Monday, 16 January 2017

Great song, great idea too...

Red Red Wine

Red, red wine
Go to my head
Make me forget that I
Still need her so

Red, red wine
It's up to you
All I can do, I've done
But memories won't go
No, memories won't go

I'd have sworn that with time
Thoughts of you would leave my head
I was wrong, and I find
Just one thing makes me forget

Red, red wine
Stay close to me
Don't let me be alone
It's tearing apart
My blue, blue heart

UB40 had a big hit with this Neil Diamond song.  It was different from their usual stuff and certainly gave me a different impression of the group.

Neil Diamond wrote this song in 1967 – an amazing 50 years ago.  It's a song I remember singing at the top of our voices on car trips.  Even though I've never been a red wine girl…

Head over to this YouTube clip of the UB40 version. Or for a Neil Diamond version – this clip.  Which do you prefer?

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Not saying there's anything wrong with luxury, mind

Tomatoes, Chives and Cream – who would have thought?

Carole's Chatter: Tomatoes, Chives & Cream

I got the idea for this simple dish from Marcella Hazan's Ingredienti.  I bought some lovely orange cherry tomatoes (any sort of tomatoes would be fine).  Then you slice the tomatoes, put them on a plate and season with salt and pepper.  I used Himalayan pink salt and ground black pepper.

The sauce is a simple one a little double cream, salt, pepper and snipped up chives. 

Drizzle a little of the sauce onto the tomatoes and put the rest on the side.

This resulted in a surprisingly good little side dish.