The first barbecue of the year and allotment time

It was a lovely weekend, finally warm again and it was time for the first barbecue of the year! I had some friends over and we decided to make a mini meat feast. We bought pork, lamb, chicken, bacon (if you haven’t barbecued bacon I recommend it!) and sausages from my local butcher. For the … Continue reading

The hot Italian sun and spring in the air!

I just read an article about something called the one hundred mile diet. I had never heard about it before, it comes from the US. In the US they also have restaurants adhering to the diet. So what is it? It is eating foods that has been reared or grown within a one hundred mile … Continue reading

Rhubarb glazed gammon joint and the first wild garlic of the year!

Wild Garlic

Last weekend I wanted something different for the Sunday roast so I picked up a gammon joint for roasting. As it is so salty I thought something sour but sweet would be nice. It usually goes very well with orange but I picked the first rhubarb of the year and wanted to incorporate it with … Continue reading