Eating Out: Osteria Del Tempo Perso

Eating Out: Osteria Del Tempo Perso

Eating Out: Osteria Del Tempo Perso

Osteria Del Tempo Perso has definitely become my favorite Italian restaurant in Glasgow. All the flavors are deep and rich. Every dish I’ve tried has been great. Plus, it’s located in the heart of the city centre, just off George Square, so it’s easy to access for a week night date or long lunch.

Osteria has the potential to be very expensive, but if you order off the set menu, it’s quite affordable, especially for the quality. Lunch is the best bargain if you can manage to get there on a weekday afternoon.

Eating Out: Osteria Del Tempo Perso

I’ve had many great dishes here, but my favorite is definitely the spaghetti bolognese. If a restaurant can’t make the basics outstanding, there’s no point in bothering with fancier dishes. The pasta is cooked absolutely perfectly, and the flavor developed in the sauce is deep and delicious. I never want to stop eating it.

Eating Out: Osteria Del Tempo Perso

Geoff had the lasagna this time. It’s layered with cheese and the same rich bolognese. It’s a classic done absolutely perfectly.

Eating Out: Osteria Del Tempo Perso

We also had dessert this time. They make a different version of ricotta cheesecake each day. We opted fr white chocolate this time, but they also had mango that day. This is a no-bake, fluffy confection. I dare you not to like it.

They also have a selection of wines by the glass or bottle, a few of which are quite affordable. 

I love simple Italian food, and Osteria Del Tempo Person does it perfectly. Go check it out. I promise, it’ll be awesome.

French Martini | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day
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French Martini

French Martini | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

So… We’re trying to buy a flat. Things like mortgages and property ladders seem so ridiculously adult and normal that I can barely believe this is my life. We looked at a place that’s practically perfect for us the other day, and now we’re holding our breath for the weekend until we find out whether or not our offer is accepted. This isn’t real, is it?

Of course, I’m dreaming of what I want to do with the kitchen and then reminding myself that I’m hopeless at interior design. Please please please share your favorite resources in the comments. I need help. Seriously, completely, and totally hopeless.

French Martini | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I’m sharing a cocktail today because we might need to celebrate or we might need to console ourselves. Either way, you should have something delicious and lovely in your hand. I can’t decide if Chambord is beautiful or kitschy. Either way, I’m into it.

A French Martini is a simple mix of vodka, chambord and pineapple juice. It’s a classic because it’s tasty and oh so pretty. This is probably considered a girl’s drink, but I don’t care. I like it. Make yourself one, and you will, too.

French Martini | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Soon my bar cart may be my only furniture. Come over and have a French Martini with me. It’ll be awesome.

French Martini
Serves 1
A French Martini is a pretty in pink cocktail just right for any occasion.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 tablespoons vodka
  2. 1 tablespoon Chambord
  3. 3 tablespoons pineapple juice
  4. Ice
Instructions
  1. Pour all ingredients over ice and shake together in a cocktail shaker or a jar with a tight sealing lid until well chilled.
  2. Strain into a martini glass, or drink it out of an old jam jar. Whatever you got.
Adapted from Kitchen by Nigella Lawson
http://awesomeon20.com/
Homemade Oatcakes | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Homemade Oatcakes

Homemade Oatcakes | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

When I first met my husband, I marveled at his lack of understanding of cheese. He once made nachos with Doritos, with shredded mozzarella, and Thai sweet chili sauce. He said, “All cheese tastes the same.” Wait. What???

It wasn’t until I moved to the UK that I figured out how he had been operating under this unfortunate delusion for so long. Most cheese in the UK is pretty much the same. Almost everything is a variation on cheddar. This can make for a pretty boring cheese plate. Not to mention that in Scotland, instead of a nice chunk of baguette, they give you dry, bland oatcakes. I have frequently been underwhelmed. 

Homemade Oatcakes | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Because I’m somewhat neurotic about working my way through a cookbook, I decided to try Nigella’s recipe for homemade oatcakes. I wasn’t expecting much. Turns out, oatcakes are pretty awesome if you make them yourself and roll them as thin as you can before baking.

Make sure you include a fat pinch of salt and cook them  until they’re golden brown around the edges. Eat them with a variety of cheeses with a variety of textures and flavors from a variety of countries. That’s how cheese plates should work. Throw in some grapes and some salted almonds or cashews. 

Homemade Oatcakes | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Drink wine. Eat oatcakes and cheese. Live it up.

Oatcakes
Yields 12
Homemade Oatcakes are flavorful and crispy and good with every kind of cheese.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons quick cooking oats
  2. Pinch of salt
  3. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  5. 6-8 tablespoons of recently boiled water
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400F (200C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Put the oats, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl, and give them a stir to combine. Pour in the butter and start add the first six tablespoons of hot water. Start stirring, and add hot water as needed until a stiff dough forms.
  3. Knead your dough a few times until it comes together smoothly. With a rolling pin, roll it out as thin as you can.
  4. Using a three-inch round cutter or whatever shape floats your boat, cut out as many oatcakes as you can. If you find your dough is sticking slightly, use a thin spatula or butter knife to lift it off the counter and onto the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the edges start to brown slightly. Cool on a wire rack.
Adapted from How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson
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