Lower Wick Pitch and Putt – Some Yummy Food and Goodbye UK!

Every Sunday it was tradition for my and my homeboy Chiu to go down to Lower Wick driving range and have a round on the Pitch and Putt (when I used to live in Worcester). It’s a pretty effective use of space with the driving range in the middle and the short 9 hole course around the outside, each hole is basically a short par 3 of around 70-100 yards or so.

I enjoy it more than golf as it’s much easier and much less time consuming, I don’t get bored or frustrated by the end.

I had a warm up on the driving range first before unleashing my skills on the Pitch and Putt.

Lower Wick Driving Range

Chiu teed off..landing the bloody ball on the green almost every time with his first shot.

Chiu at Lower Wick Pitch and Putt

Teeing up to whoop my ass towards the end, I lost of course – but not by too much.

Chiu Teeing Off

After that we headed to a nearby pub for some Sunday lunch – the steak and ale pie was really good!

Anyway that was about that for my UK trip, I took it easy for the last few days, spent some time with my Mom and ate loads!

I had some lovely home made chicken pie.

Homemade Chicken Pie

And a huge lasagne!

Home Made Lasagne

A good tip when cooking lasagne is to cook much more than you need, after you’ve finished eating just leave it to cool down and set. Then you can easily slice it into portion sizes and freeze them in freezer bags. When you want a hearty meal, just make a bit of salad or some garlic bread, cook the lasagne in the microwave then finish it off under the grill.

Of course I had to get in some of my favourite snacks when I was back in UK too, can’t beat a bit of Peperami (and their crazy ads).

Peperami Spicy

Some people think it tastes like dog food though, it’s one of those love/hate things like Marmite and Dr. Pepper.

The all time classic is pickled eggs with Walkers salt and vinegar crisps! Proper pub food, goes down best with an ice cold pint of the best lager. Pickled eggs go with fish and chips well too incidentally.

Pickled Eggs and Salt & Vinegar Crisps

For the sweeter tooth, don’t miss out on Jaffa Cakes! Soft sponge with tangy orange and milk chocolate.

Jaffa Cakes

And to finish off some home made desserts, trifle of course – another staple of British food. A layer of sponge fingers soaked in port/sherry – covered with fruit and jelly, then a layer of custard and a layer of fresh whipping cream on top. Usually topped with dark chocolate shavings and some fresh fruit – in this case strawberries.

Home Made Trifle

And my all time favourite, pavlova!

Pavlova

Made with summer fruits, a meringue and fresh whipped cream.

No wonder I came back 5kgs heavier! Had a bit of a hassle on the way back too as the bags were WAY over weight due to all the shopping, books, DVDs and food stashed inside. Had to discard some stuff like shaving foam, hair gel and put on heavier shoes and an extra jumper.

Eventually managed to get it checked in about 2kg over, thanks to the lovely lady at the counter.

The flight back was fairly uneventful, after reaching back walkers crisps, pork scratchings and various other food stuff were distributed.

*sigh* I want to go back again! That’s about all from the UK 08 trip.

You can find all the posts on my UK trip here:

UK Trip – August 2008

You can find the full set of pictures on Flickr here:

UK Trip – August 2008

With details here and slideshow here.

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11 Responses to Lower Wick Pitch and Putt – Some Yummy Food and Goodbye UK!

  1. KY November 25, 2008 at 1:31 am #

    pickled eggs = ham tan?

  2. ShaolinTiger November 25, 2008 at 1:19 pm #

    KY: ham tan = salted egg, pickled egg = preserved in vinegar.

  3. moons November 25, 2008 at 2:46 pm #

    Gosh those deserts just look so awesome. Or maybe I just am crazy about strawberries with whipped cream.

    Are those like bought in restaurants or cafes? Or are the average Brit home makers able to do it as well o.O? It all looks so “arranged” and perfect for sale sort of.

  4. julian November 25, 2008 at 4:27 pm #

    All that healthy English food eh? Damn I miss it sometimes!

  5. babyyybo November 25, 2008 at 10:19 pm #

    hey xiaxue posted a pic of you!

  6. Angie Tan November 25, 2008 at 11:58 pm #

    Love them Walkers crisps… Too bad it’s wayyy too expensive over here. 🙁

    Jaffa cakes are also quite a staple back in Ozzie-land too when I was studying there, but it was just plain old chocolate, nothing fancy.

  7. Kuzco November 26, 2008 at 12:17 am #

    I want some pork scratchings the next time you go back!

    Can?

  8. Sorina November 26, 2008 at 1:52 am #

    Hi I am new to your blog and I just wanted to say how much I’m loving it

  9. ShaolinTiger November 26, 2008 at 3:40 pm #

    moons: Strawberries and cream are undoubtedly one of the best things in the world evar! My mom made them…most people can make em, I guess that’s just how my mom rolls it!

    julian: Haha mostly healthy, just not the deserts!

    babyyybo: Yah I know, thanks 🙂

    Angie Tan: Can’t beat Walkers, no no no.

    Kuzco: Can can.

    Sorina: Thanks, hope to see you here again!

  10. Harvey November 30, 2008 at 6:54 pm #

    Glad you had a good time in the UK!
    That Chicken Pie doesn’t look very tempting, did you have Gravy with it?

  11. ShaolinTiger December 5, 2008 at 4:55 am #

    Harvey: Yah gravy, boiled potatoes and some vegetables.