April 15, 2017
Spaghetti carbonara, using fresh home-made noodles and special bacon from JNZ.
I followed the method from Almazan Kitchen which, if you have never seen his videos, displays food porn of the highest quality. I only wish I had the wherewithal to cook in the pristine forest as he does.
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April 13, 2017
Old-fashioned cottage pie. Wonderful comfort food for a damp and cool evening.
April 11, 2017
Lemon ricotta and blueberry pancakes. Mmmmm mmmm.
April 7, 2017
One of the joys of a full English breakfast are Heinz baked beans. At college, beans on toast were the staple supper whenever money was tight (like always). I doubt there is a larder in England that doesn’t have a can or two on a shelf.
I always assumed that the “Beanz Means Heinz” slogan pre-dated me but that is not so; I was in my late teens when Maurice Drake came up with one of the most durable of advertising lines in 1967. I know this now because of an article in the incomparable Creative Review. From the same place I learn that Selfridge’s department store has made the bean can a feature of its displays this spring.
When I first arrived in Canada, it was a grave disappointment to me to find that cans of Heinz beans in North America were not the same as the English beans I grew up with. However, I am glad to say that the original English flavour is now available here, if you know where to look — SuperValu on Commercial, for example.
They are one of life’s simple pleasures.
March 29, 2017
A stack of blueberry and strawberry pancakes. Damn fine way to start the day!
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March 13, 2017
This one is another Chef John special — Crispy Pork Cutlets with Creamy Jalapeno Green Onion and Dill Sauce. It was great, served with baked sweet potatoes and peas with basil.
March 4, 2017
Penne Boscaiola from Serious Eats, which turned out really well!