month : 04/2014 2 results

Bringing home the bacon

My wife bought some bacon from our local butcher the other day. Do you know what? She said it tasted different to supermarket bacon and also looked different. The odd thing was, she actually meant that the locally cured bacon didn't taste as good as the pre-packed stuff. This spurred me on to think about this and to investigate further. Granted, local bacon will generally look and taste how the farmer or butcher wants it to; after all, he or she is the one curing it. This gives a ...

Post-Easter break

So, Easter is out of the way and we have a week off. We are relaxing again at Primrose Cottage in Dorset. It's a lovely place in the middle of nowhere and we are here with agendas; Kate is making revisions to her book (the third one, I think) and I am here to spend a little time on my blog, and also to create some recipe ideas. Last time we were here, I mentioned the lack of a whisk when the owners popped in to say hi. I was busy making a triple-chocolate mousse as I recall. This time, ...