Infernal Indian


The eleventh of our thirteenfridays meals.
Tonight’s Menu –

Peski Pappadoms & Pickles – 13 Pappadoms with a selection of pickles, chutneys and raita.

MainsCreepy King Prawn Biryani – 13 spice king prawn biryani (Aniseed, Cumin, Coriander, Green Cardomon, Black Cardomon, Cinnamon, Chili, Garlic, Ginger, Turmeric, Clove, Black Mustard seed, Fenugreek) served with a 13 ingredient vegetable curry (Onion, Carrot, Aubergines, Sweet Pepper, Courgette, Tomatoes, Cumin, Coriander, Ginger, Garlic, Chili, Bay Leaf, Butter).

Malign Malai Ful Khaja – 13 Filo parcels with sweet paneer, pistachios and rose water syrup.

‘Ohh..Sweet Cheesus!’ Sam Knight

Fearsome Winter Feast

thirteenfridaysThe tenth of our thirteenfridays meals.
Tonight’s Menu –

Vengeful Vegetable soup – 13 Ingredient soup: Butter; Olive Oil; Carrot; Onion; Garlic; Celery; Potato; Lentils; Tomato Puree; Stock; Shitake; Champignon; Porcini.

Perillous Pasta Bake – 13 Ingredient pasta bake served with 13 slices of garlic bread.  Pasta; Onion; Celery; Fennel; Peas; Courgette; Garlic; Smoked River Cobbler; Olive Oil; Bay leaf; Thyme; Stock; Cheddar Cheese.

Beelzebub’s Brownies – 13 Chocolate and walnut brownies served with vanilla ice cream.

‘It’s so nice to see artists give something back’ Kirsten Hinks

Fallen Fare


The ninth of our thirteenfridays meals.

To follow the Guy Fawkes bonfire burning, baked, burnt and smoky food seems appropriate.

Numinous nibbles – 13 Roasted and toasted savory nibbles – Soya beans, Black beans, Green peas, Split broad beans, Whole broad beans with shell, Sunflower seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Linseeds, Sesame seeds, Hemp seeds, Soya sauce, Salt, Rapeseed oil.

MackerelMalefic Mackerel Pate – Smoked mackerel pate on 13 pieces of sourdough bread and spelted wholemeal bread baked by Jack Smylie Wild.

mains9Scary Sausage Cobbler & Perilous 13 Potato Gratin – 13 ingredient sausage cobbler; Onion, Carrot, Celery, Garlic, Thyme, Bay leaf, Olive oil, Vegetable stock, SR Flour, Butter, milk 13 Vegetarian sausages, Smoked cheddar cheese.  Perilous 13 Potato Gratin by guest Zoë Dan.

BnBBaleful Bread & Butter Pudding – 13 ingredient pudding; Bread, Butter, Raisins, Whiskey, Prunes, Apricots, Candied Peel, Orange, Double cream, Eggs, Golden Caster Sugar, Demerara sugar, Nutmeg.

Lucifer’s Lemon Curd Petit Fours – 13 lemon curd Petit Fours by guest Kirsten Hinks.

‘Excellent dishes’  Sam Knight

Harrowing Hallowtide


The eighth of our thirteenfridays meals

On Halloween we started preparing for the festival with some appropriate ale.  Our bottle of Spooks Ales was bought while we were in Ilfracombe earlier this year for the Ilfra Expo, check out our holiday snaps.
Spooks Ale Ales


All Hallows’ Day Menu –
Friday’s meal served with deceptively powerful Ghostini cocktails!

Garlic Eyes
Ghoulish Garlic Eyes – 13 doughballs with black olives, served with garlic butter and sour cream and chive dip.

Seer’s Seefood Paella – 13 ingredient paella (Onion, Green pepper, Garlic, Saffron, Black Olives, King Scallops, King Prawns, Crevettes, Rice, Fish Stock, Vermouth, Lemon, Parsley).

Eyes n ghosts
Ghostly Biscuits & Evil Eyes – 13 Sweet vanilla biscuits and 13 chocolate cake balls.

‘This dish is looking at me..’ Sam Knight


Hallowtide celebrations continue with some Soul Cakes for All Souls Day

Soul Cakes

Fiendish Franglais


The seventh of our thirteenfridays meals was designed and prepared by guest chef, Kirsten Hinks. Unfortunately I couldn’t be there so I missed out on this frighteningly good looking fare!

Tonight’s Menu –
Chilling Crostini Chevre – 13 goats cheese and fig crostini.

