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Mike - re your chapter four from your policing days. Please don't loose those chapters! We at the National Emergency Services Museum are always wanting memories from those who have served to keep in our records and help preserve things to show visitors and school groups how things have changed!
(Can't ride a motorcycle myself - hell I can barely get my fathers off its stand!)
Its just accrued to me that you need to write a auto biography. Not what you want i know but sometimes its not what you want its what the people want and need?
Strange world. Mike. Sorry.
Mike........nothing to do with motor cycles but just a thought..........you mentioned that the heat is really draining you during this hot weather.
Why not make yourself some Gazpacho ? It's not only delicious but also good for you and very, very cooling. You can make enough to keep in the fridge for a few days and treat yourself to a drink throughout the day
I feel a recipe is in order Philippa.
Pansyface.......usual thing I'm afraid.......my bad habit of assuming everyone immediately knows what I am on about So here goes.......this is the "rustic" method I was shown so no cutting crusts of bread or peeling veg (other than onion and garlic ) but can be done if you want.
2 slices of bread
4 large ripe tomatoes
1 Green bell pepper
Half a cucumber
Half an onion
2 cloves Garlic
4 tbs good Olive Oil
2 tsp Salt
One quarter tsp freshly ground Cumin
5 tbs Lemon Juice
One quarter to One half litre of water.
Put bread to soak in water.
Chop up Toms, Cucumber, Pepper, Onion and Garlic .......put in Blender and run until pureed.
Decant the above into a bowl and put to one side.
Squeeze excess water from the soaked bread and run in the Blender until soggy.
Keeping the Blender running, add the Olive Oil little by little until incorporated into the bread.
Add the salt, Cumin and Lemon juice.
Ladle some of the contents of the bowl of veg into the blender and then when fully mixed, tip back into the bowl of remaining pureed veg and mix thoroughly. You can run the whole caboodle thru the Blender again if necessary.
Chill the resulting mixture in the fridge for a few hours. I decant into used Mineral Water bottles to save space in fridge.
As it cools down, it will thicken.............you can add cold water to thin it out to taste.
Depending on the size of your Blender, with the quantities given you may need to do it in two batches. IMO, it is not worth making in lesser quantities but then again, I love it and so can never have enough
Hope that is easy to follow...........if not, let me know
Ooh, thanks for that. If I could persuade my d****d cucumbers to calve iI'd be able to do it more or less in its entirety from the garden.
Will give it a go tomorrow - assuming it is still hot tomorrow in these parts.
That's brilliant, Mike! I agree with Edd - autobiography is required.
Love the tales Mike, and didn't it turn back the clock hearing you mention Woolwich. I was born in Dartford and bought up in Erith. We used go to Woolwich market shopping.
Has someone upset you Mike?
Crikey, Mike! You're not on yer bike again?
Great story Mike,keep them coming
I agree Mike and I think I know what you mean in particular, but I didn't say anything. I did wonder though if that's why the Forkers thread was quiet tonight. I'll be honest, I love reading most of your posts, some (such as bikes) don't interest me, but that's just because I don't like them, I wouldn't dream of upsetting you if others are enjoying the thread. On the whole, I love reading your stories, your advice, your comments
I don't really know what is going on Mike but whoever is getting to you could, if they wished, just ignore you. As they choose not to ignore you, they must be wanting to upset you, for whatever reason. But you, in your turn, can ignore them. Just put their details into the Your Settings section and you'll never see them again.