Archive | August, 2012

Part two of the Ham Hock

As promised here is my 2nd meal from the Ham Hock I slow roasted. This dish is quick easy and so healthy. It can be made using Turkey, Pork, Prawns or just veggie. Ingredients: Egg noodles half a pack for 2 people Green beans Frozen petit pois Spring onions Mushrooms Asparagus tips Carrots 2 Chillies […]

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Breakfast in Boston

It has to be said that if I lived in America I’d be a statistic of the overly large type. The food portions are just as large as the country and contrary to popular belief not entirely unhealthy, the problem lies in the ease of which you can get fast food. We were looking for […]

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Quick kids lunches

We have had to take our daughter out of nursery, shan’t say why, other than she’s a bit spotty and this has caught me some what on the hop with what to do for her lunch today as we’ve just got back from holiday and the cupboards are bare. I have however found some muffins […]

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Corned Beef???

My brother-in-law is a Baker for Greg’s. This in my families eyes is a great job (we’re from the North East) but did you know that in the world of Pasties there is a North South divide? Greg’s in Southend have this week just reintroduced the Corned Beef Pasty. Apparently it’s not a big seller […]

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London Street Food

I am loving the London Street Food craze which is sweeping the city and not just in the East of London. Check out this website/blog which covers all London and has some great food and recommendations.

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Ham Hock with Warm Pea & Bean Salad

This lovely Ham Hock was only £2 from Morrisions and if you follow my recipes you should get 4 meals and also some delicous stock from the bones. I slow roasted my Hock for 7 hours on a low setting with nothing added. Once it’s cooked it should fall off the bones easily. for the […]

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Congratulations to Jen the Chef!

Jen the Chef at etc.venues – Maple House has reached the finals of the CCE/IACC Chef’s Challenge Competition! The finals take part in a couple of months, so good luck Jen and keep up the fantastic work!

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U Tlustych restaurant, Lednice, Czech Republic

We had a lovely dinner on Tuesday evening at the above restaurant. Amazing service with cracking food and unforgettable ‘fresh wine.’ I had a simple main course of chicken stuffed with Czech cheese and smoked ham with potatoes they call americano. To wash that down I did drink almost a whole bottle of wine myself […]

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Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

I was making a plain chocolate ice cream with my daughter when i decided to add chillies to it, for a little extra pop, not in hers I might add, she’s only two! The recipe is very basic & anyone can make it with an ice cream maker. Once you’ve tried this you’ll want to […]

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More on the Mushrooms

Continuting the story of the mushrooms as promised here are some more pictures from the farm day out and also the link to the suppliers of the mushrooms who are about to start selling them on line so everyone can enjoy them. Smithy Mushrooms. If you are passionate about mushrooms you’ll love these pics.

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