Tag: England

Basics & Tips

Then There Was Cheese!

Have you ever had a thought that keeps popping up every now and again? Well…in my case one of these is “daddy, where does cheese come from?” Or should I say “how did we come to have this wonderful stuff

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Sometimes There’s A Friend

Sometimes we all gripe about Facebook gremlins or having to un-friend someone for some reason or the other.  Of course, there can be situations that arise where we are left unfortunate and unwelcome comments. But we also have a platform at our fingertips

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An English Pub Lunch?

We were in London for a week in 2010 and other than being at Heathrow on previous trips, it was my very first time in England. Me…the English history nut! So, what’s one of the first things you want to

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DEM BONES

It’s the trendy thing these days that’s good for you and I’m not talking kale! It’s… the envelope please “Bone Broth”…that’s right, it all begins with bones roasted then simmered with water, veggies and a bit of apple cider vinegar,

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Fall Vegetables and Sides

Hawksmoor’s Pickled Red Cabbage

A recipe from the Hawksmoor At Home cookbook that’s become a standard fall thing at #5! We are giving this recipe a definite two thumbs up! The restaurant “Hawksmoor” is a London Steakhouse just around the corner from the Guildhall

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The Fat Badger Pub – An English Style Pub

Reviews of local restaurants on this blog are something I don’t usually do, but the arrival of an English style “gastro-pub” or “pub” not far from home, is something we were really looking forward to because of our  great experiences in London!

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To Meat Or Not To Meat?

Ever since Elizabeth Minchelli posted a photo on Facebook taken one night while having dinner at St. John, of what the table next to theirs had ordered; a whole roasted suckling pig and the comments the photo engendered, I wanted to make a response.

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Basics & Tips

The Arrival of Spring

Counting the days until the spring season begins providing us with amazing goodies to enjoy. Hands up if you are as tired of squash as we are!   Spotted at the Nat Bailey Winter Market little French Breakfast radishes at Sole

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Basics & Tips

Cock-A-Doodle-Do

Once upon a time there was a very happy cook, me! Nowadays, not so much. I blame the poultry police! Who doesn’t love a really good roast chicken or turkey? The problem re-emerged when were in England not long ago and were

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English Tarts Aka “A Bunch Of Tarts”

What’s in a name, I ask you? Well… According to the Oxford Dictionary it could be: 1.  A woman who is a bit, shall we say, very forthcoming with her favours. 2.  Make oneself look attractive with clothes or makeup,

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