May 26, 2015

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Recipe: Chicken Fajitas

How are you all getting on at making those Tortillas?  Any better?  Good, because today I am introducing you to the one meal they are really made for. Chicken Fajitas have been a British midweek favourite for over twenty years. You need the following: Two large Tortillas each Two chicken breasts One white onion One […]

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May 29, 2015

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Recipe: Mexican Meatballs with Green Rice

Every country seems to have its own meatball recipe these days, Italy, Sweden, Greece.  The Mexicans have their own, and, naturally, it is made with beef.  Lamb and pork do not feature too much on their menu.  Of course it is spicy, but what would you expect? So you need the following: A pound of […]

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May 28, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Welcome to this week’s #AtTheFlix, a weekly trawl through all things cinematic hitting screens across Brum. Danny Collins (15) Al Pacino has done comedy drama before on a number of occasions. Here he clearly gets to find some ageing rock star persona, receiving a life-changing letter from John Lennon, that was written to him 40 […]

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May 28, 2015

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New Brum Fave: Mission Burritos

Hola Amigos, I have one last bit of news before Mexican May draws to a close.  As luck would have it, a whole new Burrito cafe has opened up in Brindleyplace and I was invited down to take a look and try a sample. I found the place easily enough, it was right next to […]

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May 27, 2015

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Knife & Fork: Al Frash

The first recommendation from Andy Munro’s “Going for a Balti” is Al Frash on the Ladypool Road, smack in the centre of the Balti Triangle. This is one of the longest standing of Birmingham’s balti houses with a good reputation built up over the years. Overseen by owner Mohammed Ahmed, the restaurant is open, clean, […]

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May 22, 2015

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Theatre: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Performed at Birmingham Rep A performance at the Birmingham Rep is already a winner as it’s an exceptional theatre (except for the lack of an aisle in the middle meaning a very long row to get in and out of past c24 pairs of knees, but, still the theatre is a pleasure to be in).  The […]

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May 21, 2015

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At the Flix with @Timmy666

Welcome to this week’s #AtTheFlix, your weekly slice of what’s coming up at cinemas in Brum. Most of the releases take a deliberate and nostalgic nod to what has come before, so let’s look forward by looking back shall we… Tomorrowland – A World Beyond (PG) Former boy-genius Frank (George Clooney) teams up with Casey (Britt […]

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May 20, 2015

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Brum Faves visits: Bar Opus

  Corporate bars have come a long way since my days of working on London’s Fleet Street. Back then, us ladies who worked in the newspaper industry were prevented from being able to buy drinks at certain bars. Indeed in the early 1990s, there were two restaurant bars that I not only couldn’t buy my […]

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May 19, 2015

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Recipe: Classic Margarita

The classic Margarita is a worldwide favourite.  It reminds many people of holidays, good nights out and wild parties. I learned how to make this properly while advising a lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology.  Now in Dublin, no one is bashful when it comes to making cocktails at 10.00 am.  It was all […]

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May 14, 2015

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AtTheFlix with @Timmy666

Hello one and all, welcome to this week’s At The Flix. This is a strong week of releases so let’s waste no time and get stuck in. Mad Max: Fury Road (15) George Miller’s post-apocalyptic world is brought back to life, and with what gusto! There’s action … and the action is frenetic! The film has a […]

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May 12, 2015

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Chef’s Table: Tortilla

  Welcome to the first in a series of Mexican recipes that have been keeping me busy this last week or so.  Happy Cinque de Mayo everybody!  The fiesta to celebrate Mexico’s unlikely victory over France in the battle of Puebla.  Over the years it has become a day of much feasting, drinking and party […]

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