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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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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On Tour – Windsor
Nov10

On Tour – Windsor

Thai Square, Windsor, 29 Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PR, England. Simply Superb Having booked ourselves into Windsor for my wife’s birthday weekend we were keen to try the Thai Square as we reside in rural Somerset and good Thai restaurants are few and far between. I telephoned on Thursday evening for a reservation on Friday evening as the Website showed no availability, and immediately secured a table. We arrived for our...

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