Archive for April, 2006

A shame really!

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Kate was the latest celeb dancer to not get enough votes to stay on the show. Coupled with the fact that she didnt have the audience votes she also recieved the lowest score from the judges on the night. She actually did really well to get through to round 6 and should feel very proud of her achievements. What is a shame is that instead of going out glowing with positivity regarding her improvements and her experience she has gone out with a blaze of negative comments towards the judges and her fellow celebrity competitors. Rather than reflect on the support she recieved and the fun she had it would seem that she is choosing to focus on her percieved negative aspects of her experience. I think that is a shame, as she is not only selling everyone else short, she is also selling herself short.

Paul’s Mussel Soup

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Paul’s Mussel Soup
1tsp butter
clove of garlic – chopped fine
one chilli – sliced fine
mussels – as many as you want 1.5 – 2 kilos for a good feed for two persons
olive oil
2 cloves of garlic chopped
one chilli chopped
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 cup of dry white wine
2 cups of water
sea salt
black pepper freshly ground
bunch of flat leaf parsley
Melt butter in big pot and gently fry the garlic and chilli till aromatic – do not burn!! Add mussels and if you want a splash of beer or wine. Put lid on pot and turn heat up let cook for about 5 minutes or until all the mussels are open. Shake pan occasionally to encourage mussels to open. Remove from the heat and discard any unopened mussels – put mussels in a bowl and set aside in a warm oven – 85c or 185f. Strain the liquid from the cooking pan through a fine sieve and reserve the stock.
In the same pan over a low heat (don