I'm a chef turned journalist, married for 11 years and have 3 children. My passions in life are my family, food and cookery, Ipswich Town FC, writing and aviation.
A mixture of thoughts, ideas and guides on a range of subjects. These include food, travel, football, aviation and motoring.
Articles : 93
Since : 11/07/2011
Category : Lifestyle
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With the appearance of a good quality Pot Noodle, this dish has something addictive about it. The correct blend of spices are responsible for this addictiveness and the use of dried fenugreek leaves or methi along with fresh coriander add authentic Indian flavours. This recipe makes for a perfect, simple and easy midweek meal. The list of spices is
This is a thick, hearty soup and is really easy to make. Top with whatever you fancy or needs using up. Serves 2 -4 Ingredients Soup 25g butter 20g plain flour 1 litre vegetable stock 300ml milk 3 large Potatoes rubbed in olive oil and salt 4 spring onions shredded 1 small onion finely chopped. 1/2 teaspoon English Mustard 1 clove garlic - chopped
On 13th November 2010 a packed saleroom in Sydney witnessed spirited bidding on a number of motor cars at Bonhams Collectors’ Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia auction. The highlight of the sale was the 1926 Bugatti Type 38 ‘Barnfind’ – completely dismantled, incomplete and lacking engine and body and expecting to sell for around £90
As an Ipswich Town fan of 35 years, I’ve never felt as confused as I have done under the Marcus Evans regime. Looking back, it started as soon as he walked into the club. I was a fan of Jim Magilton. No, I loved Jim Magilton. His passion and desire to see Town succeed endeared him to most. His short tenure as manager now looks to be a success and
For an authentic, restaurant style Chinese Sesame Chicken, follow the recipe below. Don't be put off by the amount of ingredients. Most are storecupboard items anyway and preparation time is fairly quick. Ingredients 3 chicken breasts Marinade 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp rice wine/white wine or dry sherry 2 tbsp flour 2 tbsp cornflour 2 tbsp water 1/2
Belly of pork, slow roasted to produce a succulent meat, oozing with juices and topped with a golden, crispy, salty crackling. Not quite heaven but not too far away. It’s a delectable dish that the non-pork eaters of the world, namely Jews, Muslims and vegetarians, would never contemplate eating. This article looks at some foods from around the w
So the clocks have gone back, we’re in the wettest, coldest period of the year and rush hour is getting darker. Not exactly great conditions for driving. In fact, research from accident management company Accident Exchange shows that driving between 5pm-6pm on a Friday in November is statistically the most likely time to have an accident. The sur
Given the time, most of us would relish the opportunity of a leisurely Eggs Benedict, Full English or Continental breakfast followed by a stimulating cup of Earl Grey. For the majority however, this is likely to remain a daydream, kept for holidays and retirement. Indeed, research from Best Western Hotels shows that thirty percent of the population
I'd spotted the rolled piece of lamb breast during each of my recent weekly shopping forays but decided against purchasing. However, sticking to one of my New Year resolutions to experiment more, I took the plunge, broke the bank and bought one for £1.76. I placed the lamb at the front of an eye level shelf in the fridge. I'm not sure whether this
Here's an easy and simple chocolate truffle recipe. These drops of velvety heaven will not remain uneaten for very long, so don't make more than a day or so before you need them. There's a bit of waiting time involved but are so worth the wait. Ingredients Makes around 15 - 20 175ml double cream 25g butter 100g Galaxy medium size bar of Toblerone T