Quick mixed veg and fruit salad after Escape Room Experience

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Friends – Whilst in UK and especially -London are you looking for activities to do with friends or colleagues?  Have you thought of trying out the Escape Rooms?     Here is a list of 23 Escape rooms in London and you can pick the one that excites you.   What is an Escape room?  Escape Rooms are the latest activity to sweep the country. If you love solving mysteries and puzzles by following clues  then this is perfect for you.   Try this with friends or colleagues as it’s a great opportunity to work as a team, solve the mystery and escape!!  Often a Group of strangers get together to work through the clues.

A Group of local bloggers teamed up to try out the Escape Room based in Cromwell’s House in Ely.   The escape room in  Oliver Cromwell’s House offers something that no other Escape Room experience can – the location, the history and the atmosphere.

After a short briefing by the taskmaster,  you enter the Escape Room which was originally  Cromwell’s former Tithe Office, an original 17th century, oak paneled room, where Oliver Cromwell  would have counted the local taxation payments. No other location can offer this unique surrounding.

The mystery is  set around a plot to murder Queen Victoria and bring about a new republic. The landlord of The Cromwell Arms asks for  your assistance to prevent this crime.  The landlord is worried by the behaviour of the secretive men and women of the Lord Protectors League who have turned the snug bar of the pub into their operational headquarters. Our team’s task was to search the room and look  for clues and unravel the plot against the life of Her Majesty Queen Victoria within 60 minutes.   The clues left were hard as the plotters had covered their tracks well and it took everyone’s knowledge to solve who was going to kill and Queen and where and how!! We managed to solve the mystery and escape with 8 minutes to spare.  I can’t tell you any more about the clues but I can assure you that the game was challenging and fun.  It was also great to meet the local bloggers.  I took a few pictures of the clues left  in the room and would  suggest that you book one of these escape room session as you will really enjoy the experience. I took a few pictures of the clues left  in the room and would  suggest that you book one of these escape room session as you will really enjoy the experience.

After Escaping from the room, take a tour of Cromwell’s house and buy a memento or two from it’s gift shop.

After coming home from spending time at Cromwell’s House, I just managed to make  a quick lunch using whatever ingredients I had in the fridge. You can adjust the vegetables and fruit is per your taste or whatever you have in the fridge.   Hunger and resources in my fridge helped create this snack  which tasted good!!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables
  • ½ cup tinned chick peas
  • 1 apple (I used pink lady apple)
  • 1 tomato
  • bunch of coriander
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbls lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • curry leaves (optional)

Method:

  1.  Boil the frozen vegetables by adding some water to it.
  2.  Discard the water from the canned chick peas, rinse and heat them with some water too.
  3. Once boiled, discard water from the vegetables and chick peas and mix them in a bowl
  4. Chop the apple and tomatoes and add them to the mixture
  5. Add the salt, pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped coriander and mix.
  6. Garnish with curry leaves and serve hot or cold.

Quick mixed veg and fruit salad

After coming home from spending time at Cromwell’s House, I just managed to make  a quick lunch using whatever ingredients I had in the fridge. You can adjust the fruit and veg items as per your taste or whatever you have in the fridge.   Hunger and resources in my fridge helped create this snack  which tasted good!!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables

    Use any
  • ½ cup inned chick peas

  • 1 apple (I used pink lady apple)

  • 1 tomato

  • bunch coriander

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 tbks lemon juice

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • curry leaves (optional)

Instructions

  • Boil the frozen vegetables by adding some water to it.

  • Discard the water from the canned chick peas, rinse and heat them with some water too.

  • Once boiled, discard water from the vegetables and chick peas and mix them in a bowl
  • Chop the apple and tomatoes and add them to the mixture

  • Add the salt, pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped coriander and mix.

  • Garnish with curry leaves and serve this hot or cold.

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