Andrea Leadsom: “farming is a bedrock of the environment”. Err…

New Defra Secretary of State Andrea Leadsom has sent a statement to Farmers Weekly, the farming newspaper. Although the paper has not published the full statement, here are the quotes it uses: “Not… Source: Andrea Leadsom: “farming is a bedrock of the environment”. Err…

Why traditional foods are so important…

They taste better for starters (or main courses) , they look better and are generally better for you! Thats the selfish reasons which, for many of us, is enough. For my mind there are many more benefits the component parts (ingredients)  come from trusted suppliers and from trusted stock, be it cattle, fish or even…

The Spineless Chef !!!

I have just finished another year of open university study, thank goodness! Now I have the summer to master the art of sous vide cooking. We have had great success so far. The difference in the taste of food is out of this world. Steaks are tender, juicy and so flavoursome! I have also cooked…

Sous Vide is the new beginning!

I managed to secure a sous vide water bath this week for the stunning price of £60 instead of  £300, got to love eBay sometimes! Today I cooked cod loin with Siss Chard cooked sous vide, Jersey royal potatoes and an English parsley sause. Amazing results…..flavour overload! The next dish is Asian spiced beef cheek…

Strong grief v new car/

Today we are off to order a new car. This follows the sudden death of my sister in law from cancer. From the day she died we had two weeks of pain and sorrow up until the the funeral. Heart braking to see the pain in her children and the look on her husbands face,…

GREAT NEWS my step-daughter is expecting her 3rd child and found out today its going to be her third boy!! I have been sitting in the sun and carrying on learning and absorbing as much as I can regarding design. Learning software is a necessity in graphic design, so I am tearing apart the xara…

Start of the over due journey

After 51 years I am finally starting a journey that I have always dreamed of! Starting on a long journey to get my degree, trying to get back to doing something after being told I will never work again due to an accident and also being diagnosed as suffering from fibromyalgia, Finally getting my Bobber…