Category Archives: September

Cookbook : Leon Baking & Puddings : Spelt and Walnut Loaf , Damson Parfait

Another cookbook to kick my cooking muscles back into gear this time for Leon restaurants the takeout restaurants tick all my boxes  with a focus on sunstainability and seasonally . Leon restaurants don’t exit outside London which is really unfair … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Meals, Season, September, Vegetarian, Wild Food | 4 Comments

Spaghetti Marrow and Tomato Curry.

It feels like every time I post about my vegebox I am complaining about the latest vegetable descending on me. ( Remember the Turnips) I promise I do love my vegebox  but seriously how can I be upbeat about Marrow … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Cheese, Events and Festival, Meals, Season, September | 1 Comment

Wild Mallard Roasted with Rosehip Syrup and Chilli

Last weekend at the East Midlands Food Fair held annually at Melton Mowbray. I was really excited to see a game stall ,Shaw Meats you cannot get more autumnal than seasonal game , pheasants, partridge not to mention, rabbits & … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Duck, Meals, Meat, October, September | Leave a comment

Stichelton,Cote Hill Blue, Damson Cheese and Lincolnshire Plum Bread

Last year at  the East Midlands Food Festival I discovered some lovely new regional cheeses ; Sparkenhoe and Lincolnshire Poacher, both have become regular favourites. So of course at the  Nottingham Food Festival I wanted to try something new so … Continue reading

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Jerk Pulled Pork

This was my first attempt at making a pulled pork, so I was instinctively working out a way of cooking rather than following a recipe. In the end it was incredibly simple; slow cooking followed by roasting leaves moist tender … Continue reading

Posted in August, Autumn, BBQ, Meals, Meat, Pork, September, Summer, Wraps and Rolls | 9 Comments

Blackberry Bakewell

I think this will be the last blackberry post of the season, it’s been a fantastic crop this year,  fat and juicy from all the rain .The last bag of blackberries got  squashed under a hundred weight of sloes, which … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Meals, September, Vegetarian | 5 Comments

Stilton and Green Tomato Chutney “Jucy Lucy” Burgers

One of the secrets most food bloggers learn pretty quickly is if you are cooking something that if you suspect might not photograph well in it’s final presentation e.g brown stew , then take plenty of pictures of the preparation … Continue reading

Posted in BBQ, Meals, Pork, Season, September | 6 Comments

Blackberry Mousse

The Blackberry season came very early this year , I started gathering them at the end of July.  According to tradition/Wikipaedia blackberries should not be picked after Michaelmas (29 September) as the devil has claimed them, leaving a mark on … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Desserts, Cakes and Biscuits, September, Wild Food | 1 Comment

BBQ Pork Ribs with Fried Green Tomatoes and Corn

It’s been a very trying summer, too much rain has meant little chance to BBQ ( at least since the Indirect Heat BBQ Fest of June) This weekend was predicted to be dry, so we broke out the Weber to … Continue reading

Posted in BBQ, Meals, Pork, Season, September | 9 Comments

Slow Cooked Spiced Lamb Shanks with Dates

This was a definite result a sticky brown sauce  from dates and caramalised onions  and the meat from the shanks falls off the bone . Lovely with mashed potatoes or some fluffy cous cous. Slow Cooked Spiced Lamb Shanks with … Continue reading

Posted in Autumn, Lamb, September | 8 Comments