Hello, and a Happy New Year to you all. Yes, I’ve not been blogging, sue me if you wish and feel free to make up a more exciting reason for this than “I’ve been pretty knackered since the beginning of December”. Less knackered now though, and ready to share a bit of a double whammy […]Read More Something New- Pork n Pears (with bonus apache potatoes)
Yes, yes, my VIFC write ups have been remiss of late and for that I apologise. I let myself off the hook for July as I was otherwise engaged in Twickenham that night and sadly unable to attend so your guess about how the 1930’s theme night went are as good as mine! As for […]Read More VIFC August Meeting- The Elizabethans.
I don’t need to explain to anyone who has ever ground the nine to five grind that there is something very special about a Friday. Magical things happen around this portal to the weekend. Things like swapping the suits and sensible shoes in favour of ‘dress down’, the sudden abandonment of weekday diet righteousness for Friday Cakes, […]Read More A Little Plug- CHeFS at Colchester Institute.
It’s a long way from the new year, but I’m still trying to embrace new things in line with that little resolution which seems so far away today. Enter Saturday night, enter dinner with the friends in law, Chinese in theme and everyone to bring along a dish. Due to some poor forward planning (blame […]Read More Something New- Chinese.
I’m actually rather proud of this one, because in this day and age it’s not that easy to come up with something original in the food stakes. A quick google tends to prove that someone else has already done it. They say there are only seven possible stories in the world of fiction, it may […]Read More The Chocolate Chore result- Rosemary Infused Orange & Almond Salad with Cocoa-Balsamic dressing
As I have hinted of late, I have been fortunate enough to get a seat at the table of a little group of foodies who gather in the upstairs room of The Victoria Inn in Colchester for the discussion (and inevitable consumption) of all things edible. Each week a theme is set and by wild […]Read More VIFC Meeting- Chocolate!
Although spring finally seems to be at least half considering springing, there is still a definite chill in the air in these parts and it’s really not time to be breaking out the salad dinners just yet. A big fat chicken and some chunky roast vegetables were still order of the day, or more accurately […]Read More Something new- Beetroot Greens
So, there’s been this red grapefruit sitting in the fridge for a while and it needed using. Obviously when faced with such a simple, nutritious and easily consumed food item I could only think of one thing. Cake. But you don’t often put citrus fruit in a cake, juice maybe, zest to kingdom come but […]Read More Something New- Ginger & Grapefruit Upside Down Cake
You know how once in a while someone recommends a film to you. It’s got that actor you sort of like in it and was directed by that woman who did that other film you liked and was nominated for a bunch of Oscars but never won? You know the film, the one that’s pretty […]Read More Something New- Pomelo
I’ve not had much to say of late, for reasons which will soon become apparent. So let us start by flashing back to a couple of weeks ago on a Friday lunchtime rush round the aisles of Asda. Not something I usually enjoy because yes, I am a supermarket snob and my local Asda is […]Read More Something New- Decaff??????