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  • 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
  • Bresaola Wrapped Pork Escalopes with a Linguamatta Pâté FillingBresaola Wrapped Pork Escalopes with a Linguamatta Pâté FillingA little jar of Linguamatta Pâté came my way, sent by those lovely people behind Tuscany Excellence, a new online Italian Deli. Also sent was a
  • Chapel of St Clement Sarria NavarraChapel of St Clement Sarria NavarraA small series of hastily snapped photos taken at the Chapel of St Clement at the Sarria Winery, Navarra. The large front doors were unlocked for
Old Men, Vallodolid

Old Men, Vallodolid

Lunch – Madrid Style

Lunch – Madrid Style

Somewhere in Northern Madrid – Cocido Madrileno (Madrid Stew). Amazing value at just €10 a head that includes a huge bowl of soup with pasta, aRead More

Returned from Spain

Returned from Spain

Suffering badly from post-trip blues; trying hard to get back into the routine.. which was what I wanted to escape from in the first place! PlentyRead More

Bread Recipes – Waiter There’s Something In My…

Bread Recipes – Waiter There’s Something In My…

Yeast at the ready boys and girls – here we go with the submissions to the fourth round of Waiter There’s Something In My… For easeRead More

English Pudding – A Trifle

English Pudding – A Trifle

Don’t get me wrong I heartily enjoy a decent roast dinner, positively relish thinly sliced lamb served with Yorkshire puddings and copious amounts of mint sauceRead More

Simple Milk Loaf

Simple Milk Loaf

Adapted from a recipe in The Handmade Loaf by Dan Lepard – no fresh yeast, not that I think it matters much in regards to flavourRead More

Three Onions

Three Onions

I’m always on the look out for props – cheap bowls, napkins, cutlery and the like. My attention has shifted recently to routing around in skipsRead More

Nigel Slater’s Lemon Cake

Nigel Slater’s Lemon Cake

To be honest I am not that impressed with the photo in Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries of this cake. It’s in the usual subdued tones IRead More

Waiter There’s Something In My… Bread

Waiter There’s Something In My… Bread

Bread. Bread in all it’s yeasty, aroma producing, glory. That’s the theme for the next round of Waiter There’s Something In My… I’m looking for RyeRead More

Waiter There’s Something In My… Hot Cross Bun

Waiter There’s Something In My… Hot Cross Bun

Last year, and last week as it happens, I made a batch of Hot Cross Buns using a recipe that produces a firm, rustic, bun. TasteRead More

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