Eat well - travel often

Month: September 2013

Quick apple and cherry pie for pudding

Quick apple and cherry pie for pudding

Wanted a quick pudding tonight and one that was not expensive. I was given some cooking apples last weekend and at the recent Cake and Bake show there was some Bonne Maman fruit being given out.   Tonight I got some ready made puff pastry […]

Rachel’s Organic Rice Pudding

Rachel’s Organic Rice Pudding

Usual dilemma tonight – what to have for pudding! Now I make great rice pudding (I use a recipe given to me by a Greek girl I worked with many years ago) but it takes time to make. Sometimes you want something quick and delicious. […]

Judge Cookware – A Stockpot for my Kitchen

Judge Cookware – A Stockpot for my Kitchen

I have lots of pots and pan so when I was asked to choose an item from Judge‘s range of cookware I immediately knew which one I needed. One always needs a good stock pot. There is only myself and Mr R residing in our house […]

A Frugal Kitchen – Market Bargains – Limes and Avacados

A Frugal Kitchen – Market Bargains – Limes and Avacados

I was in London yesterday at an event near Leicester Square and had another appointment up near Oxford Circus.  I had loads of time between so I decided to walk and have a look around some of the places I used to visit when I […]

Donald Russell – Royal Warrant Holding Butchers

Donald Russell – Royal Warrant Holding Butchers

You have never tasted better steak delivered to your door! That’s what the advert for Donald Russell, Royal Warrant holding butcher claims. Is it true? Lets find out. They sent me the pack you see advertised inside magazines. Those little A5 pieces of paper promising […]

Blackberry Vodka

Blackberry Vodka

This summer has seen the most amazing and prolific wild blackberry yield I have ever known! On my allotment we have had blackberries that are sweet, deep black and incredibly fragrant. Sparkly and suculent like black jewels just waiting to be picked and turned into amazing […]

Miller & Carter Brookmans Park – restaurant review

Miller & Carter Brookmans Park – restaurant review

I have been to a Miller & Carter restaurant before at their Wheathampstead restaurant and have always had a fantastic meal.   I was therefore more than happy to accept an invitation to review their new opening in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire. I was originally going […]

Rose Veal Schnitzel and Spatzle – A Blast from My Past

Rose Veal Schnitzel and Spatzle – A Blast from My Past

Brookfield Farm, veal producers of sustainably farmed veal sent me a package of their products to try at home. For the first meal I decided to make using the veal I was sent from them I wanted to cook something I had not had for years […]

A very frugal but delicious dinner!

A very frugal but delicious dinner!

It has been in the press recently how difficult it is to make a substantial and delicious meal on a very limited budget.  It is true it can be difficult and a bit time consuming but it is very rewarding to stick at it. I […]

The Lake District Dairy Co Quark – a blogger challenge

The Lake District Dairy Co Quark – a blogger challenge

A recent challenge was put to bloggers to come up with a great recipe to finish off summer with The Lake District Dairy Co. You needed to use their 0% fat Quark which is rich and creamy and without the fat.  It is also higher in […]

Summer Flowers from Trudeau

Summer Flowers from Trudeau

Sometimes you need something a little cute in your life and these bottle stoppers fit the bill nicely.  They are from Trudeau and a little chuckle to your next bottle of wine.   They are designed to fit all bottle and they delay the oxidation […]