Eleanor (Aged 11) 7 Veg – 1 Fruit
Mar07

Eleanor (Aged 11) 7 Veg – 1 Fruit

A slight change for this one as it was Food Tech homework for Eleanor, my 11 year old. Let me make this clear at this stage, this was Eleanor’s work, not mine. The requirement gave a choice: Design a poster for the wall to encourage more students to eat a wider range of fruit and vegetables. Use colour and  illustrations to help make your poster eyecatching.  You could look at the Change for Life 5 a day website. Try...

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Amelia (Aged 10) Shepherd’s Pie
Feb16

Amelia (Aged 10) Shepherd’s Pie

There is something very special about a Shepherd’s Pie on a chilly day, something heart warming, in more ways than one. I often hear people saying something akin to “yes, but have you tried it with beef?”. It’s a common mistake that some people make, my ex-wife once complained to a waiter that her Shepherd’s Pie had lamb in it, we were near the end of our relationship and so I left it unchallenged. For...

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Pork and Beef Chianti Soaked Meatballs
Jan25

Pork and Beef Chianti Soaked Meatballs

I am a firm believer in learning by doing. Too often you may see a recipe and there is a single picture of the finished article, maybe a carefully selected photograph of the one time they made it look perfect. It is all too common for a recipe or recipe blog to be a long list of ingredients followed by a body of text that doesn’t help the individual who is following the recipe know if they are on the right track. That’s...

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Seafood Pasta
Jan08

Seafood Pasta

Living in Italy for 3 years gave me a taste for all things fish, and blending it with a staple diet of freshly made tagliatelle is no bad thing. The most common form of seafood pasta in Italy is a pomodoro (tomato) based sauce, not thick but laden with shellfish whereby you have the work to do at the table, it’s beautiful, don’t get me wrong but very often the subtleness of the fish has been taken over. What follows is...

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Sri Lankan Curried Chicken Pasta
Dec22

Sri Lankan Curried Chicken Pasta

Apologies, this has taken far too long to get to print and now with Christmas upon us you could possibly store this one up, use some of your leftover turkey or wait until the new year; entirely your choice. You can use any shallow pan you have at your disposal, for me, I have a 15″ x 2.5″ paella pan that sits sufficiently over 2 burners, it could potentially create heat-spots if you don’t rotate the pan during the...

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On Tour – Stratford Upon Avon
Dec15

On Tour – Stratford Upon Avon

Thespians. 26 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EF, England. Excellent service and beautiful food Stratford Upon Avon has almost become a second home for us outside of the South West of the country, we were last here in February but never got around to visiting Thespians; when we returned for a couple of days at the start of the Summer Holidays we vowed to book in advance. Having spent today (our second day) at Hall’s...

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