Category Archives: food

The Art Of Carrot Cake #food #tategallery

I’m lucky enough to be a member of the Tate Galleries though in these Covidy restricted times it’s months since I could visit. Still, as a member they try and keep us informed and in the loop. In the latest … Continue reading

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Feta, Sweet Potato And Leaves Soda Bread #baking

I must be on something of a roll. Or loaf. When I retired from the law, one promise I made was to even the balance of running the house, given the bulk of it had fallen on the Textiliste’s shoulders … Continue reading

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Dog’s Promise #cooking #food #dog #mincemeatcookies

He said… ‘Time to go home.’ ‘Why?’ ‘Food.’ So we went… The signs were good. The smells even better. But then it all became a bit of a faff… I’m a patient dog. And I like bowl scraping noises, like … Continue reading

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The Rustic Pear Pie #cooking

School lunches – ‘dinners’ as they were known, despite that being a northern affectation – aren’t exactly a memory that creates a glow of nostalgia. I had a particularly bad relationship with the school shepherd’s pie to such an extent … Continue reading

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Cabbages and Kinks #poetry #health

Ok so it’s chard not cabbage but it is green, it’s healthy and full of vitamins and grows easily in our South London micro climate. But I don’t eat enough. Greens. Never really did. The Archaeologist, contrarian that he was, … Continue reading

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Another Millstone – Post Number 200

I will be tied up at the Bloggers Bash this weekend so I thought I should maybe reprise one or two old posts. This one was triggered by being my 200th post and includes a discourse on how to conduct … Continue reading

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Comfort Food #carrotranch #flashfiction

Charli Mills is feeling peckish with her prompt this week May 4, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about comfort food. How can this familiarity influence a story or character? Is it something unusual, … Continue reading

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I know I shouldn’t…. But You Should… #bloggersbash #competition

I love cake. It’s always been my default treat but over the last 6 months I’ve cut down. Not entirely sure why. In part it could be because I recently enjoyed my BIG 6.0 birthday and this was the cake … Continue reading

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A rehabilitation of sorts

If you own a property in the UK or have anything to do with property you will know that this stuff is the worst thing you can find close by. Japanese knotweed is the Lucifer of weeds, the Capo Dei … Continue reading

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Beers and Birds

Dad loved a pint. Bitter not lager. What we today know as real or cask ale not what I grew up understanding to be pisswater, aka keg beer. For a full explanation of the difference, click here. Just know that, … Continue reading

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