Sunday, December 7, 2008


At the moment i am in New York, it is 5 am I woke up at 3am because the heater is broken. I thought it would be good to blog my favorite dinner-party recipe at the moment.


You need to make Chilli, Tomato Salsa, Guacamole, sour cream (well... you can buy sour cream) and get some unsalted/unflavoured corn chops

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne is like the easiest thing to make in the world. You can do what you like, it just doesn't matter. I change it around depending on what I've got in the cupboard and depending on who's eating it. I like it really hot, don't be such a pussy. You want it a bit hotter then you think because you have the sour cream and guacamole in the dish cooling everything down later.
Cook it for as long as you can, anywhere from 20 minutes to 3 hours.

You need: (I am leaving these super vague. If you don't cook much and that stresses you out you can find a recipe online but they are all stupidly complicated. As long as you have enough tomato to keep it wet it will taste OK. Just follow your heart)
Beef Mince
Cumin (optional)
Dried/powdered chilli
fresh chilli (optional)
Tinned Tomato
tinned red kidney beans

fry onion with the paprika, cumin, dried/powdered chilli.
Add the mince and brown it.
Add the tomato
Cook for as long as possible on a low heat. Covered if you are cooking it for more then 1/2 hour or so. Maybe you will have to add water every so often
add the fresh chilli and kidney beans near the end, (they are already cooked in the tin) add the fresh chilli

if you are making nachos then put it in a an oven-able tray, sprinkle lots of cheese on it put it in an oven/under a grill to melt the cheese

Tomato Salsa
You need:
Chopped fresh Tomatoes
red onion
Lime juice
salt and pepper

add them all together, let it sit for like 20 minutes. I don't like too much red onion maybe 1/3 a red onion to 2 tomatoes.

Dice some avocado, add some garlic and some lime juice. Stir it together with a fork, you don't need to mash the hell out of it.

To serve:
I like to serve everything in separate bowls and everyone just compiles it on their plate at the table. you have to ask each other to pass bowls around, it is nice.

cool, communication isn't my strong-point so if there are any questions just ask. If you make it let me know.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008