freak out I just have the sand and some creatures to endure my nagging! Well we wait and see....

Morocco Mount Toubkal Climb - Day 2

Day 2 started with early breakfast from the always faithful Abdullah and also met Stewart and Simon who made part of the team we were ...