August 26, 2013
Damn it. I have just realised that these are accidentally kind of healthy, so dip in plenty of mayonnaise.
July 14, 2013
I just tried smoking for the first time. I know, I know, I probably shouldn't, but all the cool kids were doing it and I wanted to see what it was like.
August 5, 2012
It's kind of marshmallow, doing an impression of a meringue, made into a fruity pavlova-style cake. You get me?
July 15, 2012
Nothing is easier than gin fizz. I tell a lie, drinking gin straight from the bottle is easier but I am told that it's frowned upon and I should really get a glass. Also, you've got to get your five a day from somewhere, so why not from cocktails?
May 31, 2012
Some things are worth getting up early for. The first one is a cup of tea and the second is the promise of a pulled pork pitta. This pork is dry rubbed with coffee and cooked all day. You're welcome.
August 29, 2011
Me and the Tayberry are going to fall out. It promises fragrant purple berries, but at the moment the rewards are outweighed by the strife. In spring 2010 I planted a raspberry, a loganberry and a tayberry against the brick wall that runs alongside our vegetable beds. I wrote about the reasons for choosing the […]
August 3, 2011
We have just returned from a Weekend in London. The first time the boy child has visited the capital. After arriving at the beautiful St Pancras we went South of the river to get on the Duck Bus. The Duck Bus is an amphibious vehicle used for the D Day landings in WWII. It took […]
July 21, 2011
Our front lawn has barely any grass. It’s been taken over by ‘self heal’, daisies, buttercups and clover. Inspired by what seems to grow well in this sunny dry spot I filled my boot with lavender and thyme. I’ll let you know how my garden grows. _________________ Here is a little more about how it […]
July 11, 2011
Why I have never made a fool before I don't know. Light, tangy, sweet, fruity, creamy, easy, beautiful.
May 19, 2011
I have always, always loved pavlova. I think it stems from my delight at the frozen ones bought from the Cash & Carry back in the 70′s. A raspberry pavlova was the height of chic in those days, even though my Mum used to forget to get it out of the freezer so we ended up […]
September 9, 2010
Disneyland Paris was excellent. We were very lucky, the skies were so blue. More photos in our Flickr set. I have started to collate a list of hints and tips to stay sane at Disney. All photos taken on our pocket Pentax or iPhone.
August 3, 2010
Once upon a time our garden was full of fruit bushes. With a small boy to amuse we had to pulled up the fruit bushes so that he had a lawn to play on. There is only one redcurrant bush left and this year I built a fortress around it to stop the blackbirds eating the […]
July 12, 2010
I just realised I’ve not updated the blog for ages. I’ve been busy taking photos for other projects and getting involved with the Carnival. Here are some of the things I have picked, cooked, eaten, witnessed and photographed over the last couple of weeks. The garden is growing at full tilt. Luckily my obsession with Cavalo […]
May 24, 2010
I have wanted to write a post about Pulled Pork Sandwiches for a goodly while. I wanted to try eating one for even longer. But as Derbyshire is not quite the food centre of the universe we had to make our own. Apologies that I didn’t manage to photograph the glorious shoulder of pork when […]