I’ve been doing my regular post for Francoise Murat’s newsletter for a while now but recently I was asked to do a guest post for fellow blogger Jo,of Jo’s Kitchen,whilst she was away. So I thought why not its always fun to do a bit of writing elsewhere.
Here’s what I came up with for her….
With monotonous regularity someone somewhere will go on about how an education system founded in “the 3 Rs” is just what we need to get back to basics and raise standards. Its always worried me a little that these three R’s [...]
Continue reading Threes P’s Risotto and guest posting
I’ve been a bit remiss on contributing to the Fresh from the Oven challenges of late,I missed out on doing croissants and pizza,both things I really fancied trying. Well i did do the pizza but I forgot to blog in in time,oops!
So this month I got well ahead of myself and made the challenge almost week for the deadline instead of on the day!
The bread we baked was Turkish Pide and the challenge was hosted by Mrs Ergul.
I had a bit of fun with the US measurements getting muddled and almost using a [...]
Continue reading Fresh from the oven:Turkish Pide
Ah yes,another break in the blogging flow. It been nearly four weeks since I posted here and that was after a gap of nearly two weeks. I don’t know how some people manage to keep such a regular flow of posts going. Sometimes the inspiration comes in huge chunks sometimes not,and when it doesn’t well there is no deadline to make you file on time.
I have been doing a few things elsewhere…like over on my various posterous sites where I’ve been posting food and non-food related snippets and also splitting the food and none food into two [...]
Continue reading Its been a while…
Today sees the start of the Real Food Festival at Earl’s Court. A chance for food lovers to wander round a vast aircraft hanger sized space packed with food producers and test their wares. There are lots of delicious sounding goodies on offer. But the best thing to do I think is stop by Rude Health’s stand to hear a roster of food lovers ranting. The ranters and ranteuses are a mixed bag of writers,bloggers and producers. All people impassioned by something food related and prepared to stand on a hay bale and let everyone know it.
This is [...]
Continue reading Ranty rant rant
This article was first published in Francoise Murat &Associates newsletter in March 2010.
Mention cheese and onion and most people think of crisps. My quick Twitter survey revealed answers naming the Walkers brand,the colour of their bags (blue apparently) and even Gary Linekar,the face of Walkers crisps for so long he must surely have earned more from promoting crisps than from playing football and being a pundit. A few people were more inventive suggesting pasties and toasties but for most it was all about the crisps. The reason the crisp flavour works well is that the milky [...]
Continue reading In Season:Cheese and Onion
Even after a year on Twitter I still find the connections you make amazing and surreal at the same time. I guess its true of any kind of networking that if you put effort in and talk to people then you’ll have some great opportunities present themselves. I’ve meet a whole lot of fascinating people,some I’ve only talked to on Twitter so far but plenty I’ve met in the ‘real’world as well. So I’ll be carrying on tweeting (and other online networking) and hoping to meet more.
One opportunity that came up recently was the chance to write [...]
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Its been a while since I’ve taken part in any of the Fresh from the Oven challenges;either I had the time but the recipe didn’t appeal (usually because it was sweet,I don’t really do sweet baking) or the recipe looked great and I was mad busy. When I first looked at this challenge from Jo’s Kitchen my heart sank to my boots,yet another sweet recipe I thought and rolled my eyes. Then I spotted tucked at the bottom that instead of sugary raisiny chocolately sweetness there was an option with cheese. Yes CHEESE one of my ALL [...]
Continue reading Fresh from the Oven:Savoury Kringel