For years, those words, banded about from about mid-June terrified me. I admit that I did not enjoy school; I was classic bully fodder and suffered terribly. Now, Master A is about to start secondary school; luckily he takes after Mr D and is very popular albeit a little geeky around the edges and after … Continue reading Back to school, foodie festivals….and sticky buns!
Allegedly the most important meal of the day; and I am inclined to agree. Until I eat breakfast I just can't concentrate properly - I have read a great deal on breakfast, researched 'breakfast' throughout the world, looked in to history it it - and became rather fascinated about it's changing role in our society.Breakfast … Continue reading In search of breakfast…
I am an Autumnophile (if there is such a word). I get terribly excited in about July and wait for that change in the air which denotes the beginning of the new season and having become extremely sensitive to this natural phenomenon I can state that Autumn does begin in August, usually when I'm in … Continue reading Is it Autumn yet?….
So, during the last couple of weeks we've seen many articles about the consumption of processed meat and its relationship to cancer. My father is currently winning in the battle against colon cancer, so over the past year I have read through an extremely long list of articles, books, blogs and posts regarding the … Continue reading Breaking the fast….
I had a relatively unusual childhood. As the product of musician parents I spent a good deal of time with grandparents and my love of food and cookery lies very much in the hands of my Grandmothers. My paternal grandmother was from the Welsh Valleys; she was from a rather poor family who … Continue reading Proustian Thoughts…
I think, on this cold and damp autumn day, that I should spend a few minutes extolling the virtues of offal. Once very much on the British menu it became a no go area due to health scares and the increasing availability of cheap prime cuts, from intensively farmed animals. Now there is a little … Continue reading Offally Good for the Autumn
The squash family are very much in season at the moment; whether it be the familiar Butternut, the inelegant Onion Squash, the Turk's Turban or the versatile Spaghetti Squash - and those are just a few - squash is both nutritious and surprisingly tasty and for those low-carb devotees contains only 8g per 100g. … Continue reading In praise of Squash