So: you’re self-catering on holiday! Hurrah – Same sh@@, different location! Ha! Here’s a few tips to take the pants out of it all. With small children, it’s not always possible to eat out in the evening, so you can find yourself cooking the same family meals whilst ‘on a break’, with even less enthusiasm… Read more »
On a dark night, it was bit tricky to find Steve Barringers’ new restaurant, Eileen’s. We were looking for a quaint Ampthill-esque shopfront, but were led round the back, behind the shops, and past the housing offices. Once through the gated entrance, glowing lanterns warm the path, alongside a fair-weather terrace with on-trend viewing window… Read more »
BedPop’s Taste Bedford Video Here July 2017, Mill Meadows, Bedford Pretty Darn Good Event showcasing local food, chefs, live music and street food. Local people loved it and came in their droves. Mixture of families, foodies and hipsters enjoyed a relaxed day out in the sun with a festival-vibe. The Kitchen Theatre was fab-u-lous, provided… Read more »
Well, just a moment, here’s a little snippet of information. About types of cinnamon bark. Here are two varieties of cinnamon bark: one on the left, is tightly rolled, with thin flakey shards, the cross section similar to a rolled cigar. This is Ceylon Cinnamon, best for cooking with – sometimes called Real or True… Read more »
A big thank you to my web designer Sarah Godsell from Pickme! Design, Reigate. When I was troubling myself about creating a website, Sarah was an easy choice for professional help. Her eye for graphic design, new ideas, and experience in web design gave her the edge. I wanted my online presence to be clear… Read more »
A pleasing sight of three freshly made loaves for a big sociable gathering. For some reason these loaves which I tested for a Sainsbury’s recipe book are called ‘Monkey Bread’. I never did find out why. The original recipe was an enriched dough with strong white flour, milk and butter, and grated cheese on top…. Read more »
This week was a rare chance for me to work with one of my long standing home ec friends, Annabel Hartog in the food theatre at the Oxfordshire and Thame County Show. Back in the 90’s Annabel and I were working together, travelling round the country making a Sophie Grigson programme. We coped with the… Read more »
This week I’ve been trying to have a serious kitchen cupboard amnesty – using up packets and jars of random ingredients that are causing over spill, and were making storage a bit of a problem. Things came to a crunch when Tired Husband opened the baking cupboard in search of chocolate and half the contents leapt out on him. Whoops.