The humble gin and tonic appears to have become this year’s pulled pork and I cannot pretend to be happy about it. It has to be expected these days to face a smugly recounted list of nineteen gins, twelve origin countries and seven potential tonic varieties when you pull up an artistically industrial chair in […]Read More Hands Off My Gin!!!!!
Before we go any further I must thank dozens of witty social media types who came up with this easily hijacked pun about the latest Brexit related horror that is the possibility of US chlorine washed chicken ending up on your Sunday roast plate in the UK. Well done you. The table-top impact of Brexit […]Read More Chlorination Chicken
If you have an interest in cooking and don’t live under a stone, chances are that you’ve heard recent buzzing about Himalayan Salt- the pretty pink sensation coming to table tops and bathtubs near you!!! You may well ask why I care about this and I will give you two reasons. The first is, rather […]Read More Salt Masters
Right off the bat, I will confess proudly to being no kind of coconut scented veganuary detox guru. I eat meat, I’m overweight and I’m not sure how to pronounce ‘quinoa’. That’s not to say I don’t see the benefits to this planet and all the bodies on it to eating plenty of plants, easing […]Read More Are you going to eat….Jackfruit?
I thought that watching George Bush Jr get a second term across the pond would be the weirdest, daftest and most baffling political decision I would bear witness to. And then, there was Brexit. It is obviously too late now to complain or campaign as the masses have spoken and landed the UK in some […]Read More Not in my name, and not on my plate.
I’ve been harping on about a trip to New York with the older male sibling for some time now and you may be relieved surprised to hear it is over already. We got home five days ago and all that is left of that little adventure is half a can of choc-full-o-nuts in the fridge […]Read More The New York State of Mind
You know that friend that you have that you love and support as best you can then you have to sit there and watch them make horrible decisions that make their lives harder? You know, that friend who wants a white wedding and nine babies but only goes on dates with serial philanderers? Or that […]Read More A sad customer’s plea to the commercial smallholders.
No, this is not a heritage heavy lecture to precede a geographically prejudiced recipe that dates back to Old King Cole (he was from Colchester you know). Nor a quirky, comical tale of how someone came up with a thin stew inspired by old school girl power advocate Boadicea, also a local lass. This is not […]Read More Colchester Soup
So a few days ago I learned via sniggering at various blossoming facebook status arguments that some Subway restaurants outlets in the UK are removing all ham products from their menus. All kinds of boring and predictable responses to this have ensued but the most common seem to be Boo! Muslims go home!! Boo! Racists go home!! […]Read More Revolution and the Subway Sandwich.
Veganstock! It’s like Woodstock only the people are selfrighteously clean about everything! I jest, I jest. To make your vegan stock you first need to catch 4 Vegans and hang them to cure in a cool dry place and oh alright fine I shall be serious. OK. Some time in the new year I was […]Read More Veganstock!