Gallimaufry Bristol, lovely little plates of yummy food

I have been hassled for some time to try this place by several people, the most persistent being Rachel, my blog inspiring daughter. I was really looking forward to it as it was described as a selection of small plates, my favourite as long as there are a LOT, and each one was described brilliantly […]

Wa flipping hoo!! WBMencap has the best prizes ever for Race Day 4th March 2016 BREBIS!!

Brebis have offered me a chef for ten people to cook in their home, winner provides wine and we will cover fuel. I want this prize! Here are examples of what you could eat. Although for a chance to win you do need to buy a ticket to the most fun day ever, the West […]

Crab and Boar and I am only telling you because I am kind hearted

This is one of those reviews that seems totally pointless. Every where I look I am seeing great reviews of the Crab and Boar, including the national papers. Still, I will give you my humble opinion regardless. Also at some point I will try out one of the rooms and review that. I have heard […]

Newbury Town Council, please let me sit down

I love Newbury Market and could happily spend hours there except for one thing. The stall owners aren’t allowed to have tables and chairs outside. I am thinking in particular of Isidro’s, the ultimate Thai street food stall outside Tescos. I love it but cant stand for too long for medical reasons and would love […]

It’s garden oven building day!!!

Two different lots of ribs in oven along with a marinated leg of lamb to have in wraps, salads in fridge along with a million chicken wings. Long Island Iced Tea on standby, Beers in fridge. Will blog as I go. When I say I this doesnt mean I am doing the manual work, I […]

Michel Roux Jr v Marco Pierre White

Apparently I have caused a little controversy as a result of my blog on the P&O cruise on the Oriana. This, if you remember was a fairly miserable cruise with pretty rubbish food but possibly the worst disappointment was the meal we had to pay extra for, the meal at the Ocean Grill, Marco Pierres […]

What a Husband – a set of copper saucepans, wow!!

This is something I have always wanted, in fact I have my eyes on a set in Hungerford which I am going to try to take one at a time. However today I was presented with a set from my lovely husband as a present. What next? Clean? Season? What are the main advantages?

Scallops and prawns YUM Veggies avoid this post Pescaterians embrace

When Tony is out I muck about cooking things that I fancy and one that I keep coming back to and refining is my scallops and prawns dish. Today I left out the beetroot and introduced wild garlic. onions and smoked bacon lardons in wild garlic butter fresh raw scallops and prawns ready to be […]