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  • 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
  • Royal William Yard Bakery PlymouthRoyal William Yard Bakery PlymouthSo the welcome wasn’t that welcoming, nor was the attention to two obvious new visitors but the atmosphere in the Royal William Yard Bakery Plymouth, once
Photos of the Blue Mountains

Photos of the Blue Mountains

It wasn’t my usual pick of things to do; organised tourist tours are not my thing… I’m not and never have been a ‘tourist’! But hereRead More

Photographs of Sydney

Photographs of Sydney

A few joyous days spent in and around Sydney, camera in hand snapping hard for this gallery of 20 odd Photographs of Sydney. The full setRead More

Whale Watching Off Sydney

Whale Watching Off Sydney

Whale Watching Off Sydney – We had been out on the water quite a while. Numerous sightings of distant plumes had raised shouts of excitement fromRead More

Eating Sydney I – Jonah’s, Whale Beach

Eating Sydney I – Jonah’s, Whale Beach

If you are tempted by the seaview one of those villas or houses, scattered liberally along the coast will cost you upwards of a AU$1 million.Read More

Today Is My Birthday

Today Is My Birthday

Today just happens to be my birthday. Luckily I forget the exact age. I’m assuming few, apart from my mother, remembered. She sent me a cardRead More

Chorizo in Cider Recipe

Chorizo in Cider Recipe

I’ve tried several different ciders in an attempt to find one that adds a distinct ‘appleness’ to the dish; the conclusion after exhaustive tasting is thatRead More

Andrew
19 Jun
Broad Beans With Jamon Recipe

Broad Beans With Jamon Recipe

If you need an example of how delicious a tapas dish can be using only a few ingredients then give Broad Beans With Jamon a try-out.Read More

Andrew
13 Jun
Garlic Lamb Skewers Recipe

Garlic Lamb Skewers Recipe

Blimey. These are very, very garlicky. And, depending on how much chilli you include also rather hot! They are also really delicious. This Garlic Lamb SkewersRead More

Andrew
11 Jun
Recipe: Deep Fried Calcots

Recipe: Deep Fried Calcots

You simply can’t find calcots outside of Spain it would seem. A shame as their brief yearly appearance, after a complicated year-and-a-half growing period, is asRead More

Andrew
9 Jun
Prawns With Romesco Sauce

Prawns With Romesco Sauce

Now my romesco sauce, whizzed in a Kitchen Aid blender AND pounded in a pestle retained a ‘certain’ texture. It is not supposed to. Smooth andRead More

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