Grub and Grog

If poetry is food, is not food also poetry? Let's get our teeth into these tasty tantalisers and find out.

Owl Bhuna


  • 1 lb. owl pieces - bite sized
  • 1 large onion - chopped
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger (about 1") - chopped fine
  • 3 cloves of garlic- -crushed or chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cardamoms
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp.turmeric
  • 1 1/2 tsp.danea (ground coriander)
  • 1/4 tsp. geera (ground cumin)
  • 1/4 tsp. chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • Fresh coriander

Fry the onions until soft, then add the garlic, ginger and salt. Brown the owl pieces and add to the onions, together with the cinnamon, peppercorns, cloves and cardamoms. Add 1/2 a cup of water, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add all the remaining spices (except the coriander) and a little more water and simmer for a further 10 - 15 minutes until the owl is tender. Just before serving, stir in a handful of fresh, chopped coriander. Serve with Basmati rice and/or a crisp green salad

Alternative Option: If owl is unavailable a suitable substitute is chicken.

Baked Bean And Lager Daiquiri


  • Baked beans
  • Lager
  • Crushed ice
  • White rum
  • Sugar
  • Lime
  • Disdain

Bung it all in a big glass and shake. Serve with contempt.

Melon And Parma Ham Fadges


  • Cantaloupe melon
  • Parma ham
  • one grape
  • cress (or rocket salad)

Cut two slices of melon and place flat on a dish in an "O" shape. Fill the gap between the melon slices with strips of Parma ham, try to ruffle the ham up a bit rather than lying it flat. Place a grape at the far end of the melon gap. Surround the melon with cress.

Marmite Marguerita


  • Marmite
  • Tequilla
  • Triple Sec
  • Lemon Juice     
  • Salt
  • Courage

It is said that Cortez kept his troops supplied with this historic cocktail enabling them to have a swift conquest of the Aztecs. It is also said that it was Montezuma's people who drank them excessively resulting in their demise. Such is history - there are always two sides.



  • Figs

Serve figs.

Fruit Art

It's amazing what you can make with just a little bit of creativity out of two plums and a banana.

Smiley face
Sad face
Division sign
Percent sign

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