Friday, 30 January 2015

Broccoli and chick peas with spicy tomato sauce

Broccoli and chick peas with spicy tomato sauce (serves 2)

You will need:
1 jar Parioli Arriabata Pasta Sauce 340G
1 tin East End Chick Peas 400G (drained)
2 dessertspoons Alpro Natural Yoghurt
2 dessertspoons natural tahini
2 cups brocolli florets
3 cups durum wheat pasta shapes or similar
Lemon juice to taste

How to cook it:

Combine tin chick peas and jar Arabia sauce in pan on simmer
Cook broccoli in microwave until tender, drain cooking water away
Add to pan, continue to simmer
Meanwhile boil pasta until soft, drain cooking water away
Add yoghurt and tahini to pan
Add drained pasta and stir.
When you have served the dish, add the lemon juice directly onto your plate.

This was something I made recently as I looked in the cupboard and wondered what I could cook.




Monday, 19 January 2015

Diana Street, Newcastle upon Tyne (Snow Scene)



Jeff took this picture using panorama technique, it is from Diana Street looking towards St. James Park (centre left) and Gateshead (right hand side).
It was one of the first snow falls of the year, the photo captured the scene before it went all slushy.



Castle Leazes Halls of Residence

As we are looking at existing structures around the Leazes Park area, here is a photo of the low rise student flats, surrounded by the part of Newcastle Town Moor known as Castle Leazes.



The trees in the foreground are mostly fruit trees, from what used to be allotments, the allotments which were evicted as part of (abandoned) plans to extend St James Park Football Stadium.

Nothing happening on Derelict House, Leazes Park



The Derelict Park Keeper's House in Leazes Park, from another angle.

Richardson Road Flats








Jeff and I took some photos of the student flats on Richardson Road.
They are to be demolished at some point in the future and new flats built.

Read more about the flats here

A student newspaper story on it
here

Another one here



Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Reccomending Zen Books

Recently I downloaded 3 books by Reverend Meiten of Vancouver Island Zen Centre .

I did read the first one in paperback form a few years ago and enjoyed it a lot, now I am reading e books where possible so I was very pleased to see these books available.

Derelict House in Leazes Park (Part 2)

I have read the reply to "David"s Freedom of Information request to Newcastle City Council, and it seems that the house can not be refurbished or retrofitted as it has subsidence and Newcastle City Council has already tried to refurbish it.
I did actually think when reviewing my photo, that the house appeared to be leaning to one side!

A mystery still remains about why there is a "To Let" sign on a derelict house. "To Let" for what purpose?