Frozen Wine Ice Cubes

ice cubes

On the rare occasion that there are dregs of wine left over from a party, it often sits on the side for days while everyone dries out. It’s annoying to ever chuck wine. So try this cunning ‘kitchen hack’ of freezing leftovers in an ice cube tray. A big one is best, like this one from Nisbets, otherwise it’s quite fiddly.

Once the wine has frozen, then pop out the ice-cubes, store them in labelled sandwich bags, and then use them for when you’re making a risotto or fish stock, and you don’t want to open a bottle especially.

Moules marinière

Moules marinière is a real treat – most of all though, it’s not crazy expensive and  it’s so easy to make.

The trickiest part by far is finding the mussels to cook. I live in the East End – home of the eel and mash…but no mussels – yet when I visit my parents in Leicester (surely one of the furthest places from the sea in all of Britain) then there seem to be mussels aplenty. Weird…. 

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