Tag: food

July 25, 2010

Following on my last BBQ experiment, I did a google on how feasible it is to retro fit my Weber Kettle with a grill thermometer. Note that I already have a meat thermometer, but the idea of the grill meter is to measure the actual…

July 24, 2010

I have just had my first attempt at pulled pork today, on the BBQ. It wasn’t completely authentic to the recipe I was using – instead of a “Boston Butt”, I used a small piece of pork shoulder that had been boned and tied (I…

July 23, 2010

Further to my comments in the previous post, I felt I just had to post some BBQ porn – this is a picture of the Weber Ranch Kettle that I mentioned.

July 22, 2010

While the kitchen is being worked on, I have been making more use of my Weber BBQ Kettle. Last night I cooked a couple of burgers for my tea, but not wanting to waste a kettle full of charcoal, when I was finished, I moved…

July 4, 2010

Last week I posted about sun tea, and then learned of the possible health issues with leaving flavoured water in the sun all day. Subsequently, I tried ‘s suggestion of the fridge method, simply putting a jug of cold water with a few teabags in…

June 30, 2010

A couple of years ago, I planted a thornless blackberry and two raspberry canes. I didn’t expect anything from the the first year, but last year I was hoping for some fruit, but was mostly disappointed. This year, one of my raspberries is heaving with…

June 30, 2010

With the recent warm weather, I have been drinking a lot of iced lemon tea. However, the other day, I heard of something that I just had to try – sun tea, or tea without a kettle. It’s quite simple. Take a jug with a…

February 13, 2010

Because I have been poorly, I never did get round to making the rye starter I intended to. From my original starter, I have made 3 loaves of bread, with the folllowing results: 1) Traditional circular Sourdough, baked on a metal tray. This was made…

January 30, 2010

A little bargain from the Cargo Home Shop: 12 reusable silicon cupcake cases, for 4.50. The cases are smaller than a standard muffin, but that suits my purpose brilliantly, to give me something small but tasty with my mid-morning and afternoon tea!

January 29, 2010

About ten years ago, when I lived in Brighton, I had a pet called Bambi. I took my responsibilities very seriously, and made sure that it was always warm and well fed.

But then my life changed. With a new career, I was away on business a lot, and not at home to take care of things. For a few months, I was technically homeless, and it became clear Bambi would have to go. I asked various friends if they would offer a home, but no-one seemed interested, so in the end I flushed Bambi down the loo.

December 25, 2009
December 6, 2009

I’ve just ordered my Christmas from Riverford Online. As well as a good selection of veg and fruit, I have ordered a small stuffed turkey roast, Xmas pudding, mince pies and other bits and pieces. Riverford have a minimum order of 25 pounds for meat…