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  • Smoky Barbeque Spiked Cheese GougeresSmoky Barbeque Spiked Cheese GougeresYou can’t go anywhere in Burgundy without encountering their cheese gougeres; I think practically every winery we visited in Chablis laid out a plate of these
  • More Photos from the Railway MuseumMore Photos from the Railway MuseumPerhaps the oddest but unique location for a spot of wine tasting – between the carriages and engines in the open air bit of a Spanish
  • Boulangerie in ChablisBoulangerie in ChablisEarly morning in Chablis; an early wander before the full onslaught of the days wine tasting tour. A feeling that ‘some’ exercise was required after three
  • The Food at ScarfesThe Food at ScarfesBeing a bar the attention, at least for a wine/drink writer, is on the drinks – for a special occasion the cocktails at Scarfes come highly
  • Majestic Cafe OportoMajestic Cafe OportoThe last half hour or so before heading to Oporto airport; I’d requested a chance to try the national speciality the famed nata (custard tart) and
  • Leek and Ricotta Pie with Chickpea SauceLeek and Ricotta Pie with Chickpea SauceA house move and a sort out of the massed recipe and wine books is required; for the simple reason to lessen the amount of stuff
  • Old El Paso Creamy Poblano Pepper CasseroleOld El Paso Creamy Poblano Pepper CasseroleI read blog post earlier in the week that basically lambasted food snobs. The crux was the guilt felt when attempting to live up to the
  • Decorated Waitrose Christmas CakeDecorated Waitrose Christmas CakeOk so the piping isn’t what you would call professional. The verticals are certainly not spaced evenly and frankly it really doesn’t resemble the envisioned final
  • A Recipe for Mums Fish PieA Recipe for Mums Fish PieFrom the new Roast Cookbook, a Recipe for Mums Fish Pie. Not that I know whose Mum the title refers to… I rarely eat nor cook fish, probably
  • Mince Pie Taste TestMince Pie Taste TestMince pies might appear to be a bit of an obsession at the moment, especially if you follow on Twitter, or if you have browsed the
  • Waitrose Christmas Cake KitWaitrose Christmas Cake KitWho would have thought just making a cake from a packet could invoke such Christmas memories – nudging my sister from in front of the open
  • International Food Photography DayInternational Food Photography DayMy hard drive has a folder labelled ‘unused’. Within a host of photographs intended to illustrate posts that haven’t yet seen the light of day. Some
Tapas At Vina Pomol, Rioja, Spain

Tapas At Vina Pomol, Rioja, Spain

Some snaps. Of food. In Spain. Specifically in a little shack I know deep in the heart of Vina Pomol vineyards in Rioja. Chorizo cooked overRead More

Runner Beans – Look What I’ve Found!

Runner Beans – Look What I’ve Found!

When the heck did these appear? Was the plant visited by the runner bean fairy overnight? Certainly weren’t spotted over the last few days of watering…Read More

Ricotta and Orange Tart

Ricotta and Orange Tart

An updated post – with improved photographs. Originally blogged in April 2007 (the recipe was from the May issue of Delicious Magazine) this is a RicottaRead More

Photographs of Crowmarsh Hill

Photographs of Crowmarsh Hill

A fixation with clouds appears to have developed recently. A terminal condition or one to be replaced with a new intense focus when one feels billowingRead More

Photograph Runner Bean Flowers

Photograph Runner Bean Flowers

Remember those runner beans that which I did plant out in a patch of unpromising stony earth? It’s all part of a promotional campaign to getRead More

Photographs of Raimat Castle

Photographs of Raimat Castle

It isn’t open to the general public, nor is it included on the Raimat tour but Raimat castle is opened to visiting journalists, buyers etc forRead More

Oxfordshire Fields

Oxfordshire Fields

Weather-wise last Friday wasn’t that great a day. Near blanket cloud and a high chance of rain was perhaps not the most ideal of conditions forRead More

Winding Stair

Winding Stair

Even the taxi driver was impressed when we explained that we – myself, Cooksister and Ailbhe – were to be eating in the Winding Stair restaurant,Read More

Photographs from Codorníu

Photographs from Codorníu

A few photographs from a visit to Codorníu, a video of the train tour and other images are on Spittoon. Full set of photos from thisRead More

Flowers and Produce – Bloom 2011

Flowers and Produce – Bloom 2011

A day spent in Dublin, specifically at the garden/flower/food show that is Bloom [Twitter: Bloom 2011]. The weather was gloriously hot, the sorbet deliciously refreshing, theRead More

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