Kurt’s 50 Favourites: R.E.M. – Green

I used to love R.E.M. and played Automatic For The People to death. Although this wasn’t one of the albums I listened to until it wore out, it was one that I’d liked growing up. I hadn’t realised that there was a personal relationship between Stipe and Cobain – it’s always cool to hear that bands know eachother! Overall a decent album, not their best but still a great listen.

Four Ingredient Recipes: Four Ingredient Yoghurt


The lovely Cher of The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler was our July Daring Cooks’ hostess and she asked us to create homemade yogurt in our own kitchens! No incubators needed, no expensive equipment or ingredients, just a few items and we had delicious yogurt for a fraction of the cost and a whole lot healthier than what you buy in the stores!

  • 500 mls Full cream milk
  • Starter culture of yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • Muesli

Heat the milk to 85 degrees C then cool back down to 45 degrees C, add yogurt, sugar and muesli, stir and put into something insulated overnight (to keep the temperature up). Then you can refrigerate and eat. Job done! This tasted pretty delicious and I’ll definitely make it again.

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Four Ingredient Recipes: Four Ingredient Haggis Pasta

My wonderful wife Ruth is this month’s host of the Tinned Tomatoes Pasta Please challenge – this month’s theme is Cheeseless Wonders since our house is a dairy-free environment. I went for something with a Scottish twest – haggis pasta. It tastes pretty good although it was a little bit dry – maybe some more tomatoes next time (or eating it when it’s fresh, not the next day for tea!).

  • Pasta (cook until ready)
  • Spinach – wilt in a frying pan
  • Haggis from a can – add to frying pan to heat up and break up
  • Tinned tomatoes

Mix the lot together and enjoy.

Thank you Ruth!

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