Category Archives: Recipe

Gingered Puy Lentils for when the weather turns

Sometimes you can’t beat an old favourite. The weather recently took a turn and mentally I craved something a bit more autumnal rather then “summer fresh”.   A recipe I keep going back to is the rather fabulous gingered puy … Continue reading

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The best food is ‘Our Food’

I don’t claim to be anything more than a food enthusiast. I love eating good food and I attempt to cook it. There are two types of food however which rises above all the others in terms of how it … Continue reading

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Griddled peach, avocado and feta salad

I’ve never had much luck cooking with either pears or peaches. We struggle to get great fruit in season anyway in the UK and I’m not the most delicate of hands. There is something about fruit which makes it hard … Continue reading

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Never mind the pronunciation…cheese scone is king

When I was growing up a scone was a rather large item (it was in Yorkshire) stuffed with currants and even a little cherry. I hadn’t even realised that scones could be fruitless until I visited Devon for the first … Continue reading

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Theslowroasteditalian’s magnificent savoury loaf

For some time now I have been planning to make the shortbread recipe I picked up in Bridlington lately. Typically, I stumbled across a recipe via a Twitter link that changed my mind. I definitely have a savoury rather than … Continue reading

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“My Best Shot Photia” two weeks later

A couple of weeks back we visited Shah’s in Burnham on Sea and I ordered a chickpea starter described as Chot Photia. This is it in the photograph above. It was a slightly sweet, lightly spiced dish that I wanted … Continue reading

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Great beef dripping sauce at Miller and Carter

My favourite pork dish was eaten in Berlin fairly recently. My favourite lamb dish is probably one of quite a few eaten in English restaurants. The best chicken dish I have ever had is harder to establish but it was … Continue reading

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Spicy Pumpkin Soup: The best thing about Hallowe’en

I really dislike Hallowe’en. What used to be a fun, family time of year seems to have become a celebration of horror films for a a generation who shouldn’t be watching them. Its much more fun from a food perspective. … Continue reading

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Not-so-Brilliant Banana Bread recipe

I’m no baker. My first baking experience at school was a disastrous Victoria sponge which more closely resembled a pancake. More recently I’ve fought with a paleo coconut and chocolate cake. On Sunday afternoon I had an hour to spare … Continue reading

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Half a nose to half a tail – the Kenilworth Lamb

It was back in November 2015 that I bought half a lamb from the rather wonderful Kenilworth Free Range. The box I collected was surprising for its weight and variety. For £70 I’ve fed over 50 generous plates of food … Continue reading

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