Tag Archives: Nick Gilmartin

Recipe: Toad in the Hole

February 15, 2016

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Hello Brummies If you suddenly found yourself single in the last week or two you will be surprised to learn that you are not the only ones.  February is statistically the most popular for the breaking up of relationships. Maybe it is the thought of Valentine’s day and all that lovey-dovey stuff that breaks shaky […]

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Recipe: Deep South Ribs

January 20, 2016

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Good day to you Brummies, and welcome back. An announcement.  As you may be aware, Birmingham Favourites is slowing down it’s production.  This is for several reasons. Firstly, we agree that it has served it’s purpose in getting the ball rolling, in highlighting the best of the city.  Secondly, we all need to move on to […]

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Recipe: Toasted Spicy Nuts

December 15, 2015

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Hey Birmingham How is the Christmas shopping going? Anything wrapped yet I have found a new recipe that is more addictive than crack.  To compliment your drinks, try Spicy Toasted Nuts.  Furthermore, they are really easy. You need the following equipment: One baking tray One mixing bowl One spatula And the following ingredients: One big […]

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Recipe: Thai Salmon Fishcakes

December 8, 2015

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In the on-going party season you need to sometimes give something slightly bigger than scrawny chicken wings.  Especially when there is that much alcohol floating around.  I will be straight with you, that fish cakes take a bit of work, but you can freeze them, and defrost them on the day you need them, so […]

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Recipe: Southern Fried Chicken Wings

December 1, 2015

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  Hello noble people of Brum, Well the party season is just around the corner, and you seem to have the drink end pretty much sorted out.  But what about party food?  Nibbles and buffet food?  We need that too or people will be trollied by the first hour. Let’s start with an old favourite. […]

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Cocktails with Nick : Espresso Martini

November 27, 2015

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Good evening Birmingham. What we are about to discuss is an important recipe. This is the secret drink that keeps bartenders wired and energized on even the toughest days. You need the following equipment: A martini glass A cocktail shaker An Espresso maker Ingredients: Good vodka Espresso coffee That’s all. Firstly, you need espresso coffee. […]

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Cocktails with Nick: Mojito

November 26, 2015

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Hello  Brummies, is it five o’clock yet? Fresh out of Havana comes one of my all-time favourites.  The Mojito has a unique flavour, sweet and fresh, yet deep and mellow at the same time.  It is rum based, and everyone has their favourite.  I like Morgan’s Spiced Rum, as it has a kick, and the spices […]

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Cocktails with Nick: Old Fashioned

November 20, 2015

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Take off your shoes, kick back and open the cocktail cabinet. The Old Fashioned is exactly as its name suggests. It is also, in my opinion, a very masculine cocktail. It was the cocktail Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra would have waiting for them on the bar after a night playing at the Dunes hotel. […]

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Cocktails with Nick: Cosmopolitan

November 16, 2015

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Hello you lovely Brummie people, Let’s get this show on the road shall we?  Clear some space, grab some clean glasses, because it is Cosmopolitan time. This drink of choice dates back to the days when Dorothy Parker and her cohorts would write a short column for Vanity Fair in the morning and then retire […]

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Cocktails with Nick

November 4, 2015

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Bonjour Brummies I am hanging up the apron for the month, and switching the cookers off. It is time for me to dig out my best shirt, pants and bow tie.  In the back bedroom there is a case of cocktail kit and some very dusty bottles. I’ve scrubbed them all down to present Nick’s guide […]

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