Melting moments

I always think there is something magical when the snow starts to disappear and the garden stretches itself back into life. The green of the grass that gets totally ignored most of the year looks shockingly vibrant. Even birds seem to have started to sing again. ..it maybe of course that we nolonger have a… Continue reading Melting moments

Hot and spicy pork broth for a cold

Move over Paul Hollywood, Nigel Slater is back in command in the kitchen! We had Nigel’s roast pork , slow roasted with star anise , ginger and stock for Sunday lunch.MWAHHHHHH! Seriously good smell in the house apparently which because of being bunged up with cold I was unable to appreciate. Nigel suggested using the… Continue reading Hot and spicy pork broth for a cold

A very English birthday

Please excuse the radio silence but am suffering from my husband’s ‘man flu’ and so not much cooking /fun in my neck of the woods…so a blog on a special event…. My father was eighty recently and we had a splendid meal at the most English of English Country house hotels. Think roaring log fires… Continue reading A very English birthday

English Bread and Butter pud and snow

Well it snowed, then it snowed and now its still snowing and not really meant to stop until Wednesday! In the UK we just are not equipped to deal with the white stuff and again the country has ground to a halt. A friend posted this snow plough picture on facebook, now most likely a… Continue reading English Bread and Butter pud and snow

Sudanese coffee on a snowy morning

We have had a light sprinkling of snow in Surrey this morning causing great excitement from a 1 year old who had never recalled seeing it and my nearly 5 year old who was hoping for a school closure! Well having slid our way to and from school a warming cup of coffee was called… Continue reading Sudanese coffee on a snowy morning

1970s, Fanny Craddock and my Mum

Monday- What’s for tea Mum? Paprika Lamb Tuesday -Whats for tea Mum? Paprika Lamb Wednesday – What’s for tea Mum? Paprika Lamb Thursday ……… Long before Masterchef took hold of this country , another competition was doing the rounds called ‘Cook of the Realm’. In 1976 it ended Fanny Craddock’s career in a showdown between… Continue reading 1970s, Fanny Craddock and my Mum