Monday, September 15, 2014

Penny Bun Mushroom - AKA Cep, Porcini

cepthumb.jpgThe Penny Bun Mushroom (also known as Cep or Porcini) is possibly the most highly sought wild mushroom - I've picked it many times in the past, but for some reason, haven't written about it here, until now.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Foxtail Millet

foxtailmilletthumb.jpgSeptember 2014 - On a footpath through the middle of a cornfield, I grabbed a random ear of grass from the field margin and noticed that the seeds were quite large - which made me wonder if they could be harvested and eaten.

The grass turned out to be Foxtail Millet.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Duck Fat Cookies

duckfatcookiesthumb.jpgAugust 2014 - a bit of an experiment that I have been wondering about for a while - what happens if you make chocolate chip cookies using duck fat instead of butter?

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Pavlova Pops

pavlovapopsthumb.JPGThis is a bit of an experiment to see if it's possible to make Pavlova in bite-sized form, on a stick.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

The All Meat Pie And The Inside Out Pie

allmeatpiethumb.jpgCombining two of my favourite things: inventing stuff, and pies.

Here is a pie made completely from meat - even the crust! It's the All Meat Pie.

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Three Cornered Leek - Invasion Of The Pickled Onions

May 2014 - I have the dubious convenience of having an inexhaustible supply of a wild onion species - Three-Cornered Leek - right on my doorstep.

In fact, it's in my garden - it's everywhere in my garden. This beautiful, but invasive plant wants to take over.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Blue String Pudding

bluestringpuddingthumb.jpgThis is an experimental dessert recipe, inspired by a fond childhood memory of The Clangers.

The Clangers were pink, mouse-like aliens that starred in a stop-motion animated series in the late 1960s to early 1970s - one of the foods they loved to eat was called Blue String Pudding.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bacon-topped Lardy Cake

lardycakethumb.jpgThis is a recipe for Lardy Cake, with a difference - it's topped with a crunchy mix of sugar and crispy, salty bacon.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Steak And Kidney Pie

steakandkidneypiethumb.jpgFebruary 2014 - I love pies, and the very best of pies (in my opinion) is a Steak and Kidney pie.

Here's how I make the perfect, rich, meaty filling for this, the King of Pies!

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Pick And Mix Soup

pickandmixsoupthumb.jpgMaking your own soup to take to work for lunch is a great way to save money and maintain a healthy diet.

But making it in bulk means monotony, doesn't it? Not with this scheme - you can cook once, in bulk, then eat dozens of different varieties of soup.

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