The 38 Cent Bar of ‘Chocolate’

When I popped to the shops the other day to buy mayonnaise and some drinks, I spotted piles and piles of these bars of chocolate, in all sorts of different flavours. The shop I had gone to was one of those shops where they also bought old stock and sold it off for cheap, which meant I could get non-perishables, food that takes years to go off and drinks for pretty cheap. They also bought and sold stock that hadn’t sold elsewhere, and that was where these piles of chocolate came in. For a mere €0.38, I could get 90… [Continue Reading]

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The Blessed Sandwich Toaster

For the longest of times, I was never a fan of the humble sandwich. There was something about it that put me off. More of a local thing than anything else. For example, the local traditional bread is nice but it’s too crumbly and dry to make a good sandwich out of, it was always better for plain jam on toast or dipping strips into sauces. And then there’s the whole issue of living in a hot country. In the summer, bread can go off in days. And if it doesn’t get moldy, it either gets filled with desperate insects… [Continue Reading]

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A Cheese Sauce Paradox

I love macaroni cheese, but the best thing about it, aside from shoveling pasta and sauce down my throat, is making the cheesy sauce to go on top of the macaroni. There’s something about making that creamy white cheese sauce that is so appealing. I don’t know what it is. Every step is enjoyable. The melting down of the butter is nice. It’s fun watching a lump of butter slowly shrink down and bubble in its own juices, disappearing into nothing. The mixing of the flour is fun too. Liquid meets powder, combining, turning into something no longer liquid but… [Continue Reading]

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Chocolate Truffles for Hot Weather

It’s always hot here. Which means you can’t leave anything that requires non-hot temperatures on the side for any amount of time. Either two things happen, you end up with food covered in ants or you end up with warm, melted food. So things like jelly, ice cream, truffles, cheese cakes, anything like that, it’s a no-go. It stays in the fridge or it goes on the side and makes a horrible mess in a few minutes. That’s really annoying because I really like chocolate truffles. Even though I’m now finally writing this article in NOVEMBER and publishing it in… [Continue Reading]

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On Macaroni and Cheese

I love a good old pasta dish, filled with pasta and cheese and some sort of sauce. My favourite pasta dish is my own homemade macaroni cheese, made with whatever pasta I have in my cupboard, a bechamel sauce with an egg yolk in it, mustard and plenty of cheese. The cheese in question varies depending on what day of the week it is and how many sandwiches my cheese-loving sister has eaten, but still, it’s always good. The recipe itself is simple. You boil your pasta for as long as it needs, adding salt and a splash of oil… [Continue Reading]

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Thoughts About Cookies

Cookies are amazing. There’s so many ways you can make them. You can somewhat throw together a bunch of ingredients and it might actually turn into a cookie. The trick is to make small batches at a time, in case everything goes disastrously wrong. A quick note, this article is a bit different from normal SPUFood recipes. It’s a bit more talk-y. This is more of a guide than anything else. Ideally, you want the following, just as your basic cookie mixture. 1 cup of flour 1 cup of sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup butter If you want them to… [Continue Reading]

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Home Made Piss Easy Stuffing

Stuffing is a weird thing. You either stuff it into the carcass of some sort of animal or you eat it on its own. Shop-bought variants generally tend to come as a powdery state and require a ton of water to turn into something vaguely edible. Turns out though, stuffing is piss easy to make. Home Made Stuffing Ingredients About 200g of bread, preferably something crusty and thick. Slightly old, stale bread is fine if that’s all you have. 1 large onion 1-3 sticks of celery 200g cabbage 1 tablespoon of sage 1 tablespoon of cooking oil (vegetable, sunflower, olive)… [Continue Reading]

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Happy Smissmas 2017!

What? It’s the 25th of December already? What happened? It felt like it was September about ten minutes ago! And now all of a sudden it’s Christmas? Where the fuck has this year gone? Well clearly all that time went somewhere. While the rest of the planet has been all over the place and potentially going to shit, at least we have some nice daily video game articles. I definitely kept that promise. Even if WordPress fucked up and didn’t publish an article on the 24th of November until nearly midnight for some reason. Well, it was published but for… [Continue Reading]

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‘Chili Con Vegies’ – Vegetarian Chili Meal Thing

You know those chili dishes with mince? Well this is a vegetarian option. It wasn’t really intended to be a vegetarian dish, but I didn’t have any mince on me, so I decided to wing it. And honestly the result was genuinely very nice. Not something I’d have as a meal on its own, but definitely very nice when accompanied with some bread and maybe some cheese grated on top. Ingredients 1 can of Kidney Beans, rinsed 1 can of Chick Peas, rinsed 1 can of sweet corn, rinsed 1 can of green peas, also rinsed About a can’s worth… [Continue Reading]

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Simple Halloween Sweet Recipes

I’m not the sort of person to suddenly panic and flail at the last minute because I don’t have candy for trick or treating kids. But everyone else here? Always running late and forgetting things. Here’s three piss easy recipes that only need some basic stuff. Peppermint Ghosties Approximately 250g of Icing Sugar (the powdered sugar that has the same consistency as cornflour) 2 teaspoons peppermint flavouring 3-5 teaspoons of water Liquid black food colouring OR cocoa mixed with water to form a loose paste Really, all you do is mix the icing sugar, peppermint flavouring and water together in… [Continue Reading]

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