Portentous Poisson & Pomme Frites – 13 goujon of cod with 13 chunky chips and homemade tartar sauce.

Gateâu St Jude – puff pastry, chocolate and vanilla cream with 13 choux buns.  St Jude is the patron Saint of desperate cases and lost causes and his day is 28 October (the big storm forecast for this Sunday is called St Jude).

“It’s Halloween next week – I expect all three courses to resemble eye balls.” Kirsten Hinks

Terrifying Take-away


The sixth of our thirteenfridays meals was away from home in Cardiff during the Made in Roath Arts Festival where we were both showing with The Rhôd Artists Group.
Tonight’s Menu (eaten in a bus stop in the rain…classy)
Number 13 – Chicken with Green Peppers and 13 Prawn Crackers from Swallow Chinese Takeaway ,139 City Road (1+3+9 = 13)

Malevolent Mexican


The fifth of our thirteenfridays meals with San Miguel and Mezcal.
Tonight’s Menu –
Ominous accompaniments – 13 pieces of Corn bread and a 13 ingredient salad (Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, Sweet corn, Red pepper, Yellow pepper, Orange pepper, Green beans, Avocado, Celery, Carrot, Coriander, Eggs.

Camarones a la Diabla
Camarones a la diabla – 13 Frighteningly fiery jumbo king prawns in a 3 chili, lime and tomato sauce. Served with sour cream and corn bread.

Chilling Chilli sans Carne – (13 ingredients) Onion, Carrot, Red pepper, Tomatoes, Quorn mince, Red kidney beans, Garlic, Bay leaf, Dark chocolate, Thyme, Chilies, Cholula sauce, Stock.  Served with 13 spicy Asparagus spears, plain boiled rice, salad and corn bread.

Citlalicue’s Kahlua balls – 13 rich chocolate biscuit, sweet coffee liqueur and mixed nut balls dusted with powdered sugar. Made by Kirsten Hinks.

‘That’s a bloody big pan’ – Sam Knight

Eerie Italian


The fourth of our thirteenfridays meals accompanied by Paranormal Activity 1 & 2.
Tonight’s Menu –
Ghostly Garlic Bread & Preternatural Potato Wedges – 13 slices of garlic bread & 13 seasoned potato wedges served with a selection of dips.

Paranormal Pizzas – 13 toppings on 4 pizzas, divided into 13.
Tomato, Mushrooms, Olives, Sweet Red Pepper, Pickled Jalapeno Peppers, Red Leicester, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Tuna, Anchovy, Oregano, Pineapple.

Petrifying Profiteroles – 13 fresh cream profiteroles with dark chocolate. Made by Kirsten Hinks.

‘Im in danger of getting full’ – Sam Knight

Traditional Terror

The third of our thirteenfridays meals.
Tonight’s Menu –
Fearful Fishcakes – 13 Smoked Fishcakes with chili dipping sauce and a mango & chili relish.

Terrifying Toad in the Hole – 13 sausage toad in the hole with 13 roast potatoes, 13 peices of carrot, 13 sliced runner beans, 13 Broccoli florets and 13floz of gravy.

Trembling Trifle – (13 ingredients) brandy, sponge, tinned raspberries, tinned Strawberries, tinned peaches, fresh strawberries, jelly, custard, cream, 13 flake pieces, dark chocolate shavings, 13 fresh raspberries, 13 blueberries.

‘What would Mary Berry say?’ Kirsten Hinks

‘Frankly, I’m just grateful for all this dinner’ Sam Knight

Intimidating Indian

The second of our thirteenfridays meals.

Tonight’s Menu
Sinister Starters – 13 Vegetable Pakora, 13 Pappadoms and 13 Onion Bahjias with a selection of chutney, pickle and raita.

Spooky Spiced Fish – Fish Curry with 13 spices (Bay Leaf, Black Cardamom, Black Mustard seeds, Black Onion seeds, Chili, Cinammon, Clove, Coriander, Cumin, Fenugreek, Garlic, Ginger).
Served with another 12 items – Aloo saag, garlic potato, spiced courgette, spiced Aubergine, Peshwari and plain Naan, Pilau and plain rice, chili pickle, lime pickle, Apple chutney and Raita to make a total of 13!

Creepy Cardamom & Almond Barfi – 13 pieces of sweet chickpea fudge

‘I can’t believe you’re still eating Sam!…’

‘Well this doesn’t happen everyday.’ Sam Knight