40 days and 40 nights without Sugar. I’ve just discovered it’s actually 46. Eirene suggested it just before pancake day and I thought – yea, why not? My daughter Sophie was also in for the ride (albeit encouraged by the £20 she could spend on Easter swag incentive we offered) I could do with loosing a few lb’s and cutting… Read more →
Here’s a superb view from the 24th floor of The Fairmont hotel which I got to soak up at a works Christmas party on Friday night. I’ve been over here since around Wednesday. I’ve been on a pretty intense journey of learning and contributing to an ‘Off Site’. The three disciplines of Product, Engineering and UX got together for some… Read more →
Around the third of January, when I started my “blog every day this year” quest, I wrote ” I’ll try and avoid the“Here’s a blog about my lunch” cliché, but I can’t guarantee it’ll be entirely lunch free.”. So far, I’ve done pretty well, but today’s blog (or part of it at least) is going to tell you about what we’ve… Read more →
My good friend Darkus (who incidentally, I’m DJing with later tonight) and I once had a band called Meat Raffle. We had one gig. We both played guitar and we were epic. That’s got nothing to do with this blog post, other than the meat theme. Today’s blog post is about a meat box. Similar to a vegibox – you… Read more →
Very nearly ran out of time to write a my 365 blog entry today but not quite. Just in after a full days work where I had a super nice lunch then de-constructed a project I’m working on. Its almost like I’m doing an engine rebuild and at the moment I’ve got parts and components (grease and all) carefully composed… Read more →
This post is in danger of being the thing I’ve tried to avoid so far with my blog 365 project – a blog about my lunch. Thing is though, I’ve not done a lot other than food today. After a bit of ball wanging for the dog on’t Stray I went to Waitrose for supplies and got a bit carried… Read more →
An old friend and I arranged to meet up for lunch today. We’d planned to meet at The Bull at Broughton, but on arrival, we discovered it doesn’t open Monday’s, so we jumped ship, to the Tempest Arms. We found a quiet corner in front of a crackling log burner and settled in for a pint, a bite and a… Read more →
Some of the National Weeks are hearty, wholesome things that deserve a place on the mantle of our collective culture, like British Pie Week. The pie is deeply engrained in our culinary roots. It deserves to be a National Day, perhaps it should even have a bank holiday in its honour. It deserves to be celebrated. Some National Weeks perhaps don’t have… Read more →
Yes, I imagine that all of the extra public speaking the supermarket and now Ikea bosses have been doing recently over the horse meat in our food scandal has left them feeling a little horse. What gets me is – why hasn’t some bright marketing spark from the food or supermarket industries, turned this into a commercial hit by actively marketing horse meat as a… Read more →
Just before tea time yesterday, the most torrential downpour I’ve seen in years took place. Incredible volume and incredible volumes. Cue ark graphics on a weather chart type proportions. Not to be put off by ‘a bit’ of the wet stuff, a few gents and I from work set out for a curry in Skipton at Aagra. Fantastic curry. Excellent… Read more →
Round at a friends house concluding a challenge we set each other a year or so ago. Mike said his Yorkshire Puddings were better than mine, and I said mine were better than his. The only way to settle this, thought we, much to the general agreement of our families was to cook a roast for each other. I… Read more →
Eirene made a batch of hedgerow jam With freshly picked this morning fruit. Blackberry crabapple rosehip & elderberry to be specific. Bramble jam. Hedge in a jar. Lovely. The blackberries in particular seem to be a bit late this year. Nice thing to do with your Sunday morning.
Last Tuesday I got to do a combo of two of my (many) fave things – eat food and take photos. It’s been a while since I’ve had a photography gig, but I’d volunteered to be involved in this one. We’re doing a recipe book at work that involves Dales inspired food. I wanted Geoffrey Boycottage Pie, it didn’t… Read more →
I just made this pie. It was ace.
Last night we got to eat at the fantastic La Grillade in Leeds. I’d been there out of the random blue last November to take some photos of Alan Bennett (Photo Set | Blog Post). I remember thinking at the time, as I floated around snapping, that it looked like an exceptional eatery. Eirene’s birthday provided the suitable excuse for… Read more →