Unless you live in the southern hemisphere or in some kind of fantastic underground super villain lair, you may have noticed that the winter is almost upon us. It's freezing outside, and with a million cold bugs attempting to force their germy feet in the door it's time to review your nutrition if you want … Continue reading Food Hero: Watercress
It's a funny thing, Patriotism, and I think it's probably a very sad thing not to be able to love who you are and where you come from. I say 'think' because I have no idea personally, I love my country! I love green fields and babbling brooks and muddy seasides where you can catch … Continue reading Eat Britain!
I did a great thing last night. An unusual thing. I blew out generations of classic French food law in favour of something Delia Smith half mentioned once upon a time. And that my friends was to basically make a coq au vin, without the vin. Hmmm. Now I do like the classic and I've made it … Continue reading Not Au Vin
I'm all for getting behind local produce, supporting local businesses and reducing carbon footprints and wotnot. Getting your hands on local produce may not always be as easy as you think though- some time ago whilst shopping to assemble a tart tartin I made a purposeful detour past Tesco to a small independent greengrocers for … Continue reading A Little Plug- The Essex Bee Keeper
Much as it pains me to say it, the French do get some stuff right. Very right indeed. And if you've ever had a decent chicken in wine you'll know why it has survived the taste test of time to become a bona fide classic. There are rumours it first came about shortly after Julius Caesar conquered those troublesome … Continue reading Coq au Vin
Yes, it's been a while and these pages have been somewhat neglected of late. That's not to say they have been entirely forgotten behind a deluge of day job and family affairs and the like, merely postponed. Now as I sit here, worshipping at the Church of Saturday Morning with a coffee and a fried … Continue reading A Brief Interlude
Ye Gods I'm going to start getting hate mail from the local butchers soon but here goes, it's Vegetarian Day according to Google. I have unintentionally fallen into line with this by coming home and knocking up a big pot of spicy beans. This is because I still have stock to use up from the … Continue reading Chilli Non Carne