The Supersizers Eat The 1980s

The Supersizers Eat The 1980s
Adam Ant and Madonna-style clothing, which Giles and Sue wear.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Eating out vs. eating in.

I've always found eating in to be easier, faster, sometimes yummier. But of course, the simple pleasure of going out and ordering something freshly cooked, hot and delicious just can't be beaten.

Now I was going to do another Top 5 Faves thing, like last time. But I've decided that that is probably too long, and too much of a strain on my tired brain. So instead, I will take you through some of my fave things to eat out (and in) with less of a structured feel, and more of a laid-back, relaxed vibe. I won't do any numbering this time, because to be fair, I can't really say what my absolute fave food to eat out or in is. I have several faves.

Firstly, I like eating paninis. Out, of course. Usually with a nice coffee to go with it. Ham and cheese is my particular fave. Of panini that is. (Ha ha ha!) Especially the ones with extra gooey cheese in them. I much prefer gooey cheeses. The way when you eat a panini and bite into it, the cheese is all stringy, and there's a long strand of cheese coming out from your mouth and dangling down a good 15 or so centimetres. That is just such an enjoyable and fun experience.

My panini, and two coffees. One was my companion's. Mine's the one with chocolate on the top. I have such a sweet tooth!
Secondly, I'm up for anything (well... almost) sweet to eat. Mainly cupcakes, or cakes, or gingerbread men or biscuits. Depending on where I am and what mood I'm in. Sometimes I'll just snack on chocolate. But... I don't mind sitting in a cafe and eating something sweet. Usually it'll be a cupcake. One with lots of icing. But nothing else really. I'm not up for anything sickly, or creamy. Eurgh!
Here's a snack I once ate out. It may not be my usual, but it's still sweet and has nuts in it. You can't really ask for more. Especially when you're busy and on the move.
Thirdly, I love eating in. It's not got the same speedy, lively, quick vibe as eating out, but that doesn't bother me. I can't be asked to go out everyday or even every week to eat out. I just can't. But that doesn't mean that I can't eat delicious food. Though most is not freshly cooked, I do try and keep my diet fairly balanced. But not to any exact measurements or amount of food. I just eat what I want. And in moderation. It's the "little and often" method.
Here's something I actually cooked. Fried eggs. Very basic, but very yummy. One went a little bit funny (the top one).
I had them as a little extra to something else I ate previously that day, which was similar. That's why the plate's a bit mucky. Those fried eggs really filled me up!
That's all for now. Thanks for reading, you lovely peeps. Leave a comment below or on Twitter @Supersizer1.
Bye now. xxx

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Fruits, me, Giles Coren... and other stuff.

Weird title, I know. I'm just trying to give you peeps a hint as to what I'm going to write about in my blog post. I've meant to write this for some time. But you know what I'm like... I will often put it off, because other things grab my attention (like Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, or the television or radio), or of course, more importantly, I really have had other, more major things to worry about, or do. Oh, and then there's when I've felt ill. And trust me, I'm one of these people who does get ill a fair bit. My immune system is crap. It always has been. As a kid I would go off school more than most purely because I got ill more than most. You either do get ill a lot, or you don't. And I did.

Now, intro. over... it's time to get to the main reason I'm blogging today. Fruit. Or, my favourite fruits. I had the idea the other day because Esther Walker did a blog post, which I read, about how to make banana bread. Then it got me thinking about which fruits are my fave, and why.

So, here goes... my favourite fruits (shortlist):

1. Banana.
    I have always had a strong liking for this fruit, ever since I was little. It's good on its own, or with cereal (on top of it, which is how I like it), or with cake (on the side, like how I like my tomato ketchup along side my chicken and mushroom slices - Ginsters), or on toast (which I have rarely eaten), or in a cake (banana cake - which I have made once).

