Sunday 12 June 2011

Hope You Had a Good Time.

My uncle lives in America, we have a big get together when he comes to see us.
Me and Gastro Gran teamed up and cooked up a storm.
Hope to see you soon unc.

Elderflower Tequila.

Sloe gin in October, why not Elderflower Tequila in June!

Gastro Grans Fry Up

Cant beat it.

Gastro Gran Makes a trifle

Gastro Gran also made a retro trifle......With angelica.

The Rainbow Season

Not sure why, but rainbow radishes, rainbow carrots and rainbow chard all about at the minute!

Thursday 26 May 2011

Neals Yard Maturing Arches.

Headed down to Neals Yard maturing arches this morning.
What a cheese fest!
Tried some fantastic British cheeses, among the best a rare cheese called St.James, only 6 cheeses are made each day for only 5 months of the year!

Wednesday 25 May 2011

Mums trifle

My mums 'the Don' at cooking!
Check out this retro trifle she made!

English produce found in New Covent Garden Market.

Heritage Tomatoes, purple (aka truffle) potatoes, pak choi and some fantastic marsh samphire which has a 3 week season!

Sunday Roast.

My new commis chef gave me a hand preparing a roast chicken last weekend.
Check out this yorkie! Got stuck in the oven!

Rainbow chard.... Season starts now.

Thursday 19 May 2011


I made Smoked Mackeral Kedgeree the other day.
Slightly different taste than if I had made it in the more common way, with Smoked Haddock.
But as Mackeral is much more sustainable, I thought that I would give it a try!

Green, Purple & Wild Asparagus.

Melon,Thai basil & pickled cucumber.

There will be some lovely melons about in the coming weeks,
I came up this salad using Watermelon, Cantaloupe & Honeydew.

Thursday 12 May 2011

Worlds Best Butcher!

Buy all of my meat from these guys, just 10 times better than anywhere else.
They are so dedicated to supplying great meat.
This is a Norfolk White chicken that I bought from them, will set you back about £15 though! But then when you think about it whats £15 for an amazing chicken when my Mrs, spends £100 on a pair a boots that she'll wear 3 times! And it was so big I managed to get 6 large portions from 1 bird!