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Trail

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Drove a couple of hours yesterday to a reservoir with a picnic basket jam-packed with cheese, meats, fruit, bread, olives, condiments, beer and wine and a picnic blanket. It's nearing the end of winter and the temperature was about 28 degrees, not a cloud in the sky and not a single fly in the air.

Lay there for a few hours, watching the fish jump, pelicans huddle, kids playing while nibbling on the feast before us. I really had forgotten how spiritually-lifting a picnic with the family can be.
This is pretty much one of my kinds of heaven. Simple things in life are often the best. I remember some time ago when I was with Mrs Trail we took our little lassie dog to a stately home close by us with a massive green and a pond. Made some sandwiches up, took crisps, chocolate, fruit etc and some juice and beer. It was a grand day out. I took a book to read, Mrs Trail a phone to fuck about on, and little Lillie was just happy being in the fresh air just mooching around. It cost next to fuck all, and I remember this afternoon meal much more than the meals I've paid shitloads of money for in swanky restaurants. I would have stopped time to stay like that.
 
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This is pretty much one of my kinds of heaven. Simple things in life are often the best. I remember some time ago when I was with Mrs Trail we took our little lassie dog to a stately home close by us with a massive green and a pond. Made some sandwiches up, took crisps, chocolate, fruit etc and some juice and beer. It was a grand day out. I took a book to read, Mrs Trail a phone to fuck about on, and little Lillie was just happy being in the fresh air just mooching around. It cost next to fuck all, and I remember this afternoon meal much more than the meals I've paid shitloads of money for in swanky restaurants. I would have stopped time to stay like that.
Absolutely. It’s something we really don‘t do enough of and I’m not sure why? We had a wonderful time; ate a bit too much, drank a lot too much but enjoyed every moment of it.

Winter days in Queensland really can be superb.
 
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I made something like a shakshouka the other day for brunch. Was blown away by my brilliance until I realized there was a name for the dish
I’m going to have to make this soon. I eat it fairly often at a restaurant down in Brisbane and it’s superb, and simple.

Their’s is baked eggs, tomato and capsicum sauce, saffron labneh, white beans, kalamata olives, toasted house-made challah bread and lamb kofta meatballs. or Merguez sausage. Best egg dish ever.

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Trail

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Absolutely. It’s something we really don‘t do enough of and I’m not sure why? We had a wonderful time; ate a bit too much, drank a lot too much but enjoyed every moment of it.

Winter days in Queensland really can be superb.
Where I live, as you'll know, is an hour or two tops from the coast. That, my friend, is where I want to die, by the coast. I have some kind of affinity with the sea, and whenever I'm close by water I feel at home. Cheap days out can be had by the coast. £10 worth of petrol, cheap food and beer, nothing else needed.

Whitby, North Yorkshire...I adore you.

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Trail

R.I.P. Joe Rein
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I’m going to have to make this soon. I eat it fairly often at a restaurant down in Brisbane and it’s superb, and simple.

Their’s is baked eggs, tomato and capsicum sauce, saffron labneh, white beans, kalamata olives, toasted house-made challah bread and lamb kofta meatballs. or Merguez sausage. Best egg dish ever.

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Yeah, I could eat something like that.
 

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In preparation for the incoming (and long overdue) English civil war I'm stockpiling water and protein meal replacement powder along with some other staples. Just as in the US with the race war we're at the point of no return here what with Brexit and a whole slew of internal problems. It's a question of when not if it all kicks off, so I figured I might as well do what I can at least..

Anyway, after a sprint session and some weights and burpee combos earlier it's time for my two scrambled eggs on brown...and take look at this treat, the missus makes a lovely victoria sponge when she can be arsed..

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Where I live, as you'll know, is an hour or two tops from the coast. That, my friend, is where I want to die, by the coast. I have some kind of affinity with the sea, and whenever I'm close by water I feel at home. Cheap days out can be had by the coast. £10 worth of petrol, cheap food and beer, nothing else needed.

Whitby, North Yorkshire...I adore you.

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and some fish, chips and mushy peas at Silver Street Fisheries
 
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Trail

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and some fish, chips and mushy peas at Silver Street Fisheries
Yes. The choice of fine fish and chips in Whitby is so fine. Pretty much anywhere you go is nice. The Magpie is nice, but very pricey. Stuart Fusco's Quayside fish and chip shop is nice. Some rate it above The Magpie.
 
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Trail

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@Mattress did you ever go to Robin Hood's Bay? I used to be seeing a lassie whose dad had a holiday cottage up there. I spent so much time at the place for free. It's truly adorable.
 
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I’m going to have to make this soon. I eat it fairly often at a restaurant down in Brisbane and it’s superb, and simple.

Their’s is baked eggs, tomato and capsicum sauce, saffron labneh, white beans, kalamata olives, toasted house-made challah bread and lamb kofta meatballs. or Merguez sausage. Best egg dish ever.

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Yea, I think it really might be. I kind of made it by accident and it blew my mind. Next I'll learn to make it right and see what I want to keep
 
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Trail

R.I.P. Joe Rein
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This morning I'm gonna try a sort of green version of that. It'll have pork ribs and collard greens, cumin, and a lil cardamom. Made the ribs and greens last night for dinner.
That sounds pretty nice. My local shop does some decent pork chops and stuff cheap if they're close to use by date. Always worth buying as they're versatile and you can put all kinds of different shit with them for a cheap snack or too. If I don't use a butcher I always make sure I trawl the shop for a bargain towards night time. I'm the night trawler.
 
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That sounds pretty nice. My local shop does some decent pork chops and stuff cheap if they're close to use by date. Always worth buying as they're versatile and you can put all kinds of different shit with them for a cheap snack or too. If I don't use a butcher I always make sure I trawl the shop for a bargain towards night time. I'm the night trawler.
Did 3 separated eggs for it. Was a bit salty because of the way I did the greens last night. Ruined? Nope. No fuckin problem. Added some rice wine vinegar over top, and some Sriracha and it was fucking delicious.
 
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Trail

R.I.P. Joe Rein
May 24, 2013
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Did 3 separated eggs for it. Was a bit salty because of the way I did the greens last night. Ruined? Nope. No fuckin problem. Added some rice wine vinegar over top, and some Sriracha and it was fucking delicious.
That sounds like restaurant-level food. You're wasted on here, Champ.