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April 5th, 2012

Frogmarch menu 2012 @ 10:05 am

tobyaw:
Current Location: St Andrews, Scotland
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Friday dinner 7pm

Baked potatoes
Fillings: lamb paprika stew, egg mayo, and savoury cheese
Salad

Ice cream

Saturday breakfast 9am

Corn flakes
Bacon, fried eggs, and mushrooms
Brown or white toast, with strawberry jam or marmalade

Saturday lunch 1pm

Ploughman’s lunch: bread, cheese, pork pie, chutney, pickled onions, salad, fruit

Saturday dinner: “Trattoria Frogmarchio” 7pm

Antipasto (sliced meats, olives, sun dried tomatoes)

Three pastas:
— spaghetti bolognese
— penne with tomato and basil sauce
— linguine with pesto
Roast gnocchi
Salad

Cheese

Fruit salad

Sunday breakfast 9am

Sausage sandwiches
Vegetarian sausage sandwiches

Sunday lunch 1pm

Roast lunch (with locally-sourced meat)
Cauliflower cheese, nut roast, roast potatoes, carrots, peas
Gravy, red currant jelly

Chesil Beach cake

Sunday tea 6pm

Fondue

Scones w/ clotted cream and jam

Monday breakfast

Corn flakes
Toast

Leftovers
 

May 9th, 2011

Menu planning @ 09:41 pm

tobyaw:
Current Location: St Andrews, Scotland
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Our menu for this year. Still subject to change, but we’re getting there.

We have the suckling pig on order — due to be delivered on Thursday morning — and we’re planning to do much of the rest of the shopping in Dundee that evening.

Then there will just be a handful of last-minute items to pick up once we get to Northumbria.

 

Friday dinner

Haggis with roast potatoes, carrots, and peas
Vegetarian haggis (v)

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Ice cream with hot raspberry sauce and crushed shortbread

Saturday breakfast

Corn flakes
Bacon, fried eggs, and mushrooms
Brown or white toast, with strawberry jam or marmalade

Saturday lunch

Bread, Red Leicester cheese, sliced ham
chutney, pickled onions
apples, bananas, plums
crisps, Kit Kats

Saturday dinner: “Frogmarch Feast”

Paté with melba toast
Vegetarian starter TBD (v)

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Cream of onion soup

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Suckling pig, with root vegetables
Saffron vegetable pies, served with salad leaves (v)

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Syllabub

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Stilton, Double Gloucester, Camembert
Carrs Water Biscuits, Cornish Wafers
chutney, celery, grapes

Sunday breakfast

Sausage sandwiches
Vegetarian sausage sandwiches (v)

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Crêpes, served with lemon and sugar, golden syrup, jam, or mixed fruit

Sunday lunch “Frogmarch summer party lunch”

Cucumber sandwiches
Tomato sandwiches
Egg mayo rolls

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Savoury pies

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Dundee mincemeat cake
Lemon drizzle cake
Chesil Beach cake

Sunday tea

Pasta with pesto

Monday breakfast

Corn flakes
Toast

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Leftovers

 

April 30th, 2011

Frogwear ’11 @ 10:46 pm

tobyaw:
Current Location: St Andrews, Scotland
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This year’s Frogwear is a rather fetching cricket sweater. See our top international models wearing their sweaters:

 

We’re sourcing Gunn & Moore cricket sweaters from Amazon; with the green and yellow trim they match our Frogmarch logo. They vary in price and availablity, but the sweater is typically around £20–£25, and we get the logo added locally for an additional £5. They are available in a range of adult and child sizes. If you’d like a “Frogmarch CC” jumper, please let us know! Orders in the next few days will ensure delivery in time for Frogmarch.

If you’d prefer something other than a cricket sweater, let us know — the stitched logo can be added to many styles of garment.
 

May 31st, 2010

New Frogmarch web site @ 03:52 pm

tobyaw:
Current Location: St Andrews, Scotland

The Frogmarch web site has had a rejig; it broadly has the same content as before, but now it is hosted in Google Sites, so Gareth will be able to create and edit pages. He will rebuild the site. He has the technology. He has the capability to build the Frogmarch web site. He can make it better than it was before. Better, stronger, faster.

http://www.frogmarch.com/

If any of you Frogmarchers would like a login so you too can edit the site pages, let me know.
 

May 3rd, 2010

Without Tesco, where are we? @ 12:04 pm

tobyaw:
Current Location: KY16 8JY
Current Music: Slash - I Hold On - featuring Kid Rock | Powered by Last.fm
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It turns out that Tesco won't do a grocery delivery to Dunstan Hall. Neither will Sainsos. Does this mean that we will actually have to shop in, like, a physical shop?
 

May 2nd, 2010

Menu planning @ 10:47 pm

tobyaw:
Current Location: KY16 8JY
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Friday dinner
New-York-style pizza. Homemade pizza dough, thin and crispy with tomato sauce and mozarella.
Salad bar: crisp lettuce, cherry tomatoes, grated carrot, sliced peppers, potato salad, coleslaw, cucumber, red onions, croutons, 'bacon bits', jalapenos, breadsticks, ..., (many other items), ..., thousand island dressing. blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing. All dressings home-made.

Saturday breakfast
Bacon, fried eggs, button mushrooms
Toast with jam/marmalade
Croissants, or other pastries, from part-baked, or tubes of fresh dough.

