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Super Quick Scallops in the Shell

This is only the second time I’ve cooked scallops.  The first time I’ve cooked scallops in their shell.  The method I’ve used today is extremely simple but wow did these taste good!  I know a lot of people aren’t sure what to make of scallops but trust me, if they are cooked well, they are unbelievably tasty. Continue reading Super Quick Scallops in the Shell

Sicilian Inspired Citrus Chicken

Got a chance to barbecue some food today.  So here I have my version of Sicilian Inspired Citrus Chicken.  Very simple but really delicious too.   I am no expert so the instructions provided below are simply for those who wish to give it a go.  I also made a video which you can find by clicking here.  The video was just for fun and provides no instructions.  Continue reading Sicilian Inspired Citrus Chicken

Reverse Sear Steak

Have you ever heard of reverse searing?  No?  Then this is the best thing you’ll learn today.  Yes?  You probably already know everything I’m about to say but by all means, read it anyway.

If like me you love steak, you probably believed you could cook a pretty incredible steak already.  You’re probably right but this method of cooking your steak will definitely take your steak to the next level.  To cook this steak I adopted two new techniques picked up from the incredible community over in the CountryWoodSmoke Facebook group.  Dry brining and reverse sear.  If you are at all interested in BBQ and good food I seriously suggest you go and join that group.  Let’s start with preparing the steak. Continue reading Reverse Sear Steak

“New” Camera. Olympus OM10

So I bought a “new” camera a week or two ago.  The Olympus OM10 35mm camera.  I don’t know how many of you still use 35mm film but I can tell you it isn’t too cheap.  Although the camera itself cost me around £60 (can be much less but I liked this tan version) including delivery – the film and developing of that film is quite expensive.  The 35mm film itself can cost £5 – £7 per roll.  I managed to get a pack of 20 for £10 which is pretty excellent considering.  The developing of this film will cost me £5 per 35mm film if I would like it scanned to a CD.  In the future, I plan to purchase my own film scanner saving me money in the long term.  Film developing would then only cost £2.50 per roll.  Still much more expensive than digital photography.

So why would I choose to use this camera? Continue reading “New” Camera. Olympus OM10

Hang Fire Smokehouse Announce Cookbook Deal!

This isn’t breaking news.  I’m certain that many of you already know but I am still thrilled to share this news with you.  Anybody that has read my blog would know that Hang Fire Smokehouse are incredible.  They were voted ‘Best Street Food’ by the BBC, launched Wales’ first craft soda and obviously cook the most incredible Barbecue food – you should do anything they can to go and eat their food.  However, I realise that this is not always possible and so the announcement that they are releasing their very own cookbook is incredibly exciting.  Now you can cook their food at home!   Continue reading Hang Fire Smokehouse Announce Cookbook Deal!

Abergavenny Food Festival: Full Line up Announced!

This information is being posted a little late but I felt that late is better than never if it means that some of you didn’t know about Abergavenny Food Festival.  Tickets for Abergavenny Food Festival 2015 went on sale of the 1st.  On the 18, 19 and 20th of September the festival will welcome thousands of visitors to Abergavenny to sample the best food and drink the UK has to offer.  In this post I will provide more information about what exactly is install if you have already purchased your tickets or for those how havent purchased a ticket yet – Convince you that this is not something you should miss. Continue reading Abergavenny Food Festival: Full Line up Announced!

New Job, New Discoveries and a Healthier Lifestyle?

I haven’t really posted anything to the blog recently and that is because I have started a new job.  Previously, I had worked in an office environment for around 5 years.  The job allowed me to spend all of my time on the computer and a large proportion of that time could be spent on the blog.  There just wasn’t much work.  There’s nothing necessarily wrong with that but if you don’t go to the gym and keep active it can ruin your health.  I am a perfect example of that.  Combined with the fact I love my food, I can safely say that I don’t lead a healthy lifestyle at the moment.  I hoped that this was something that might start changing. Continue reading New Job, New Discoveries and a Healthier Lifestyle?

Street Food Warehouse Cardiff Confirms Location

 A couple of weeks ago I told you all about a new Street Food Event coming to Cardiff named Street Food Warehouse.  You can read that post here.

Today we can finally reveal the “urban chic warehouse venue” set to house the region’s best caterers and drinks makers to Cardiff for an incredible 12 weeks starting the 3rd of April!  Street Food Warehouse, will be Under the Arms Park – Westgate Street, Cardiff CF10 1NS Continue reading Street Food Warehouse Cardiff Confirms Location

Retro Diner: Abergavenny

Recently, I haven’t posted many reviews to this blog.  For a number of reasons, mainly that I am busy doing the same stuff I do most days and because I usually have to wait until payday before I can afford to eat out.  I have been trying to find more businesses to review from in and around my area.  I hoped to go out last weekend and find something really good.  Something that would excite my readers and although I believe I did find something really brilliant with Elm Tree Pies and The Cherry Tree, it certainly was not Retro Diner.  This is my ‘review’ of Retro Diner in Abergavenny.

This will be the first negative review I have written.  I almost don’t want to post it but for what purpose?  Even the Twitter page says, “Trying everything once and telling you all about it. Good or bad!”.  I would only be doing you a disservice by not telling you about my disappointing experience. Continue reading Retro Diner: Abergavenny

Photography and Food

Photography is a big part of my life. I wouldn’t consider myself a phenomenal photographer but It is something that I thoroughly enjoy.  I grew up photographing anything and everything.  From inanimate objects around the house to salt plains in Tunisia and portraits, there wasn’t much I didn’t photograph.  That changed.
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