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The flexibility of a chicken

The flexibility of a chicken

Sometimes you’re walking past the last day shelf in Tesco and a chicken for £2.50 just leaps out at you, you just can’t avoid it! You think “I can get at least four meals out of it for the two of us!” And you do! As an example meal plan: A proper Sunday roast. Beautiful […]

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HelloFresh recipe box - review, tasty

HelloFresh recipe box – review, tasty

There was a half price bargain to be had, so we took the plunge and got a couple of HelloFresh boxes at half price. Tuesday morning they arrived by truck incredibly well packed. The refrigerables packeded in insulated bags and all the other ingredients portioned into little boxes of a size appropriate to the recipes, […]

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Heritage Radishes

Heritage Radishes

The patio allotment is beginning to get into full swing. These were, however, a surprise to me. They are heritage radishes. Less watery than the supermarket variety, but BOY where they spicy; a wasabi level of heat. Yummy.

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From Asparagus to Jersey Royals! Spring food in England.

From Asparagus to Jersey Royals! Spring food in England.

Autumn is like lady bountiful, great food every where. But for me, spring is the one, when we’re emerging from an impossibly long winter, blinking into nice light evenings, sitting outside the pub or cafe, maybe, and enjoying the coming of the summer. Oh, and the seeds for autumnal bounty are sprouting. For me, the […]

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Goulash London style and a heresy

Goulash London style and a heresy

A friend said he was cooking this which immediately gave me a yearning. First thing was that my paprika was supermarket and stale, so I ventured to the Spice Shop in Brighton, purveyor of all things herby, spicy and tasty. Then it starts getting religious: is it a soup or a stew? Sour cream or […]

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Scones - Jam or Cream First?

Scones – Jam or Cream First?

A rather unexpected kerfuffle blew up on my Facebook today after my wife put cream on the scone first and then followed it with jam. This, it seemed to me to be heresy. Jam gets much better traction on the dough and the cream sits on top. Images on flickr seem to be about 50/50 […]

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Eggs

Eggs

A simple example of how even the top-end supermarket free range organic eggs compare badly to real farm eggs.

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