Category: FOOD BLOGS

Saltimbocca

I know a lot of people have been put off eating veal (My wife included) because of the practices associated with farming beef calves for the veal market. However, my father introduced me to his friend who raised veal calves and they were raised with great love,respect, kindness and...

Hey Pesto !

Who doesn’t like Pesto? We love it stirred in soup, tossed through pasta and baked in the oven inside giant earthy field mushrooms. These days the variations from the traditional green genovese variety are endless and today our niece, Catherine Kidd, from Catherine Kidd Nutrition is about to introduce...

On The Hoof – Cow Heel Pie

In the 17th and 18th centuries, in the colonies in particular, the prime cuts of beef were the preserve of the landed gentry and plantation owners and the hired hands and slaves had to make do with what was known as the “fifth quarters”, the head, feet, tail, internal...

Review: Wyke Farm Cheeses

When we were offered the opportunity to taste some of Wyke Farms cheeses and butter we welcomed it with open arms. It arrived in a very natty little hessian branded cool bag and when we looked inside there was a delightful range or cheese, unsalted and salted butter to...

Review: We’re Ready For Our Seaweed Gin, Mr. Dà Mhìle …

We are united on one thing in this house. Gin is the answer to most things; we are keen collectors of craft and small batch gin and have built up quite a collection in the past couple of years. Recently we were introduced to the Dà Mhìle, a small batch...

British Gem and Chorizo Bake With Salsa Verdi

Today the blog is devoted to a vegetable so renowned and popular that the Gershwin’s wrote a song for Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (“Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off in the film Shall We Dance? ) which includes lyrics about it! So what is a potato? Well, it...

Recipes from La Petite Bouchée -Tarragon Chicken

Whenever I make this dish I am always amazed at the return on flavour the simple ingredients give. It’s proving to be a big hit with guests this month at our little French Brasserie, La Petite Bouchée, so I thought I’d share the recipe here. Tarragon is one of...

Banana & Chocolate Bread

Huge welcome back to my niece,Catherine Kidd. Catherine is a dietician and also author of her own fantastic blog Knowing Your Onions. Today she is tempting us with a delicious  Banana and Chocolate bread ( as if I need tempting with any sort of cake)  and one which even...
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