Poachers sandwich or squished by my arse

This is a really lush sandwich which I first made many years ago. It requires a good loaf, I chose a cheese tiger bread, which I hollowed out slightly. I then cooked rump steak medium rare (if it had been for me it would have been rare so more juices oozed into the bread but […]

Home made arabic chicken, jewelled rice and khobz

This was Sunday lunch today. I had already done a roast yesterday as a different offspring turned up, we have six between us, most have other halves and I am prepared to cook a meal for anything between one and 20 people. I love it. Luckily I am one of six children and often used […]

The Bladebone April 2013

Yay, the new menu is up and the lunch menu includes the pork scratchings with apple sauce, almost a meal in itself (if you are not me), whipped goats’ cheese with black olive, beetroot and balsamic. Also Pigeon with tobacco, watercress and spelt, foie gras with pistachio and granny smith and chicken liver parfait with […]

Jean Christophe Novelli and Snowy

Today wasn’t meant to be such a foody day. Well not like I didn’t plan to eat, I am not completely insane, but I wasn’t intending to do a food piece. Today was the day of the garden and dog show. These aren’t things I normally enjoy, not least because we have a West Highland […]

The Vineyard at Stockcross

I am one happy blogger.  Very kindly the wonderful chef Daniel Galmiche agreed to be interviewed for my radio programme, Leila’s Local Larder on Kennet Radio (on the internet).  What I am discovering is that the very good chefs, those who have a special talent and quality, are ,without exception, incredibly passionate about their food […]

Thank you White Hart

Oh what a delicious delight. My mother was in Kintbury doing some holy thing with monks and we rescued her to take her for a decent meal near by. The White Hart in Hampstead Marshall is just superb. It is fast becoming my favourite work pub in that is very near my work, West Berkshire […]