Dog (and Human) Friendly Beef Stew

March 17, 2022 Chris Malme 2

I’ve been feeding my dog on Butternut Box for a long time, which is basically batch cooked stew (beef, lamb, pork, chicken or fish) from human-grade ingredients. It looks appetising, although I have never brought myself to try it, and Katie loves it.

Now I have retired, and have the time and inclination to cook more, I thought I might see if I can do something similar myself – batch cooking once a week, and sneaking a portion for my own tea.

Pork Stir Fry

March 15, 2022 Chris Malme 0

I’m using the Ninja Foodi for more and more of my meals, which means I am having to rearrange recipes to suit the one pot cooking. It is actually easier than it might seem. This is adapted from a stir-fry recipe by Mindful Chef.

Quick Spring Planting

January 27, 2022 Chris Malme 0

Further to my last post; of course, having my veg troughs emptied in May is going to somewhat limit my planting schedule this year. So I have ordered seeds for some quick-growing plants, which I might hope to get into the soil in March and harvest by the beginning of May.

All change for 2022!

January 27, 2022 Chris Malme 0

In May, I have some gardening help booked in to arrive, with two major jobs to do. One is relaying my front lawn, which is totally disgusting. The other major job they are doing is topping up the gravel around my vegetable area, and digging out my vegetable troughs. But I am also thinking of rearranging them.

Inkbird IBBQ-4BW Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Barbecue Thermometer

August 7, 2021 Chris Malme 0

Belatedly writing about this device, which I bought at the end of May.

As mentioned in my review of my new LG Legacy 1200 grill, the one thing I wasn’t impressed with was the android app.

I already had an Inkbird Bluetooth Thermometer, but the distance from my BBQ area and the house makes that not ideal for Bluetooth, although I liked the device itself. So I took the opportunity to pass that on to a friend, and splashed out on the newer WiFi & Bluetooth version.

St Louis Ribs

June 30, 2021 Chris Malme 0

So I had this rack of St Louis Ribs that needed to be used, and couldn’t be frozen, as they had already been frozen by the supplier, and defrosted in transit. I am not a huge fan of pork ribs – they strike me as fiddly and a lot of work for a very low reward, given how much meat you get off them. Having said that, I didn’t want to waste them, and I know other people like them, so I thought I would get some practice in.