Gardening · Norfolk

Gardening for the sheer joy of it…

The fact that I love gardening is probably not a shock to many people. So, earlier in the year I decided to join the Norfolk & Norwich Horticultural Society – to gain more gardening knowledge and to take part in their seasonal shows. Being a newbie I hadn’t been to any of the society’s talks or… Continue reading Gardening for the sheer joy of it…

Cattle · Farm life

The cows head outside for summer…

This week felt a long time coming, but it eventually arrived. It was the joyous week when the cows were moved outside for the summer, and this year, it was a little later than usual. Later, because the grass decided it wasn’t too keen on growing. It wasn’t wet enough and there weren’t enough nutrients in… Continue reading The cows head outside for summer…

Beef · Cattle · Cooking · Food & Drink · Great British Beef Week · Rhubarb

Great British Beef Week – steak and ale pie

To mark this year’s Great British Beef Week I decided to cook a different dish using our own beef each night. As Sunday marked the last day I decided a slow-cooked dish packed full of flavour was needed, so I plumped for steak and ale pie. When I was planning my week of menus last weekend… Continue reading Great British Beef Week – steak and ale pie

Beef · Cattle · Cooking · Food & Drink · Great British Beef Week

Great British Beef Week – Homemade burgers

When I was talking to the other half about what dishes he might fancy in our week of eating beef, he was pretty keen on making burgers. If you’ve missed my previous posts this week – it’s Great British Beef Week and each night this week I’m cooking a different dish using our own beef.… Continue reading Great British Beef Week – Homemade burgers

Beef · Cattle · Cooking · Food & Drink · Great British Beef Week

Great British Beef Week – Japanese style steak

Every night this week I am cooking a different dish using our own beef to mark Great British Beef Week – except tonight. Each month our local Japanese restaurant, Momiji, hosts a sushi week and more often than not we’ll be there with bells on. The food is sublime, the service is wonderfully friendly and… Continue reading Great British Beef Week – Japanese style steak

Beef · Cattle · Food & Drink · Great British Beef Week

Great British Beef Week – beef stuffed cabbage rolls

This week is Great British Beef Week and to mark the event I am cooking a different dish every night using our own beef. Last night it was beef bourguignonne and tonight it’s beef stuffed cabbage rolls – it’s a new dish to me and one which may sound dubious to some but I have high hopes for it.… Continue reading Great British Beef Week – beef stuffed cabbage rolls

Beef · Cattle · Food & Drink · Great British Beef Week

Great British Beef Week…

Today marks the start of Great British Beef Week, an event which champions British beef. Started by Ladies in Beef – a group of more than 150 farmers who aim to promote the British beef industry – it encourages people to eat beef as part of a balanced and healthy diet. As a keeper of cattle,… Continue reading Great British Beef Week…

Cooking · Food & Drink

Can we talk about quiche, not just any quiche – this is Heston’s quiche…

Quiches are funny things aren’t they, I mean they can either be wonderful or a soggy mess. For me, quiches are reminiscent of good times – of picnics, of summer salads, those warm nights spent eating outside, of homemade loveliness using rich-yoked eggs laid by your own hens. The quiche is a quintessential French pastry –… Continue reading Can we talk about quiche, not just any quiche – this is Heston’s quiche…