Beef · Cooking · Food & Drink

A love letter to all the butchers I have known…

Throughout our lives we may move around but wherever we live there are hopefully things we remember with fondness – maybe it’s a friendly bunch of neighbours, the local pub that keeps superb ale, that place on the corner that makes sensational sandwiches or a take-away where your order is placed before you’re through the… Continue reading A love letter to all the butchers I have known…

Baking · Cooking · Food & Drink · Food & Drink Day

An excuse for pizza (if any was needed)…

In my latest attempt to cook my way through the food days that are scattered across the year, I took on National Pizza Day – yes, there is such a thing, who’d have thought! I love a pizza – what’s not to love about a crispy thin base, a rich sweet tomato sauce (with a hint… Continue reading An excuse for pizza (if any was needed)…

Country life · Countryside · Dog walks · Nature · Norfolk

A February morning on the farm…

As February gathers momentum we’ve had some wet and windy mornings but we’ve also had some frosty, misty and bright mornings. These are the mornings when going outside isn’t a chore. The air is still, the sky is full of optimism and the ground is crispy and crunchy underfoot. And, it’s not just me that… Continue reading A February morning on the farm…

Beef · Cooking · Food & Drink · Food & Drink Day

British Yorkshire Pudding Day…

I recently started looking into our national and international food and drink days – there are many. It came about in January when friends from South Africa were visiting. On the Sunday of their stay they wanted to eat roast beef and Yorkshire puddings in an English pub. Now, having our own cattle we were… Continue reading British Yorkshire Pudding Day…

Gardening · Kitchen garden · Nature

February, what do you have in store…

On January 1 I always start with good intentions for the year ahead – it always involves being more healthy, more organised and more proactive – but due to a stinking cold and various other factors January has been a bit of a wipe out. It’s for that reason I’m resolving to do all of… Continue reading February, what do you have in store…