Category: Pub

The Freedup Guide To Becoming A Chef

Many people think that they “can’t” cook. They think that trying to make anything more complicated than a sandwich or an Instant Pot Noodle will end in failure. However, there are many easy ways to make delicious and healthy meals. In this article, you’ll learn how to cook food that you’ll be proud to eat, as well as being fast!

Make friends with the staff in your nearby pub or pubs. Be sure to praise their food and give good reviews on travel sites. Ask their cook if you can buy meals from them, for putting in your fridge or freezer. Then you will always have something nutritious to eat.

Ensure that you properly maintain your cooking utensils on a regular basis. A chef’s knife, for example, is of no use to you when blunt so ensure that these are sharpened on a regular basis. Show it to your friends and ask their opinion on the best way to use chef knives. Many will be glad to give a demonstration using your vegetables. Save these veg in the fridge or freezer, ready to use.

Make sure that if you are planning a party with friends and family, to have each course planned out in advance. You should have an appetizer course, salad course, main dish and dessert. Then give a named dish or dishes to each person attending. They will be glad to share the burden of preparing for a party. Leave the job of purchasing a cheeseboard for yourself.

If you want to add a unique touch to your dinner, use fruit as a side dish. Fruit will help to flush down any pieces of meat that you just ate and will serve to re-energize your body after consuming a lot of calories. Add oranges, pears and apples to your dinner to optimize your experience.

If you want to serve baked goods, check out your local stores and bakeries a few weeks beforehand to see what they offer. Once you have made your choice, put each item into a baking case and store the items in an old biscuit or cookie tin, to give the right home-made appearance.

If you are planning a barbecue, invite more men than women and supply plenty of meat, sausages and bread rolls. There is always at least one man in any party who loves to BBQ, even if he doesn’t normally know one end of a kitchen stove from another! He or they will keep everyone supplied!

Always supply plenty of wine. Once your guests have drunk enough, they won’t remember what you cooked or didn’t anyway!

Cooking isn’t as hard as it may seem. If you take the time to learn how to cook the Freedup way, making great meals can be easy. Before you plan your next meal, take a look at the advice offered in this article. You may wind up discovering that you’re ready to cook things you never thought you’d be able to handle.

They Call It FUN? 

ADVICE for those who enjoy some form of EXERCISE – you may just spoil other people’s enjoyment of their pub lunch with friends. And at the bottom – a WARNING and more ADVICE!

Let me set this scene for you.

On going to a nearby pub you find there’s a local Fun Run (contradiction in terms, if ever I heard one) being held and your favorite pub is the start and finish (no it’s not a pub crawl).

I suppose they didn’t want to choke the local roads but they sent The Fun Runners off in staggered starts (If it had been me, I would just have staggered to the start and then promptly finished). Some of them were even back before the meal was over (just thinking about it wears me out ).

Now, you are welcome to take exercise if you really want to (though I do ask myself ‘why??’) but do think about what you’re wearing, especially the view from the rear …. I almost choked on my chicken slices and potato salad when I looked up from my plate. There, right in front of me, so to speak, was the rear view of a woman standing very close to our table. She was wearing a pair of black leggings/jeggings/joggings/loggings (whatever they’re called) which were not quite as opaque as she perhaps imagined. Or perhaps she DID know that!

She did have something on top of her (if you are wondering) and she was wearing black knickers underneath the jeggs … but she obviously had not thought about the rest of her bottom which was NOT covered by the knickers! It completely put me off ordering my favorite dessert of two scoops of ice cream! !

So, what is the WARNING? Exercise can harm other people!

And the More ADVICE? Don’t ask ‘Does my bum look big in this? ‘ Instead, ask ‘Does my bum show through in this? ‘

Alone In A Bar?

What If You Are Alone In A Bar?

Queue the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” – not in a bar anyway! This post will help you find your way down those rabbit warren back streets and alleyways of life.

Take care if you see a woman or man sitting alone in a pub or bar. Not me, of course, because I keep myself to myself anyway and bring my own book to read if I am not meeting anyone.

But if someone (else) starts to listen to your conversation with others and then joins in with their own tales, you can be pretty sure that, before long, they will try to separate one of you from the general conversation. Next thing, they will be telling their life story. And then pretty soon you will want to lie down in the dark, maybe with a damp flannel over your head, listening to Leonard Cohen while visions of a possible afterlife float through your head.

One of those people came into my orbit on Saturday night when I went to meet friends in the local pub and we were discussing local affairs (as you do!) with a couple of other friends who just happened to turn up too.

Within ten minutes I had learned that my new Best Friend worked for a local utility, that the said local utility had saved millions by changing their location (fascinating!), that she liked camping out alone in rented motor homes on managed sites and that she was thinking of going to a local beauty spot for a  holiday in a couple of weeks’ time.

I also learned what other sites, National Parks and beauty spots she had visited and which ones were accessible by long distance bus services – remind me to travel by train in future! Totally nothing wrong with going to places on your own – I do it all the time – but keep it to yourself! Now, where did I put that Leonard Cohen CD…?