A couple of folk have asked if I am going to publish some virus happy recipes in this trying time of Covid Bastard 19 and my response to that is although I am at least five types of idiot, I’m not that type of idiot. Unless you’re one of those shelf stripping scumbags hoarding all […]Read More The Boomboom CV19 Survival Guide
Ah Spring is springing, the birds are singing and the daffs are up despite the fact that it is still blowing an icy gale every other day. Responsible and organised grow-your-own types are already well along with their heated propagators and other such clever cold weather jobs. Me, well, not so much. I spent […]Read More Grow Your Own- Tips for The Unsuccessful
I’m too old for new years resolutions, what a load of guff. I’m not, however, falsely confident enough to say I’m 100% happy remaining forever the exact same lump of middling to average human being that will shuffle off to bed some time in the first hours of the new year. I need to up […]Read More Here’s to a Flexi Twenty
Too many people say they have the ‘ultimate’ formula for basically everything so I feel like I should perhaps qualify my Ultimate Summer Crumble with a little background. I love a crumble, because fruit, like most things in life, can only be improved by covering it in sweet carbohydrates. It’s also one of the few […]Read More The Ultimate Summer Crumble
Where: Burleigh St, London. What: American style brasserie. How much: Set menu from £20, a la carté three courses with drinks £50+ per head. To quote their own website, Joe Allen is ‘the classic theatreland American brasserie’, tucked away in the West End round the corner from Covent Garden. I start this tale on a Lunch-Drinks-Show day […]Read More Review- Joe Allen
Ah, Happy Spring Time foodie friends! The daffs are out. There isn’t a predicted frost for the next two weeks and it’s almost pancake day. It’s time to get planting. I donned my wellies this morning for maybe the third time in 2019, but those other times were purely weeding and compost hefting so in […]Read More Grow Your Own! Get A Plan.
That’s it, Christmas is over, it’s back to work and back to accepting that Stilton and chocolate Santas for every meal is probably not a great idea (no, not even if they are dark chocolate Santas). It’s time to get your January plan on, people. This might mean going vegan, switching to meal replacement shakes […]Read More Easy Lunchbox Traybake
I salute you! I’m no vegan, but I do try to make more of my meals meat and dairy free than aren’t. It’s not because I particularly enjoy butterbeans. It’s actually for many reasons which I won’t bore you with now but suffice to say if I could get away with a bacon double cheeseburger […]Read More For Those About To Veganuary….
Happy Twixmas all, I hope it’s been a good one for you and if it hasn’t I wish you a peaceful end to the year now. I’ve had a lovely festive break both hosting at home and guesting with the parentals and am now settling in to a few solid days of leftovers and […]Read More Fight The Festive Waste!!!!
If there is one thing you need at your Christmas cheeseboard, my cucumber pickle is it, and there is still time to get a batch ready for the big day as although it constantly improves in the jar, it only really needs a week to mature. And once life goes on after the festive period, […]Read More Boomboom’s World Famous Cucumber Pickle.