Tuesday, 23 March 2010

An office lunch perennial

Excuse the messing plating, but doesn’t that lunch just cheer up the pile of paper and work no end?

It is one of my favourite office stand-bys: easy to assemble, tasty, can be purchased when you forget to bring something from home, and always brings murmurs of interest from colleagues.

I call it, somewhat pompously, my deconstructed guacamole open sandwich. I normally use rye bread that you get in a little resealable packet as it lasts well in my desk drawer, but toasted sourdough or another firm bread would work well – needs to have a bit of nutty savouryness, though, to go with the nutty creamy avocado.

It’s a very simple recipe – I just cut an avocado in half, scoop out the flesh and squash it onto the bread (normally one half onto each piece of bread) then scatter with halved baby tomatoes and chopped spring onions ( I use scissors as it’s easier in the office than using a butter knife to chop them…I also wash the spring onions using a water cooler and a bowl – happy times in our sinkless, windowless hole). Squeeze over lemon juice, add Tabasco and salt to taste, or chilli flakes if I have them, and we’re away: a little bit of sunshine to get me through the day.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

The slump continues

Just a quick post to say Office Lunch Club fell flat on its arse due to general disorganisation. We are not deterred. We still love lunch, and we still love wittering on. We just need to take a new direction, to be confirmed. Probably it will just involve me posting pics of my lunches for a while until we think of a new event to cover.

In the meantime can I recommend Australian Masterchef as a wonder of light entertainment and food TV. If you like in the UK it is on Watch everynight at around 7 and it puts our Masterchef to shame. Sure we might be more highbrow, and serious in our approach, but no one does competition like the Aussies, and twice I have heard a contestant say words to the effect of 'meat on a stick is great, mate'. Tonight they are catering for a wedding and I expect to cry, as I do at any wedding related event or TV show.

Happy viewing.