Badger Ales, Dorset.

Not too bad for £16. Especially since it includes the wonderfully peachy Golden Glory; a summer favourite. Thanks you Costco and thank you Luke for grabbing them for me.

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International Food Treats.

Hot pepper and scotch bonnet sauces from Jamaica courtesy of John. Not forgetting the ubiquitous cock soup (nyarf nyarf). Sriracha sauce and dried prawns straight from Thailand courtesy of pops! Thanks guys, always massively appreciated.

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Happy Birthday Moms!

I know I have been on about Thailand Cafe & Takeaway at length, but it really is the gift that keeps on giving. An authentic Thai dinner for 6.5 coming to £54. Amazing. If you ever drop by you simply have to order the spicy prawn salad, I swear to god it is off the chart. Happy birthday mum, don’t worry; it’s on us.

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Shakshuka! Shakshuka!

Dishes that can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner are always winners. The Indian inspired kedgeree, the Mexican inspired huevos rancheros and the jewish classic; shakshuka. Super easy to cook, hearty and feeds many mouths. Shakshuka! Shakshuka!

Ingredients:
1 tbsp olive oil
2 medium brown or white onion, peeled and diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium green or red pepper, chopped
2 cans chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
5-6 eggs
1/2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley (optional, for garnish)

Method:
Heat a deep, large skillet pan on medium. Slowly warm the olive oil, add the chopped onion and fry for a few minutes until the onion begins to soften. Add the garlic and continue to fry until the mixture is fragrant. Add the peppers, fry for 5-7 minutes over medium until softened. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste to the pan and stir till blended. Add spices and sugar, stir well, and allow mixture to simmer over medium heat for 5-7 minutes untill it starts to reduce. At this point, you can taste the mixture and spice it according to your preferences. Add salt and pepper to taste, more sugar for a sweeter sauce, or more cayenne pepper for a spicier shakshuka.

Crack the eggs, one at a time, directly over the tomato mixture, making sure to space them evenly over the sauce. I usually place 4-5 eggs around the outer edge and 1 in the center. The eggs will cook sunny side up on top of the tomato sauce. Cover the pan. Allow mixture to simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked and the sauce has slightly reduced. Keep an eye on the skillet to make sure that the sauce doesn’t reduce too much, which can lead to burning.

Garnish with parsley and enjoy with some crusty bread.

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Happy New Year From Southsea Food Social.

Always moving forwards and always looking ahead. Happy 2015 to all of you, and thank you for your continued interest.

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Seasonal Gifts #2.

Some further seasonal treats from friends and family. Plum jam, vodka and the awesome Hamburger Gourmet book, from Brightonians George and Laura. Followed by pickled onions and garlic from the Manchester contingency. All gladly accepted.

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Annual Food Treats.

Moms never letting the side down.

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