Monthly Archives: August 2010

Go Jamie Oliver, but don’t stop there

If you’ve ever had the shocking experience of a having a cauliflower waved at you at a checkout while being asked ‘is this a cabbage?’ you’ll know that Jamie Oliver has a point. There’s a problem with food literacy. Surfing … Continue reading

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Ashton Farmers Market

Today was the last Sunday of the Month, which is Farmers Market day at Ashton-under-Lyne. It took us a wee while to find out about Ashton Farmers Market.  Having trundled round some relatively far flung locations, it came as a shock that … Continue reading

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Smokin’

Oooh lots of food type activities this weekend – lots of local food and interesting ideas about sustainability and obesity. For now I’ll report on… The Cheshire Smokehouse It hadn’t occurred to me until I saw an episode of 10 … Continue reading

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In a pickle

I’ve been chopping and stirring most of the afternoon. I was on the phone for a short while, really a short while. I came back to a burning smell 😦 I hate that burning smell, which seems too often to … Continue reading

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Baby steps away from the supermarket

Bit by bit I’m trying to find user freindly alternatives to the supermarket, although the time spent at the allotment has taken a chunk out of the time I might otherwise have spent going to smaller shops.   The rump of … Continue reading

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Sumac

Occasionally you come across a recipe with an entirely unfamiliar ingredient. I had this experience with sumac recently. Fortunately with google to guide me I found that sumac is a middle eastern spice which has been widely used for millenia. … Continue reading

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Breadmakers

I’ve not got a lot of info about the energy efficiency of breadmakers vs. commercial bakers but at first google I was pleased to find that at least one web author reckons they’re not worse. I’m glad about that as … Continue reading

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The Reviewers IQ Test – Have I failed?

This post has been removed. Circumstances have changed. I no longer wish to recommend the restaurant and my complaint about review sites has been addressed.

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Are vegetables vegan?

To get where I’m coming from out of the way first:  I am an omnivore, who was vegetarian (proper vegetarian none of this fish aren’t animals business) for about 20 years and vegan for much shorter periods.  So I’m not … Continue reading

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You try, you don’t always succeed

So today I went down the allotment and tried out not 1 but 3 new dishes.  So I’d hoped to have something interesting to report at the end of the day. What I can report is that there was nothing … Continue reading

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