It’s that time of year when Christmas is over and you’ve had too much booze, brie and baked goods so it’s time to switch immediately to cayenne tea and rocket salads, right? Maybe best throw in a side of diazepam and hide all the sharp kitchen utensils while you’re at it. So many January eating […]Read More Adventures in Slow Cooking: Broccoli Cheese Soup
Last night, for reasons un-discussable, my Step Father sent me a video of three lovely middle aged, tinsel adorned ladies singing a comically sweary festive ditty urging one not to be unpleasant over the Christmas Period. It’s never a bed of roses for any one over the age of 12, is it? I think I’ve […]Read More The X-mas Files: Why I Hate Christmas Food
It’s been a rough couple of days on body and spirit so when faced with a free Wednesday afternoon I felt up to little more than filling the slow cooker and sitting still for a nice while. Fridge contents put me in mind of how frequently I’ve seen parsnip and apple soup on menus of […]Read More Adventures In Slow Cooking- Parsnip & Apple Soup
I’ve been meaning to check out Memoirs for some time- the now not-quite-new conversion of the old library in Colchester town hall into a fine dining restaurant. This was the first of several moves from the town hall to make more commercial use of the space there including The Cells in the old magistrates dungeons […]Read More Afternoon Tea At Memoirs
First off, if you are diabetic or think you are, then please don’t take any of this on board, you don’t do carbs like other people do. See a doctor, don’t listen to me. Second first off, let’s actually define a ‘Carb’ because the diet and health conscious world we now live in is carbs […]Read More Are You Going To Eat…..Carbs?
It had to happen, right? I had to get something else edible from my first summer of amateur cultivation? Well that something turns out to be carrots, Nantes 5 carrots specifically and I am still reeling in the thrill of that little harvest 2 weeks ago. After tiny onions, sludge ridden herbs and desolated cabbage […]Read More Grow Your Own- A Triumph of Carrots!
It was anniversary day in the household yesterday (aaaaaaaaw) and afer much deliberation we concluded on celebrating 5 years of uninterrupted togetherness with a seaside walk and retro shop visits followed by a steak dinner and syndicated dinosaur themed blockbuster movie. Hooray! Smiths of Brightlingsea provided some stonking ribeyes and a quick leaf through my […]Read More Quick Steak Sauce