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

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Recipe Boxes

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September 3, 2016

Here's the thing: I can cook, and cook well, but left to my own devices, I tend to get in a rut - even that rut will start out healthy, but soon declines with my enthusiasm. That's largely how this blog started!
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The Great British Cheese Company

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June 27, 2015

Now, I like cheese. However, I'm not usually a fan of adulterated cheeses - you can keep your white Stilton with cranberries, or Wensleydale with apricots, or whatever the latest way to ruin a good cheese is. I like my cheese to taste of cheese, and nothing else. Having said that, I was pleasantly...
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BBQ & Butchery

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June 20, 2015
BBQ & Butchery

One of the issues of trying to cook American style BBQ in the UK, is getting the right cuts of meat.

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Butcher Recommendations

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November 3, 2014

Over on the British BBQ Society Forums, they have been compiling a list of BBQ-friendly butchers; which has since been converted into a Google Maps listing.

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Pellet Costs

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November 2, 2014
Pellet Costs

The grill that I use mainly is a Traeger Lil Tex Pellet Grill. It uses wood pellets as both a fuel and smoke source. The pellets are similar to those used for biofuel boilers, but need to be made from clean wood, with no bark or sweepings, and manufactured using food-grade (i.e. vegetable) lubricants,...
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Sweetener Free Drinks

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July 20, 2014
Sweetener Free Drinks

Last month I posted about trying to find a brand of lemonade that didn't contain artificial sweeteners. To my surprise I found that even the non-diet versions contained both sugar and sweeteners.

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Moor Farm Meats – visit to the farm shop

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June 26, 2014

I mentioned Moor Farm Meats the other day. I went out for a drive to day and found it - it's fair to say that it's not a place you would find unless you were looking for it.

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Moor Farm Meats

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June 20, 2014
Moor Farm Meats

One of my major failures in trying to source local produce has been finding a good burger. As I like to BBQ, and burgers are the main fodder for my monthly board-gaming sessions (where I feed anything from 8-16 people), this is not an insignificant part of my monthly food spend, and is something...
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Vegetable Box Schemes – good value?

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October 16, 2013
Vegetable Box Schemes – good value?

I was recently exposed to a minor rant from a friend for mentioning veg box schemes in her presence, as I knew how much of a budget she was on, and that veg box schemes are for "rich w*nkers".

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Simple fruit smoothie

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August 29, 2013
Simple fruit smoothie

For the last few months, my garden has provided enough veg for me, so I stopped my regular fruit and veg delivery from Riverford Organic Farms and replaced it with a fortnightly fruit box. Then, because I liked what it was doing to my diet, I stepped that up to a weekly fruit box.Read More »