Archive for April, 2013

Dragon fruit!

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Dragon fruit

Dragon fruit

 

Dragon fruit

Dragon fruit

This is my own take on the dragon fruit salad. As to how to make it, turn to my recipe page and follow the instructions.

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Dragon fruit laced with rum

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Dragon fruit from  wiki

Dragon fruit from wiki

Dragon fruit in rum

Dragon fruit in rum

The dragon fruit is found in tropical climate around the world and they grow to about 20ft.  It is part of the cactus family and it is grown in the Americas and China. If you want to hunt the fruit down, your best bet is to head to China town.  Cut the fruit lengthwise, scoop out the flesh and eat. Like kiwi fruits, the seeds are edible but not the skin.  It is full of vitamin C, fibre and calcium. It makes a change from our every day fruits!

This is my own take on the dragon fruit laced with rum.

Ingredients:

1 dragon fruit, cut in half, lengthwise and scoop out the white flesh

1 mango peeled and cut into cubes

1 small tub of plain yoghurt

50g fresh mint leaves

2tbsp caster sugar

2tbsp rum or vodka

Add the mint leaves, sugar and yoghurt in a mixer and whisk.  Cut the dragon fruit in half , gently scoop out the flesh and reserve the skin as your serving dish!  Add the yoghurt mixture, mango and dragon fruit and gently toss together

To serve: fill the reserved skin with the prepared fruit, lace it with vodka or rum and garnish with the  mint leaves. Oh what a night!!

Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

 

 

 

 

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Me as a Nun!!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Me as a Nun

Me as a Nun aka Whoopi Goldberg

The Scene was at Abney Park, off  Stoke Newington High Street. For further details, see my Media page!!

 

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STUFFED BUTTERNUT SQUASH

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Stuffed butternut squash

Stuffed butternut squash

This is a very versatile vegetable, which you can prepare in different ways.  You can bake, boil, fry it in whatever you want, you can go wrong. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to stuffing it, as with this vegetable, anything goes!! This vegetable is prominent during the winter months and you can serve it for starters, or particularly as a light supper in the evening sitting by the fire!!  Here is my own take of the “Stuffed Butternut Squash”.

Set oven 200c/G6

Ingredients: (2)

1 butternut squash (250g)

2tbsp vegetable oil

2tbsp mixed stuffing of your choice

50gr basil chopped (remainder for garnishing)

1 small onion chopped

1tsp paprika pepper

2cloves garlic, chopped

100gr Parmesan cheese (grated)

thumb sized ginger, chopped

Set microwave on high and there goes the squash for 12 minutes. Cool enough to handle and then cut in half lengthways and scoop out first the seeds (discard), then the flesh.Great care should be taken not to pierce the skin.Heat oil and fry onions, garlic, and the ginger until soft. Remove from heat and empty its contents into the scooped out flesh and the stuffing, basil and mix well to bind.  Fill the squashes with the contents, top with the cheese and then return to the oven to cook for about 15 minutes or thereabouts.

Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

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FILMING FOR BOX TV @ CHANNEL 4

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Nina playing the part of a Nun

Nina playing the part of a Nun

This is me a.k.a Whoopi Goldberg playing the part of a Nun  for Box TV. It was shot at Abney Park, off  Stoke Newington High Street. Abney Park is a disused cemetery and the Council having  left the Park to fall into disrepair. Some of the Crypts/vaults have been vandalised.  There is a chapel of rest in the middle of the Park, that too, needs repairing as the roof has caved in!!

As for my short film, when it will be released I do not know. Am told I will be informed – no doubt they will!!

 

 

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