I love gardening. Obviously not the bit where you’re digging trenches for potatoes in the lashing rain or where you’re beating the mower into submission for the first cut of the season. But the bit where you remember you grow rhubarb. You know the scene. You’re walking around the garden, cursing the spring weather, it’s too cold still, there’s not been enough rain. But lo! I can still grow rhubarb and there it is in all it’s leafy glory. Boy […]
Veal. Not a meat we british eat very often, but why not? It’s tasty and more often than not comes already prepared in thin little schnitzel-like pieces. Failing that you could always use pork, but the key is the thinness of the meat. Too thick and you end up cooking it too long and the breadcrumbs get all burnt. If you do find yourself having to bash thin a piece of meat, the trick is to sandwich it between 2 […]
I do love a butchers that has a queue out the door. Chapman’s in Baldock is always busy, the butchers are always cheerful and you invariably come out with a big bag of meaty goodies to pop in the freezer. They have a slight South African flavour so if you like biltong & boerewors it’s the place to go. These little sosaties take a few minutes under the grill then they’re good to go. Top tip for vegetarians – keep your head […]
Ok I do have a tiny confession. I didn’t make these chocolates. No! I hear you say. We bought them on a nice ambly shopping trip into Hitchin from The Cake Hole. They were so pretty we had to take photos which I share with you. Enjoy! © Sarah-Jane and Stephen Lewis. All rights reserved.
As soon as the good weather starts I want to cook things that are vivid in colour and full of sunshiny goodness. The mood changes from things that are rammed in the oven and baked for an hour; to veggies that are barely steamed or griddled. I also think there should be some sort of rule, or even law, that these should be accompanied by an alcoholic beverage also created from long days in the sun. So griddled asparagus with […]
I thought about it. I weighed up the pros and cons. I looked at brochures and checked user reviews. Yes finally I caved and bought a food processor. Did I have room for it? Well, not really but it’s here anyway nestled between the coffee maker and the KitchenAid. Unfortunately hubbys pineapple corer get demoted to the cupboard of doom to make way for the box of accessories. Ah well, life is hard. Anyway to test the beastie I made salsa […]