MEET PASCAL I’ve known Paschal now for about 2 year (ish) and I’m pretty proud to call the guy a friend. He is an authority on all things strength, fitness and conditioning and if this is something that your into then you should check out his site: www.marathon-crossfit.com. He also a dab hand in… Read More (Guest Blog) How to get a wife in three courses for dummies
The middle of October on the North Coast is an unforgiving place to be, the drizzle is constant, the wind is barbaric and the buzz of the season is gone. The tourists and their sun-screen have long since departed reducing the town to its raw exposed parts – quiet bars and lonely streets, even the… Read More Thai Yellow fish with BBQ Shrimp…not a Reuben
“Good looking Monk Tom , where’s it from” “The sea Rory, you hung over again”? “Smart arse” “It might very well have been Rory – but without its academic history I’ll never know” Tom’s left hook landed square on my jaw preceded by his deft feint – I hit the canvas…..then reached for my wallet… Read More Smart-Arse Monkfish, Artichoke hearts, sun-blushed tomatoes and Couscous
So the one draw back of a kitchen garden going bananas at the minute is the absolute glut of produce – which is great – but I don’t have a family if 40+ starving mouths and I ain’t a huge fan of freezing stuff ( I have funny story about that by the way) so… Read More Beet these………….
I watched a chef I worked with pour tonic water over a pork belly because it was his ‘secret method’ for ensuring crispy crackling, I talked to a home cook about 2 months ago who told me she took her Nicky Clarke hair dryer to the skin just before roasting.. In both cases I was… Read More Pork Belly with Fennel and Thyme