I personally find the Christmas standard veg offering rather boring, 'boiled' or 'roasted' (aside from potatoes) seems so unimaginative and it doesn't take much more time to 'pimp' those everyday vegetables up to new heights. I enjoy all veg, I try and stick to seasonal choices, however, aside from the somewhat more exciting spiced red … Continue reading The Pheasant Philosopher’s Christmas Diaries: ‘Vegging’ out at Christmas
Almost twenty-five years ago, my parents bought a large, honey coloured stone village house on the borders of three French departments; the Lot-et-Garonne, The Gers and The Landes. Three departments with extremely different culinary influences yet all exceptional in their own way.My first ever piece of food writing was for my GCSE English coursework portfolio. … Continue reading The Pheasant Philosophises in Gascony: Market Musings
Yesterday saw the launch of The Organic Trade Board's #feedyourhappycampaign. This EU backed initiative aims to encourage people to 'go organic', even if it's only a little bit!I have been a strong supporter of organic produce for many years and try, cost permitting, to use organic produce as much as possible. I think there are … Continue reading My Organic 60/40 #feedyourhappy
The countdown has now officially started and in just under two weeks Abergavenny plays hosts to its internationally renowned food festival, and food festivals have come a long way since they comprised a few stalls of locally produced food, a beer tent and several catering vans. Now, perhaps you would, initially, think twice before … Continue reading Delicious, Inspiring and Fun-Filled! Family Fun @ Abergavenny Food Festival 2017
Two years ago, on Christmas Eve, a relative of mine was in Lidl and witnessed the staff throwing frozen Turkeys into black bags. Where were they going? she inquired. The bin, she was told. They weren't allowed to give them away, they had to be destroyed. The staff were very upset but they were … Continue reading Waste not, want not….