Tag: food

May 6, 2013

Was fairly busy at home (and places near) Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday I got two troughs planted with salad leaves, sugar snap peas, carrots and courgettes. All of these were “cheats” – baby plants bought from the local garden centre – but they will…

March 1, 2013

Before I foolishly got distracted with my new guitar-toy, I had plans for today. Following on from a previous post, I spent an evening earlier this week, googling for likely alternate food retailers. It was a surprisingly long list, and I intended to check a…

February 25, 2013

Yesterday, I had friends round to play boardgames, and I planned to cook some burgers, as it is fairly effortless with the pellet grill, and doesn’t keep me away from the games table. Mindful of what I said on Saturday, I visited my butcher, only…

February 25, 2013

My last post hasn’t raised any comments here, but I know it has been read. In the last couple of days, I have been lectured twice in person. Once by a friend who explained to me how “organic” was all a con, and it had…

February 23, 2013

A month back I restarted my vegetable box, from the good people of Riverford Sacrewell. I stopped the box last year, simply because I was getting so much veg from my garden. I should have restarted it when my garden’s production ended, but I got…

December 1, 2012

Another new toy – a Cuisinart Soup Maker. I eat a lot of soup, working from home, as it makes a quick and (usually) healthy lunch. However, although I have plenty of practice in making soup, lately I seem to be eating more shop-bought soup…

November 23, 2012

Further to buying my Nexus 10, I still haven’t shopped around for a suitable music mount. But I have been thinking about what I need to use it in the kitchen. I already have a couple of cookery resources that can be usefully used on…

October 16, 2012

I have a pear tree in my garden, which is productive more years than not, with this year being no exception. However, it is fairly rare that I get an edible crop of pears from it. I have been nicely surprised a couple of years,…

September 17, 2012

My attempt at making Salt Beef (Corned Beef) didn’t work out as I’d hoped. After rinsing the brined brisket, I decided to cook it in my slow cooker overnight. The resulting meat definitely has the right consistency – it falls apart, and is moist with…

September 5, 2012

So I finished cooking the pulled pork last night, and it pulled fine. However, I soon ran into a problem. On first taste, it seemed ok, but then I was reaching for a drink. Somehow, I had managed to overseason it – not hot, but…

September 4, 2012

I haven’t done much recreational cooking recently. A mixture of being busy, bad weather and not having a working fridge-freezer. I finally got my act together last week and made some pulled pork, using a couple of inexpensive rolled pork shoulders from Tescos, rather than…

August 22, 2012

… After a very successful shopping trip to London. Will write more at another time, but one thing I will mention is the hot beef sandwich I foolishly bought in Harrods at lunchtime, which while pleasant enough, was not exactly hot, and left me feeling…