Welcome to my Food Adventure
To rediscover real food, regain the habit
of cooking from scratch with locally sourced
ingredients, and free myself from the
banality of the supermarket.

How it began.
Member Login
Lost your password?
Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Yearly Archives: 2015

The Christmas Duck

By
1
December 25, 2015

I bought a duck for Christmas, it was oven prepared and looked great. The instructions were to roast it at 180℃ (350℉) for an hour and forty-five minutes. I decided to cook it in my pellet grill at a lower initial temperature - 82℃ (180℉) - to give it some smoke, before turning up...
Read More »

GMG Davy Crockett: Importance of maintenance/cleanup

By
0
December 25, 2015

Damp had got into the pellet hopper. When pellets get damp, they disintegrate into wood dust. That then dries and impacts into a kind of soft wooden cement. After vacuuming out the remaining pellets, I looked at a wood encased auger and sighed.
Read More »

Persevering in 2016

By
0
December 22, 2015

In the New Year, I'm going to make a new effort, reschedule veg deliveries with Riverford and reacquaint myself with the local excellent butcher. Not to mention getting the vegetable garden going again.
Read More »

Food Adventure Facebook Group

By
0
December 20, 2015

So that is what the Food Adventure Facebook Group has been created for. Anyone interested in what we are writing can join it, and be informed of when new stuff appears on the website. It's as simple as that.
Read More »

New Toy: Lavazza Favola Plus Coffee Pod Machine

By
3
October 26, 2015

Over the past few months, my Modo Mio pod coffee machine developed a leak. Not a “water all over the place” leak, but a creeping “more water leaking into the drip tray than through the coffee pod” thing. This started off being simply a chore, that I had to empty the drip tray more...
Read More »

Beef Short Ribs @ Waitrose

By
0
September 20, 2015

I’m not a fan of ribs, or anything requiring me to gnaw a bone; but I make an exception to beef short ribs (mainly because I remove the meat off the bone before serving). Someone has pointed out that Waitrose are now stocking these. Well worth giving a try. Obviously, I will be slow-smoking...
Read More »

BattleBox

By
0
September 13, 2015

If I hadn’t decided to invest in wood pellet grilling, I’d be all over these guys. They are Alan Low & Charlie Langridge, BBQ experts and competitors, who formed BattleBox to bring good BBQ kit to the UK and Europe. A couple of years ago, I would have killed for a BBQ Guru, allowing...
Read More »

Holidaying with the GMG Davy Crockett

By
1
September 3, 2015
Holidaying with the GMG Davy Crockett

I got back from a great holiday in Devon (England) a few days ago. 9 adults and 5 children in 4 cottages. This holiday had been planned since last year, so when I bought my Davy Crockett pellet grill in December, the folk immediately commented “A portable grill? You are taking it down to...
Read More »

Steak – Reverse Seared

By
0
August 15, 2015
Searing the Steak

I’ve recently been experimenting with cooking steaks using the Reverse Sear method. Common wisdom on cooking steaks on a grill is to put the steaks on a hot grill, until the outside is seared, then either turn down the heat or move the steak to a cooler spot to cook the steak through. The...
Read More »

Sous Vide Pastrami Experiment

By
4
July 1, 2015
Sous Vide Pastrami Experiment

So, following on from the butchery of my brisket 4 days ago, I placed two pieces in a wet brine – one a nice lump of meat, and the other a little more ragged. Today, after 4 days, I took them out, rinsed off the brine and gave them a wipe down. I then...
Read More »



Featured