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The First Cuckoo

Its often said that one of the first signs of spring is hearing a cuckoo, which I suppose depends upon where you live, whereas in our world the first sign of spring is the first day  we light the bread … Continue reading

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An ingredient too far. We try it.

 A couple of weeks ago a colleague of my daughters mentioned that she had been served at a hotel Smoked Butter, and how she had enjoyed it. When I first heard about it I was sceptical and I could see … Continue reading

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Is this an ingredient too far?

This weekend is a holiday weekend when I get an extra day to play and I think its time to fire up the smoker. If you have never read my blog before I built a smoker in the back garden … Continue reading

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Finally the video

Sometimes real life just gets in the way of having fun and that’s certainly been the case here. The oven was built and tested August, and I am delighted to say its been well used since. The downside of it is to fire … Continue reading

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Is there a food God?

Every home cook will know that when you come to basic ingredients whatever you make at home, there is a factory made version, and its a balancing act as to wether its worth the effort making. A classic example of this … Continue reading

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How to make Bacon taste better

It was a quiet Sunday morning, no one wants me, and therefore I have a chance to play. Now it happens I have been watching the Hairy Bikers new series, not quite sure how I can describe them if you haven’t … Continue reading

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How to Keep a Man Happy

For the last few weeks I have been building a bread oven, not to be confused with a pizza oven, in my back garden.Previous posts have chronicled the trials and tribulations, although if I am honest it wasn’t difficult but … Continue reading

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