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
Yesterday was my first smoke in a while. I’m still quite new to this so every cook is an adventure and I seriously enjoy every moment of it. This time I decided to try smoking a whole turkey breast and some pork ribs. I also cooked some cheesy garlic bread and jacket potatoes as sides. I’m always slightly nervous that I might ruin the meat when I am smoking due to my inexperience but this time I was thrilled with the outcome. Continue reading Smoked Pork Ribs and Turkey Breast.
What charcoal do you use when you barbecue? Whatever you can find in the supermarket? Maybe you’re more bbq savvy and use brands like Big K instead. Have you ever thought about looking for a local producer of charcoal? No? I think you should give it a go and here’s why. Continue reading The Benefits of Good Charcoal: Sweet Green Chilli Pork Shoulders
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
So I fancied cooking something a little different. Something with a little spice. Mexican to be specific. I could have cooked chilli, fajitas or enchiladas but I’ve done that so many times! In the end I decided to try something new and make taquitos! Continue reading Cooking: Taquitos
When cooking – Nothing is better than using the freshest ingredients possible. Most of us don’t have the luxury of homegrown meat, for that you will need to visit a good butcher or fishmonger, but we can grow our own fruit and vegetables. Whether you grow just a small amount in your garden or upgrade to an allotment – for at least a few months of the year, you can enjoy fresh salad, potatoes and almost anything else you feel like growing. Continue reading Growing Your Own
Today I fancied beef burgers and so I made some. I was also in a more experimental mood that usual so decided to try something a little different. At least for me anyway. Whisky! Today I cooked Whisky beef burgers with red onion, red onion chutney and gouda cheese in a brioche bun. Continue reading Cooking: Whisky Beef Burgers with Red Onion Chutney.
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!
I would like to let everybody know that this is their last opportunity to attend a great local event in Monmouth. Tickets are running low and by the sounds of it… This is a great day out for you and your family.
On the 4th of July, television celebrities, award-winning chefs and some of the best food producers from Wales and the South West will come together at Humble by Nature, the working farm owned by Kate Humble, for the very first outdoor family festival, the Big Day Out. Continue reading The Humble by Nature Big Day Out – Monmouth
The team behind Abergavenny Food Festival are working tirelessly to organise an event we can all really enjoy. I am very happy to be given the opportunity to share some of what they have arranged with you, albeit a little late. I believe this year’s event could be the most exciting yet. Enjoyed by many for its celebrity chef demos, incredible exhibitors and diversity – Wales’ biggest and best-loved food festival has given us a sneak peak into what we can expect over the weekend of 18th,19th and 20th of September 2015. I can’t wait! Continue reading Abergavenny Food Festival: Big News!