Category: I should be fat

  • 19/365 Biscuits bad?

    19/365 Biscuits bad?

    I love my Captain Rondos. They are a staple of my snack drawer at work, and popular with my co-workers. Thanks Lidl! I have found that maintaining a snack drawer has saved me a fortune in visits to the vending machine. Spending ~£8 in Lidl on products that resemble ‘big name’ snacks results in around […]

  • 7/365 Mr Man’s

    7/365 Mr Man’s

    We’ve had some lovely meals at Mr Man’s in Wollaton, and we were very lucky to be invited for another meal there today. It’s my Dad’s and Step-mum’s anniversary, and they were also meeting up with some family friends too. Ruby particularly enjoyed the wanton soup for starters, and the rest of the set meal […]

  • Return of the pie

    We’ve been eating mostly healthy food over the last several months and so a previous staple of my diet has mostly disappeared: pies. I love pies – savoury or sweet. They’re the pinnacle of pastry-topped food and I love them. I just haven’t been eating them very much recently. However, I managed to revisit Pie Heaven today during a visit to the rather excellent Bottle Kiln.

  • Cancer is a horrible, horrible disease but it seems that one recent cancer-related news story has driven a considerable amount of extra traffic here. It was announced on Tuesday that Jade Goody has cervical cancer. This is a sad state of affairs even if I do think that Jade makes a pretty worthless “celebrity”. It’s […]

  • Yo! Sushi

    Jo and I decided to spoil ourselves for lunch today so we headed into town to sample to culinary delights of Yo! Sushi. Jo is a big fan of the uncooked fish and I’ve really enjoyed the few bits and pieces of sushi that I’ve sampled before. You can order individual cooked dishes if you […]

  • Every time I see an advert on the television for breakfast cereal trumpeting the benefits of “100% wholegrain” I think to myself: “Why the hell is that a good thing?” I can see that not having added sugar and salt is a good thing. I can see that there are no additives and that my […]

  • Jo and I had a fantastic meal out last night at one of Beeston’s finest eateries – the Library Bar and Kitchen on Wollaton Road. We’ve been here a few times before as the food is delicious and very well priced. It used to be termed a “Swedish Tapas Bar” but now seems to have […]

  • World Service

    I love food. I’m sure I have stated this many times before but there are some particularly important aspects of my life and enjoying a good meal is high on the list. I can’t think of many more pleasurable experiences while keeping your clothes on. Thankfully I can cook, as long as I have a […]

  • Sad Davey

    Sad Davey – Day 11 Originally uploaded by rutty. Christmas is over and I’m back at work today. That isn’t the saddening thing for me, but the fact that I’ve had to leave my girlfriend to travel back to Nottingham is. It’s been great seeing her over the festive season and a bit of a […]

  • Alan ate all the pie

    There was no pie for me this lunchtime, much to my disappointment. Wednesday is the busy day at the New Venture Social Club as it’s roast day and the place is usually swarming with the retired and hungry (often both together) and we were about five minutes later than usual. I could see the pie-level […]

  • I am the Piemaster

    I love pies. Pies are great. There’s just something about a nice pie that makes me drool and think hungry thoughts. These thoughts are not helping my current plan for healthier living though, and my pie-related longing has been increased recently by a new addition to my local social club. The new addition is a […]

  • Meat is good

    I like meat. Meat is tasty and is in no way contributing to any increased risk of cancer, hypertension or any other medical problems that may reduce my lifespan. I ate a bacon and mushroom ciabatta for my breakfast, with sweet chilli and cheese. It was delicious and I don’t really give a shit if […]