Here's a piece of my banana cake. I made it back in August, and it lasted for about 2 weeks. Well, I ate it within that time. Oh, and my companion had some too.
2. Blueberry.
    The good old blueberry... definitely a favourite of mine. I love blueberry muffins, and get them most weeks, in either a 2 or 4 pack. They taste really nice, and are much healthier (I'd imagine) than a choc chip muffin, or a double choc chip muffin. I also have made my own once, except with a little twist - there was a hint of lemon in the muffins. And the recipe was by a contestant from The Great British Bake Off, Urvashi Roe.
Here is one of my blueberry and lemon muffins. This was all the way back in March that I made these. Just goes to show how little baking I do. But, it's thanks to the Bake Off that I've got into it.
3. Strawberry.
    Here's another fruit which has been a part of my diet since I was small. (And by small I mean young.) It's in yogurts and milk drinks that I've drunk and ate as a child. I have always loved its sweet flavour. And I still do. I still eat yogurts that contain a strawberry flavour. I'm not sure whether it's a natural flavouring or not. But I like it all the same. And Yazoos are another thing which has a strawberry flavour in it, which I love. I went through a BIG, looooong faze of drinking them, then went off them, and then have re-discovered recently that I like them.
4. Apricot.
    This is another fruit which I only really like because as a kid I'd have it in my yogurt, because it was flavoured with it. It's a nice, fresh tasting fruit. And the yellow-y colour it makes the yogurt is very cheery, and nice to look at.
5. Apple.
    This fruit is one I like on its own, cut up, even with honey, or on cereal. Even fruit juices that have apple in them, such as Innocent smoothies. It's also a nice flavour in cakes, or there's the classic pudding apple crumble, which is very delicious and nice with custard. That used to be a favourite dessert of mine at school. That and chocolate sponge with chocolate custard - very unhealthy, but OH so good!
My 5 favourite fruits there for you. The 6th, if I'd have made the list just a little bit longer, would have been grapes. They are very nice, but only if they taste sweet. And have no pips in them. They are a pain to have to remove after/during eating a grape.
Now, a little bit more extra stuff, which I felt I just had to include in my blog post...
Giles Coren replied to me on the 8th of this month. I was very happy and also very pleased for his wife, Esther, who had written an article in The Times about How To Be A Blogger, which I really enjoyed reading. It also taught me that for my blog to become more popular, I must blog on a more regular basis, and also not go on about how I've been too busy to blog. Although I never really say that. I usually give a short(ish) apology, and then get on with writing my latest blog post. But maybe in future I won't mention how I've not blogged in ages and just go straight into writing about whatever it is I'm writing about. Sound good to you?
Now, I must depart from my blog now. Pandora's show on Capital will be on in about half an hour, and I CAN'T miss that! I love you guys who actually read my blog. It may not be a huge amount, but it's better than nothing.
Please feel free to tweet me or leave a comment below, I'd like to hear some feedback on this post. Thanks! Bye for now... Ss1. xxx

Saturday, 3 November 2012

A little bit of blogging.

I know, I haven't blogged in ages. I have meant to, but never got around to it. I've wanted to blog about The Great British Bake Off, and how great it was to watch. But it's been a while since it was on, so I can only do that once I've gathered a fair amount of pics together and refreshed my brain on it. But basically, the person who I wanted to win, or rather one of the people I wanted to win, won it. So I was pleased with the end result. Also, Mel and Sue were fab at presenting the show. And the 'Revisited' show was also really good and it was nice to see people such as Joanne Wheatley again, on the TV.

Besides the GBBO, I have also been enjoying other TV shows like Mrs Biggs and other things, which for some reason, my mind can't remember right now. Not great when all I want to do is go into depth about programmes I've watched. Plus, I'd really like to share a pic with you of a recent meal I've eaten. Purely because it was very yummy & seriously good to look at. P.S. I didn't make it. My companion did. They're a great cook. Not an actual professional or anything. Just great at cooking.

Toast with fish paste, cheese, eggs, cucumber and pepper.
I just want to end my blog post by mentioning how much I've enjoyed listening to Capital FM recently, and Pandora, Emily and Ant have all kept me entertained in the early hours of the morning & late evening (because Pandora's show is on from 8pm to midnight on a Friday). Thanks for all the tunes & chatter on Twitter. You guys are ace!
Also, big love to Sue & Giles, my idols. You are the greatest & funniest peeps I know. From the TV.
Bye for now, Ss1. xxx