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I love you
Posted by James McIntosh Monday, 10th February 2014
3 simple words that are easily said, yet can have such meaning, or a casual comment. I say I love my Rangemaster, I do, but not the same way as my other half. Mind you, my Rangemaster never ever snaps back at me as my other half can. However both have stunning good looks and a great style. When I need something I know my Rangemaster will provide quicker than my other half, heat up times are super fast with the Rangemaster and results guaranteed. With my other half it requires flowers, chocolates and sometimes a bottle of champagne to get the results I require. Perhaps asking for a new car for Christmas was a little bit too much. But I do love my Rangemaster and my other half, but both in different ways.
I've learnt many things in life, and a thing or two about relationships as well. Relationships need time spent on them, talking and learning about each other. Every Friday night when I'm in the UK we have 'date night'. Starting a relationship and that 'thrill of the chase' with butterflies in the tummy is by far the most exciting time. Just like planning a new kitchen and shopping for a Rangemaster. Moving in together is exciting too, just like the day the Rangemaster arrives. It's now time to really learn about and from each other. There is no instruction manual for your other half other than 'honesty and communication,’ Rangemaster comes with a manual and a website full of resources and recipes.
I've mentioned in past blogs my partner is German, we have cultural differences, the rules and how life is viewed can be frustrating for a Northern Irish man. Compromise is key, listening and understanding, sacrificing for the greater good of the relationship and becoming a team. As we say, an adventure. Combining strengths for a common good is also key, and confidence in each other’s strengths. But this can only happen when you get to know each other, and indeed great results only happen when you get to know your Rangemaster. You need to spend a bit of time together.
That’s why I love my Rangemaster when it comes to date night.
Seabass with roasted vegetables
1 stock cube
1 x punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
1 bunch asparagus, chopped
1 lemon, sliced
2 x seabass, gutted and scales removed
1 bunch parsley, chopped
Place the lentils into a pan, add enough water to cover and add the stock cube. Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes until soft.
Preheat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan / Gas Mark 4
Pour the lentils into a roasting tray and place the tomatoes and asparagus on top. Roast for 20 minutes.
Place the lemon on top, then the seabass. Cook for 10-15 minutes until the fish is evenly cooked.
Remove the fish, and place one on each plate. Discard the lemon, add the parsley and stir through. Place the lentil mixture on each plate with the fish and serve.Share