The Music Of May

Every now and then I realise just how much awesome new (and old) music I’ve been listening to… check out this little batch to hear for yourself!:

Sigur Rós – Brennisteinn

Brett Domino Trio NAILING Purple Rain

Gooding – Ride On

Gooding – Mountain

Book Group – Year Of The Cat

Stereophonics – Indian Summer

Counting Crows – Miami

Frontier Ruckus covers Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life

Night Beds cover Robyn – Dancing On My Own

Houndmouth covers Billy Bragg & Wilco

Frightened Rabbit – Holy (alternative version)

Jillette Johnson – Pauvre Coeur

Houndmouth – Penitentiary

The Saints – Know Your Product

To The River from JWATNL – all shot in the reflection of an eye!

Fuck You, I'm Tony Stark from cedesclaire on 8tracks Radio.

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls – Live from The Forum, London

Four Ingredient Recipes: Four Ingredient Squirrel & Pate En Croute

Our lovely Monkey Queen of Don’t Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys, was our May Daring Cooks’ hostess and she challenged us to dive into the world of en Croute! We were encouraged to make Beef Wellington, Stuffed Mushroom en Croute and to bring our kids into the challenge by encouraging them to create their own en Croute recipes!

“Mandatory Items: Wrap whatever suits your taste in some type of pastry and bake it.” – that sounded perfect to me… but how to make it interesting? Pate En Croute is a common recipe, as is Beef Wellington but as far as I could see no one had ever made Squirrel En Croute – four ingredients or more!

A quick shopping trip for a squirrel from Ridley’s Fish & Game at the Stockbridge Market and I was sorted. My ingredients were:

  • 1 squirrel
  • 1 pack of pate
  • 1 pack of puff pastry
  • 1 egg

I braised and then simmered the squirrel before taking the meat off the bone. I rolled the pastry, layered on the pate and the squirrel meat and then brushed egg around the pastry. It took ages to cook but that’s because my wife informed me that I shouldn’t have used a whole pack of pastry, who knew! The end result was very tasty – the squirrel meat was moister than I expected and it all tasted pretty awesome!


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Kurt’s 50 Favourites: The Knack – Get the Knack

I’ve listened to “My Sharona” plenty of times before but I’ve somehow missed out on The Knack’s album, “Get The Knack”. Wikipedia tells me it was massive and rightly so – it’s actually pretty awesome! There are some really great moments and it’s certainly worth a listen. What do you think? I think it’s a decent inclusion on Kurt’s list.