"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need" — Marcus Tullius Cicero

"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato" -  Lewis Grizzard

Cooking Highlights

My favourite dishes and photos since starting my blog.

Food fact friday

Worcestershire sauce is made from anchovies that have been left to ferment for around 18 months. The rest of the ingredients are added after this.

Food Fact Friday

The Aztecs called Tomatoes ‘xitomatl’ which means 'plump thing with a navel' while the Nahuas called it ‘tomatl’ which literally means "the swelling fruit". It is where the Europeans derived the name "tomato".

Europe Needs to Half Its Beef Consumption in Order to Meet Its Climate Change Goals – VICE

This is an interesting article, reading a lot about the impact of meat production and climate change at the moment. So far fully in the camp of agreeing with this article.  https://apple.news/A_zPQA16CMUKUFMsdZZHRPw What do you think? Does anyone disagree with this? 

Unrelated but a little proud of myself

I have wanted to get another hobby, I play a lot of video games in the evening when the kids have gone to bed. I wanted something that I could do instead. I recently watched Bob Ross on Netflix and got inspired. I have bought some paints and stuff but not started on them yet. [...]

Duck a’lorange with an Asian twist

The duck and the Sauce saved this dish. Unfortunately for me the sauce got lost in all the rice and greens. Also I thought the greens would have more flavour having been cooked in the duck fat. We still liked it and both happily finished our plates. However I think, for me I would tweak [...]

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in" — Greek proverb


So the dishes you see me posting at the moment are not my own creation. They are from a company called HelloFresh. I am not here to sell the virtues of HelloFresh to you. But although I am cooking the food, I have to give them full credit as they do an amazing job at [...]