Goose recommends Goose Avoids


Recommended Alchemist Manchester. The best range cocktails I have seen, Monkey Gin, lots of theatre. Great results.

I’m avin a light bulb moment

prepare to be merry!

Afflecks Palace Manchester- lots of cool things in this market

Manc is on the up.

Wahaca– Good Food and Cocktails, nice vibe

Goose Dislikes “Presso”, seriously overpriced not very good. I’ve had better pizza from a supermarket. The calzone looked like something from Greggs.
“Nandos”, boring again supermarkets offer better.


Cool Music

Standard Low Chimes are very good and recommended by the amazing Lucy Rose. Lucy Rose UK tour coming up soon, don’t miss out, really good live. Tickets selling fast. Rae Morris new stuff is very cool, saw her on the last tour seriously good. another one Lucy recommended , she did the theme to BBC4 cool dark Canadian series “Cardinal” stunning. Just found this not bad at all mix

Berlin is still smashing it as is Sweden try Skott @skottmusic or La Fleur

London/Blackpool/Lake District


Now that is an Ice Cream!

Now that is an Ice Cream!

Amazing times. Megabus is the only way I can do this sort of travel. Much as I want J.C. running things will megabus still exist under his rule?
Highlight of London was Gunpowder at Spitalfields what a find. Highlight of Blackpool was the company, plus the ice cream. Nice curry, but Gunpowder was still fixed in my mind. Highilight of the Lake district? All of it! Amazing scenery, it’s been so long. The best beer I have had since I was running a bar. Jennings served from Wateredge Inn was stunning! Big Thanks to the drivers and lovely hospitality as ever!
Bowness Lake District Fish and Chips really good another great find!
Streetfeast allways delivers, Winerama is a must!
Now that is a pint of beer!

Now that is a pint of beer!

You Doughnut is also a must!
If you get the chance to eat in Shakeshack London, don’t! Its really gone down hill since my first visit, when it opened. Service is OK burger was not amazing. Fries were Cold, second batch given free were warm on top and cold below. I got a free concrete for my troubles, a mc Flurry is as good as possibly better?
YHA Bolsover Road was cool. Dover Street Apartments were excellent, basic clean cheap quiet, very good service. Premier Inn was again really good, don’t bother with the food though.
Amazing Food

Amazing Food

Venison Doughnut

Venison Doughnut

Superb wine

Superb wine

Cauliflower/Paneer/Pea Curry, with homemade flatbread.

Meat Free!

Meat Free!

Viva Pataks!
Curry paste, onion, ginger, garlic, water, Cauliflower, Paneer, frozen Peas, chilli powder, natural yogurt.
Brown the paneer first then remove it. Then fry the onion to light brown, then add garlic ginger cook until soft add chili powder fry for a minuet. Now add cauliflower and paste fry for a few minuets, add water a little at a time until cauliflower is cooked but still firm add peas and paneer cook until peas are done and paneer is warmed through. Now stir in the yogurt, until warmed. Season to taste.
If you have it, chopped mint or coriander or wild garlic or chives all go well on top or stirred though just before serving.
*Paneer is very cheap cost me £1 reduced from £1:50 from Tesco’s. Asian shops are probably even cheaper. Meera Sodha does a great chilli Paneer seek her books out, seriously good !

Dandy Warhols Bristol


What a gig!!! I knew it would be good, it was amazing. Maximum respect, to all the Dandy’s crew. Maximum respect to Academy staff, another great gig!!

Dandy’s are so cool, there fantastic catalogue along with a great new album. Seriously go see The Dandy Warhols!!

Great new single, off the superb Album.

Had some nice food at Sticks and Broth A new Ramen Bar in Bristol. A few pints at BrewDog.

spicy miso

Great night out. Hello to all the nice people I met that day, there were many.


Chicken Mole


SDC17408Pipers farm chicken, Mexican black turtle beans, Willie Hardcourt-Couzes 100% Cacao, peanuts,cinnamon stick ,star anise, cumin, Wahaca Chipotle, chicken stock.


On the side Summer Mexican Coleslaw in Corn Tortilla wraps. Salad, (whatever you have). Dressing of  Coriander, mint, lime mayo, garlic granules, cactus syrup(or sweetening of your choice),salt.  Result!!!!!!

 Star of the show!!!


Amazing Rae

Amazing Night!

Amazing Night!

Hometown gig, great night. Thanks massive to my best mates for making the weekend complete. Love to St Anne’s and the tea shop!! Superb Herb (tea) Join you for a Beer next time. Rae Morris is superb live and studio. A genuinely nice person. Looking forward to her next album and gigs. Speaking of which Eliza Shaddad is about to tour, with superb new material.


When Lucy and Rae Duet its the most beautiful thing on earth!!!!

Love Unguarded, seriously one of the best albums ever!!!


Moroccan Pigeon pie


SDC17351  SDC17352

Wow! Another one gone! Happy New Year.

Excessive rain storms on a daily basis, no thanks? Moroccan Pigeon pie yes please.

Most of these pies have a similar format that you can change, to suit what you have available. Good chicken works well instead of Pigeon, Pipers Farm Exeter do the best chicken in the world, French Bresse is a close second, but Waitrose Free range/organic, label rouge ,sheepdrove organic or similar would be acceptable.

Basically its cooked shredded meat and/or vegetables with spices with almonds/raisins or dried apricot. This is bound together with an egg, encased in filo pastry and baked.  If using chicken, left over roast or thigh/ leg would be good. I roasted two pigeons off at 180 degrees for 25/30 mins. I made a good stock with the leftover carcases.

Pigeons are cheap and plentiful, as with all wild foods they are massively healthy. So go seek out a good supplier (that’s not a supermarket).

I used Cumin Cardamom, orange zest (very good with pigeon), garlic ginger turmeric, cinnamon.  Remembering its Moroccan you can easily arrange the spice mix to suit your store cupboard.

Vegetables? I used diced carrot and thinly sliced onion. I used mandolin for the onion garlic ginger and fried these for the base of the pie mix.

Melted butter between each sheet of filo, about 5 on the bottom, add the cooled pie mix. Then 4 or 5 on the top.  Fold them all over, brush beaten egg yolk on the top. Bake In an oven for 35 40 minutes  at 180.  Just watch nothing burns. Dust very lightly with icing sugar, if you like. Serve with some homemade or Ugborough/Ermington Sustainable or Rubies in The Rubble chutney!

*Words of wisdom on cinnamon, home ground sticks are better than most of the pre ground rubbish in the supermarkets.