Tag: food

July 16, 2012

A while back (before I bought the cheap ceramic) I said that I really didn’t need another grill. But I was in the local Van Hage garden centre today, and they had 25% off everything. Including the Weber Smokey Joe Premium, at £40.50. It is…

May 29, 2012
May 24, 2012

I cooked some ribs yesterday, and they were awful – nice flavour, but just too tough. I tried a couple and gave up on them. This may sound heretical for someone who plays with BBQ, but I am actually not a fan of ribs –…

May 10, 2012

I was walking around Tesco this lunchtime, when I saw it. Philadelphia cheese spread with Cadbury chocolate. In the same pot. Of course, I had to try it, and I can report… Well it’s horrible, no you don’t want it at all. Don’t even try…

April 13, 2012

… as I have even started buying flour through them! Following my breadmaking course in December, I haven’t had many hands-on sessions. I’ve used the bread machine for convenience when busy, but was determined to start making it by hand again, as what I made…

March 16, 2012

I’ve been using Pearl Barley a lot in stews and things lately. It is a grain that I really love, and adds scrumptiousness to everything. Yesterday, on a whim, I decided to use up some milk by making a pearl barley milk pudding – pearl…

March 9, 2012

On the way back from Jon Haire’s today, I popped into Morrisons for some groceries. On the fish counter they had some amazing looking cod roe. They normally come in pairs, but I bought just one, as I am not quite sure what I am…

January 15, 2012

Met up with some folk yesterday for an (early) birthday meal at Barbecoa, a BBQ restaurant owned by Jamie Oliver and Adam Perry Lang. I met with my friend S at Peterborough, and we travelled down to London by train. We arrived at 1 New…

January 11, 2012

As some of you know, I watch quite a bit of TV, too much in fact; and I have a minor interest in adverts. Some ads make me laugh, some I just consider pure art, but some really get me irritated. The one that is…

December 3, 2011

I spent the whole day today making bread. When I lived in Sussex, I used to do quite a bit of breadmaking by hand, but in more recent years, I have been corrupted by the electric breadmaker. So when I tried my hand at making…

November 19, 2011

I’ve not done a lot in the kitchen for a couple of weeks. I think at least part of it is due to not having Tim and Nev around, working on the garden or bathroom. That shouldn’t make any difference, but having people – and…

October 7, 2011

About a week ago I mentioned that I had smoked – amongst other things – some goat’s butter. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but the book I was reading said butter smokes well, so I tried it. Anyway,…