Friday, 29 November 2013


Last night was both Thanksgiving (US) and the first day of Hanukkah.  Apparently they won't overlap again until 2070.  So I am sure we'll celebrate then too.

I don't know much about Jewish traditions, only odd things like you shouldn't have lasagne as it has both meat and dairy (they can have tuna lasagne which sounds delish anyway).

Friday, 22 November 2013

Dog days

Tonight's theme is dedicated to man's best friend.

Today we bought a dog.  I have been wanting a dog for a while and narrowed it down to a beagle being the dog of choice.  After thinking and researching and thinking yet more about how our lives would change, we brought Cooper home today.

We decided on a name a few week's ago, making it all a bit more real.  His full name is Cooper Black Bold, which is after an iconic font (you may know it from the Easyjet logo).  It's an awesome name I think.  And more people and dogs should be named after fonts.

He will be more of an observant of this FridayDateNight as I don't think he is partial to themed cocktails.  I am sure he appreciates the sentiment of the playlist dedicated to dogs and food around his heritage. Or, you know, doesn't notice at all.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Dia de los Muertos (belated)

Missed this event because we were at a Halloween party and only just remembered we wanted to do it.  This is the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration.

We're using the opportunity to make Mexican foods and maybe a cheeky margarita.  Like we need an excuse.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Danger danger!

Tonight we are going to try and poison ourselves to death with food.  Hurray!

Lots of foods have trace elements of things that can kill you, or make you ill at least.  It's good to dabble with one's mortality every now and again.  Play Russian roulette.

I sent him a couple of websites of deathly foods and left it up to him to combine whatever he fancied.

On all the lists was hotdogs, not because of the terrible 'food' they contain, but because of the choking hazard.  What a terrible thing to die from.

Friday, 1 November 2013


I like the random.  There was a Reddit thread about people's favourite food and someone said "Fish and chips.." and I thought, sure, that's good, but he wasn't done "... with dressing and gravy".

Transpires that this is a traditional dish from Newfoundland and, since I am unlikely to visit, I thought I would virtually visit through the medium of Internet recipes.

Music wise, I think there may well be a few sea shanties, Newfoundland is an island happily into their tradition.