May 2012

The Cock (29 May 2012)

THE COCK near Barcombe is the friendliest pub. I asked for all me salad bits plus. The plus was delicious wilted broccoli, if you can wilt a tree, perfectly cooked asparagus and creamy pale avocados. I put my headphones in...

Vanilla Black (28 May 2012)

One piece of Salmon. 8 minutes fried in smoked-kipper-butter. VANILLA BLACK , the veggie restaurant make it. A handful of organic kale, high cook for 5 mins. Smoky butter drizzled over everything. And there we are....

jennifers Joyful snack for Mr. Jennings (22 May 2012)

Mr. Jennings I accept your challenge. Peel the avvos. Slice the avvos. Cut the spinach into thin strips. Chop the tomatoes into little cubes. Add tiny shards of cucumber. Add delicate little moons of red onion. Toss em all in...

Asparagasoup (21 May 2012)

Stopped off at the asparagus farm. They have had a rotten yield what with no rain, too much rain, frost and blustery winds. I bought a tall bag of asparagus that had already been tailed. A punnet of strawberries. A...

Chocolat (19 May 2012)

When the cats away the mice gets all upset and twitchy and wonders, sometimes, what's the point of cooking at all if you are sitting alone at the table. However, trips into town can make up for the quietest cottage...

Dr. Spirtle (15 May 2012)

The orchard is beckoning. I fear all the blossom has been scattered from the interminable wind and rain. I wanted to pick handfuls of wild garlic but the clouds glowered in extremis. So I poured some of Flannigans organic oats...

May 12th (12 May 2012)

Nibbled on nuts - wasabi style. Crunched on coleslaw - New York style. Suppered on steamed salmon with lemon slices and rosemary from the garden. Soon I'll I take my seat for THE BRIDGE essential Saturday night viewing with the...

Utterly Butterly (11 May 2012)

Mouse melons for June: Melothria scabra, or Mexican sour gherkin or cucamelon, or go to an Asian suprmarket and grab two handfuls,they are like little cucumbers and eat, they work great cooked or raw. They crunch when you bite into...

Ochre James Bond style. (10 May 2012)

A handful of ochre. Slice em after topping and tailing them. Yes I know it can be slimy but who cares? Heat up your little frying up, heat it till its hot, nothing in it, just a naked flame under...

Mung bean magic ( 9 May 2012)

Take 400 somethings of mung beans. Put em in the pressure cooker. Bring em to the steam. Turn off the pressure cooker. Let the steam die down. Open the lid. And there you have a pan full of soft green...

Squirrel paté ( 6 May 2012)

I know I slept with a smile on my face. The reason? The old git had come home and we had had a really relaxing evening. However, the perils of living 48 miles away from work, meant I woke at...

00.00 ( 3 May 2012)

The cottage is very quiet. The only sound is the clock ticking behind me. The smell of beeswax furniture polish lingers in the air, I polished the piano. Mr.Crouch, our piano tuner, came with his box of tricks , put...

Well done dawter ( 1 May 2012)

Wettest April since records began eh? My little car braved the wind and the rain as I scuttled back and forth between London and home. This week has been nuts.... The Dawter played her first acoustic gig at The Phoenix...

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