Sunday, November 28, 2010

Beer butt Chicken!

So I bought a chicken today as I wanted to roast it. 
I was going to do the usual recipe but then I remembered of beer butt chicken.
This is a recipe that receives very good feedback but that I never get round to try.

So hands on. I have losen the skin and rubbed the insides with a mix of a chicken cube, peper, chili powder, grated garlic, grated onion, olive oil and a bit of beer. Mixed the "mix" left over with half a can. Shoved the can up the chicken's arse and oven (175ºC for 1h and 15min more or less).

Will let you know later how it tastes but it does look good!!

btw it is served with baby potatos and chantenay carrots that were parboiled 10 and then roasted for another 10-15 min basted with the juices from the chicken...

nom nom :)

Snowing in Nottingham in late November

It was a big surprise to find that it was snowing in the early hours of saturday.
Everything was white, and a lot of roads were also covered as the snowfall was not expected until Sunday night.
Everything remains covered in white. as the temperatures dropped to as low as minus 7 deg Celsius last night
Just showing some photos of "my street" and the view from my bedroom window to Jubilee campus and the Aspire!

Keep warm :)


Thursday, November 25, 2010

In my Christmas list...











Monte Velho 

1 copo


Dão Grão Vasco 

4 copos


Douro Esteva

2 copos


Quinta da Bacalhôa 

3 copos



4 copos


Porto Ferreira

2 cálices


Duas Quintas

4 copos


Murganheira Reserva

1 garrafa


Barca Velha

4 copos


João Pires

2 garrafas



1 garrafa



2 taças


Frei João Bairrada 

3 copos


Porto Real C.ª Velha 

5 cálices


C.R.F. Reserva

3 garrafas


Fundação E. Almeida 

2 copos


Herdade do Esporão

4 copos


   Casal Garcia

4 copos



1/2 copo








Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mo in Need! #Movember

My Friends
almost getting in the last week of #Movember and I am felling a bit down.
The reason being the lack of support to my campaign, last year I managed to raise £400 and this year so far I have managed £135.
I know times are not favorable to give money but hey, like an ad on TV says: every little helps!
So c'mon donate for #movember, just go online to and make a donation, as little as 50p or as big as £50!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Movember - Support the Prostate Cancer Charity - Donate to me!


Once again, this Movember, the month formerly known as November I’ve decided to donate my face to raising awareness about prostate cancer.  My donation and commitment is the growth of a moustache for the entire month of Movember, which I know will generate conversation, controversy and laughter.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. One man dies every hour from the disease in the UK. This is a cause that I feel passionately about and I’m asking you to support my efforts by making a donation to The Prostate Cancer Charity. To help, you can either: 

•  Click this link and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account . Or,

•  Send cheques and CAF vouchers (made payable to ‘The Prostate Cancer Charity Re Movember’) directly to The Prostate Cancer Charity – First Floor, Cambridge House, Cambridge Grove, London W6 0LE. Be sure to include the person’s name on the back of the cheque.

The Prostate Cancer Charity will use the money raised by Movember for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer.
For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please visit

Thank you in advance for helping me to support men’s health. 

Ricardo Gandara

Friday, November 05, 2010

#Movember week1

#Movember is on, so c'mon sponsor my PoMo! 

and here it is my current Mo!