Saturday lunch
Ploughman's lunch:
Cheese
Ham
Bread
Salad
Pickles
Apples
Crisps

Scones with clotted cream & jam
Chesil Beach cake

Saturday dinner
A culinary journey around the United States

Starter: TexMex combination platter: nachos (tortilla chips with melted cheese, sliced jalapenos, salsa, guacamole, sour cream), chicken wings, BBQ ribs, onion rings

Soup: New England Sweetcorn Chowder

Main: Frogmarch ‘gourmet’ burger. Home-made beef patty (or veggie patty) served in a burger roll with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and relish. Pickles and ’slaw on the side.

Pudding: Trio of classic American pies: apple pie, cherry pie, key lime pie, served 'a la mode'

Sunday breakfast
Full cooked breakfast: sausage, bacon, fried eggs, black pudding, fried bread, tomatoes, baked beans, etc.
Toast

Sunday lunch
Roast lamb, together with roast vegetables (potatoes, carrots, parsnips), boiled/steamed veg (cabbage, carrots, peas), cauliflower cheese, yorkshire puddings, stuffing, gravy etc.

Sunday tea
Sandwiches
Leftovers
Cakes

Monday breakfast
Toast
Leftovers
 

October 8th, 2006

Frogmarch Metro in London @ 08:17 pm

cavolo:
Just back from London and the unofficial Frogmarch Metro.

Friday night I met Tim and Rowan, Martin (the man behind the bytheseashore blog, which is currently taking a short break) and Helen, and we ended up eating pizza and then having a drink opposite Baker Street station in the Globe Tavern. Sadly Alex was later getting in from Munich than he thought, so he was unable to join us.

After an uncomfortable night in a hotel in Enfield for me, it was back into London on the train with Jane (who was at university with Rowan). We also met a Japanese friend of Tim and Rowan's at Enfield station. Tim will remind me of her name. Once in London we headed to the Ravi Shankar Dosa restaurant in Drummond Street near Euston station, where we were joined by William, Helen again with fiance John and then Ruth with her son Patrick. The Dosas (which are thin pancakes with various curry-like fillings) are actually south Indian (I haven't forgotten that this is supposed to be a blog about Mumbai) although they also served Bhelpuri, which I can say more reliably is actually from Mumbai.

Then with William as our guide we headed to Green Park and then walked across the Mall and over Westminster Bridge to The London Aquarium, for which Ruth and Patrick had got us all a half price ticket deal. (Thanks Ruth and Patrick!) The London Aquarium is as full of fish as you'd expect, though disappointingly the tour ends in the gift shop and not in a Sushi bar. I gave my camera to Patrick and he took loads of photos, some of which are over on the photo site along with a couple of other pictures from the day.

Then back to Piccadilly, where with lots of staring at people in comfy chairs we managed to win nine seats together in a coffee bar, and after Ruth and Patrick had headed for the last fast train home, and William had left to be home for bath time (Eleanor's, not his), the rest of us made for Mosob, an Eritrean restaurant near Westbourne Park tube. The owners are very friendly indeed and had just celebrated the restaurant's second anniversary the previous night. The food comes on plates to share, so we divided into veggies and meat eaters and dug into the relevant plate. (Thanks Richard and Jezza for making it possible!).

Helen and John were staying in town as they went to see their vicar today (we offered to all come along too but they said no), so this morning Tim and Rowan and Martin and I shared the buns without which no Frogmarch is complete.

So thanks to everyone for coming and for (gulp) inaugurating my farewell tour. Photos are now available here.
 

September 3rd, 2006

Frogmarch Metro / Frogmarch nano @ 02:26 pm

cavolo:
Hello

Thanks for all your notes about the Frogmarch Metro. There's not really much organising for me to do, so hopefully this email will cover it.

The base for the Frogmarch metro will be Enfield. Martin will be staying with Tim and Rowan, and it makes sense for the rest of us to base ourselves there as the hotels are cheaper and you can still be in the centre of London pretty quickly. Of course if you're near enough, just head home to sleep rather than staying in the hotel - if there are going to be long breakfasts or late night drinks they won't be in the hotel.

If you do plan to get a hotel, Holtwhites Hotel is near Tim and Rowan's place and also the railway stations. Double rooms are £60 per night, singles £50. The hotel doesn't actually do breakfast, but it's very near plenty of places where you can get whatever you prefer. Their phone number is 020 8363 0124, email info@holtwhites.com, website www.holtwhites.com. I'll be staying there.

Alex has sailing that weekend, though he will be around on the Friday night. Therefore I'd like to suggest this plan for the weekend:

Friday night 6th October - Meet Alex and Mia in Central London (as they live in South London)

Saturday and Sunday - head into Central London. Alternatively we could simply stay in Enfield for some of the time, if those of you who live north of London just want to drive down as far as Enfield rather than go all the way into town.

That's not much of a plan really is it? But I think that's all the planning we need to do. So could you let me know whether you plan to come, and if so which days, and whether you'd prefer to spend some of the time in Enfield or just go into London. And also let me know which nights you're staying at the hotel.

I'm heading off to Canada on Saturday for three weeks, but if you do need to get in touch when I'm there, try sending a text to my work mobile.


See you soon!


Gareth
 

August 8th, 2006

Neko-sl @ 10:24 pm

cavolo:
Does anyone know who or what Neko-sl is? He she or it is a member of the blogmarch community but doesn't seem to have any friends or indeed any entries.

Is it some sort of robot account which is somehow sucking out our brains via our discussion board?
 

Frogmarch Metro - London October 6th - 8th @ 10:11 pm

cavolo:
Thanks to everyone who replied to the earlier message. The weekend will be the 6th-8th October as that seems to suit everyone. Details of the hotel and so on to follow.
 

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