Kitchen Gadgets

I love my kitchen gadgets, and have many, from meat slicers to meat mincers, dehydrators to steam pressure ovens, you name it, I seem to have it. But, I have been looking at getting a Sous Vide water bath cooker. I have always fancied one, and I know that a lot of the top chefs... Continue Reading →

Food Porn…

Today I decided to make Pumpkin & Bacon Soup, and what a triumph, so here it is for you all to enjoy. IngredientsOlive Oil50g Butter1 Onion - diced fine150g Dry-cured bacon chopped - I used oak smoked dry curedSmall pumpkin, you will need about 800g of flesh, peeled and de-seeded.1-litre chicken stock100ml double cream3 tablespoons... Continue Reading →

Twas the night before Christmas…

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; Well, that's not all that true, the dogs are running about playing with cardboard tubes. I have been cooking and preparing all day for tomorrow.  My turkey is so big (too big) that it has taken... Continue Reading →

Baking – Soda Farls

My Hubby is Irish, so many many years ago I learned how to make proper Irish Soda Bread, Wheaten Bread & Soda Farls.  Since winter is well and truly on its way, and it is lashing with rain outside I thought I would make us some.  I thought I would share my recipe and do... Continue Reading →

Reminders of the past

Growing up in the country there were many smells/fragrances about, from livestock to equine to rapeseed, but there are other smells that also take me back in time. The smell of an outboard motor reminds me of a holiday when I was about 10 in my uncle's speedboat, fishing in the North Atlantic. Lavender, scones,... Continue Reading →

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