This dish has become a mid-week staple for my three kids. It’s crisp and crunchy, succulent and moist, served with a sauce that has a hot-sweet-sour hit. Finger lickin’ … Continue reading
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This is a wonderful Christmas ham: sticky and sweet, flaky yet moist. A real winner. It was originally a recipe for glazed ribs, but I’ve adapted it for gammon. And … Continue reading
I’ve been sent Bart’s new range of world spice blends to try because, as it says in their press release, I like to think of myself as an ‘adventurous … Continue reading
The Story of the Nativity – as performed by a butternut squash, a courgette, a potato & sprout dog, and a peeled banana as Archangel Gabriel! Christmas doesn’t get more … Continue reading
Last week, I wrote about Phil Truin’s free-range chickens and cooked a spectacular crown roast, reserving the legs to confit and have for Sunday lunch the following week. Which is … Continue reading
Michelin-starred restaurants, masterchefs and masterclasses…a day of culinary heaven at Taste of London 2013
On Saturday, I ate at five Michelin-starred restaurants, bantered with three of my favourite chefs, took part in masterclasses in the arts of wine tasting and Thai cuisine, and drank … Continue reading
Are you having a dilemma about eating that bacon butty this morning? Hesitate no more. • Thank you to my dear friend Sian for sending this to me. A true … Continue reading
When I was growing up, my mum was brilliant at making elastic food - you know, making it stretch as far as possible. That’s a play on words, by the … Continue reading
Our family holiday last year was a bit of a disaster. We drove to Brittany in France, in a Volvo overflowing with kids and cases, negotiating delay after delay, until … Continue reading
There’s a first time for everything and one such first time has arrived, right here, right now. For this is the first time I have ever written about shutters. … Continue reading
Well, it’s better than using it as a clothes drier, which is all it’s been good for since we bought it!
KateTakes5′s Listography this week is one to make any parent gulp! My mum and dad never had any wishes for their kids, beyond the usual, ’As long as they’re happy … Continue reading
This is not an April Fool!
…not my mob. But they enjoyed taking part and that’s what matters, isn’t it? WELL, ISN’T IT?? I’m sure all our Olympians feel the same way!
Tara’s challenge for this week’s Sticky Fingers’ Gallery is Extreme Close-up. Here’s mine. As Rolf used to say, can you guess what it is yet?
…writing this. 1. I’m sitting on a chair looking at the screen of the computer. 2. My fingers are hitting keys on a keyboard in a systematic order to form … Continue reading
KateTakes5′s Listography challenge this week is to capture a week in our lives in 5 photos. Ah, sod it. I’ve done one day in 15 photos. Call me Maverick. She … Continue reading
A mate emailed this lot. I have no idea what the original source is (and neither does he) but I’m going to hazard a guess that they’re all Americans I’m … Continue reading
The stuff in our cupboards says more about us than any words we can write. And a lot of that stuff has a story behind it. Take MUGS, for example, … Continue reading
Do you have a SNOWY BRITAIN PHOTO to share? Then share it on the linky below. Mister Linky’s Magical Widgets — Auto-Linky widget will appear right here!This preview will disappear … Continue reading
Irish curmudgeon KateTakes5 is having a rant over at her Listography this week. Phrases that drive her crazy. These are mine. 1. Innit Two youths talking. First youth: ‘I was … Continue reading
Well, last night, actually, a few moments after reading Tara Cain’s Sticky Fingers’ Gallery prompt for this week. I do a lot of writing in the pub, after my wife … Continue reading