Category Archives: Food

Pie Season 2018-19: Mid-Season Reflections

A solid start. I think that’s fair to say. Four main bakes into the new season, with the pace and tone set straight from the off, with the Pie Season Classic of Beef in Blue Moon. Two subsequent turnouts both … Continue reading

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Shredding

Shredding cabbages on Monday. This is not the start of a Craig David follow-up, but is the starting of this year’s sauerkraut. To regular readers of this blog (doing a wave!) it’ll be known that I started with the fermenty … Continue reading

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Sourdough Bread with INKY CONDITIONS…!

Ah! when your making-worlds collide…! Too much fun.

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Pie Season – Your Questions Answered

You know, a lot of people ask me – I mean, enough that I would remark on it – well, they ask… What are the start and end dates for Pie Season 2017/18? Thank you. This season began on Sunday … Continue reading

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Rhubarb for the People

I was planning a post about re-joining our local library – and what I found in there – but I’m gonna knock that over into the next one. Because mainly here’s a thing I made called Rhubarb for the People. … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Lightness of Pie Season

(To the tune and the moves of Night Fever) “Pie Season, Pie Sea-sohhhnn…” A nod to the progress of this year’s (2016/17) season. Top row: Poster for our Inaugural Bake, and two shortlisted potential brand identities and designs for the whole … Continue reading

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Starting the Sauerkraut

The first thing you should understand about cabbage in its finely-chopped state, is that it wants to be on the kitchen floor. It has, in common with Tupperware stored in a cupboard, a peculiarly horizontal relationship with gravity. Being aware … Continue reading

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Pie Season: Extra Helpings

Family gathering up North, and I put my hand up to do mains. Four pies on their way real soon; and here’s just a little sneak preview of the cargo. For the record, there was such great pleasure in co-ordinating the … Continue reading

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The Grilled Cheese Sandwich Song

Note: I don’t quite know how the tune goes, but I’m thinking it might work with a Joni-Mitchell-esque kind of flutey-pipey vocal. The last two lines I suspect are a chorus of sorts, with which we can all join in, lustily. … Continue reading

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Babette’s Feast, Briefly

I’m watching Babette’s Feast again [dir. Gabriel Axel, 1987], which is up there as one of my all-times. Thinking a lot these days about that part of the world (forgive me, I’m lumping a whole lot of land and sea … Continue reading

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