Category Archives: food

Food, Not So Glorious..

I really enjoy cooking and baking though sometimes it doesn’t like me. Yesterday I tried an apple cardamom and pinenut traybake. This…. Became this. A nice taste but too much apple for it to hold together. Today for dinner the … Continue reading

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Summer Eats

It’s summer and that means… summer pudding. If you don’t know this dish then you’re missing out. And apart from a cheeky bacon sarnie it really is the only use to which a cheap white sliced loaf can be put … Continue reading

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Sucking Lemons And Other Cake Options

I had polenta and ground almonds and a box of lemons. So I made a cake. Lemon cakes come in many forms but the only good ones involve being soaked with a lemon syrup after baking… This one ticks those … Continue reading

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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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