THIS WEEKEND in BRISTOL! Grillstock BBQ & Music Festival 2012

GRILLSTOCK BBQ & MUSIC FESTIVAL  30TH JUNE – 01ST JULY 2012 Tickets? DAY TICKET – on door: £15.00 WEEKEND TICKET – on door: £22.50  Music, meat and mayhem come together once again in Bristol this summer at the third annual Grillstock Festival. Grillstock sizzles up the very best in BBQ Cooking and American music, from bands including Alabama 3 and Charles Bradley and the Extraordinaires. And the daddy of BBQ Cooking in the US – Ray ‘Dr BBQ’ Lampe – will be leading the fray in the judging stakes at the BBQ Cook offs. Taste, texture and appearance are the main judging criteria. Beads of sweat will roll. 24 teams from around the world will be competing to become the ‘King of the Grill’ Grand Champion. Other highlights of the festival include: • Legendary Chilli Eating Competition • Main stage with 9 fantastic acts • Huge US style BBQ competition • Pallet’ stage with slide guitars, banjo players, beatbox and street theatre • Learn tips and tricks at the BBQ Academy • BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet recording a show from the festival Good food needs good music and Grillstock goes all out there too, with headliners including the US Soul Sensation, Charles Bradley & The Extraordinaires and the incredible Alabama 3, famous for their soundtrack for the hit TV show ‘The Sopranos’. It’s this fusion of BBQs and bands that creates a unique festival experience, right in the heart of Bristol. Here the link: http://grillstock.co.uk/home Stella xx      

Song of the day

Song of the day David Bowie – Life On Mars? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v–IqqusnNQ Stella xx

Recipe of the day

Recipe  Nettle Soup Recipe used from ‘Wild Food’ by Roger Phillips  http://www.nettlesoup.info/nettlesoup.htm Collected nettle soup ingredients To make delicious nettle soup, all you need is : a bagful of nettle leaves, about the size of a football, for four people 1 large onion and garlic cloves to taste 2 or 3 potatoes olive oil, salt and pepper some stock or a stock cube (chicken or vegetable) cream to taste Preparing nettles Firstly prepare the nettles. Wash and drain them. Trim the stems out of the nettles you have picked, leaving just the fresh, young leaves. Go through them carefully separating stalk from fresh leaf and discarding any discoloured or dubious looking leaf. You can do this easily by picking up the nettle tops by the main stalk, compressing the leaf stalks together with your fingers and cutting across the tops with scissors. If you are worried about being stung – wear some gloves. Making Nettle Soup Then chop up the potatoes, onion and garlic and sauté them in a 2 litre saucepan with a splash of olive oil and a bit of butter to taste. When the onion starts to soften and the potato is forming a slight crust, drop in the nettles and give them a quick whisk around with a spatula. Then add a litre of boiled water and your stock. Stir it all up and let it bubble for about 12 minutes, or until the potato is soft. Put it through a liquidiser once it has cooled, then return to the pan to warm it when you are ready to serve. To serve, pour the soup into a bowl and add some cream. Swirl the cream around with the back of a spoon to make an interesting shape. Add salt and pepper to taste. Roger Phillips suggests … Read more

YESTERDAY – EURO 2012 GERMANY VS ITALIA

FOR THE GREATEST PLEASURE OF FABI (and I) ITALIA WON GREAT MATCH, ITALY REALLY DESERVED TO WIN!!! FORZA ITALIA HERE A VIDEO TO SUM UP THE MATCH OF YESTERDAY: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17875870 Stella xx

TOMORROW WELLS AND GLASTONBURY

Good Morning! Tomorrow there is an EC Trip to Wells and Glastonbury! there are still limited spaces! If you'd like to go, sing up at Reception today!!    

SONG OF THE DAY

Hello! I'd like to share one of my favourite sogns by Sandy Denny, a great English singer-songwriter from the 70s   Sandy Denny- Late November   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxe6EHCNluw   Enjoy ! Fabi xx    

WELL DONE SPAIN!!

Spain won at the semi finals and will be playing against Germany or Italy on Sunday!! Let's watch it togather at Walkabout! Hasta luego! Fabi xx  

SONG OF THE DAY

Such an energetic song for you guys today!   Fire – The Jimi Hendrix Experience   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxSA5P3Zy00 ENJOY!! Fabi xx      

WIMBLEDON 2012!

Passionate about tennis? Wimbledon 2012 started yesterday! check out its website! http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/index.html Fabi xx