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colemans shepherds pie
Recipes

Shepherds Pie

Sheperds pie is one of those comfort foods that gives you that warm, satisfied, cosy feeling on a cold evening. I have chosen two recipes for great sheperds pies. The first is easy to make, takes about an hour, and is great for a weekday meal. The second uses diced lamb instead of mince, and […]

eton mess
Desserts, Quirky British, Recipes

Eton Mess

Eton Mess is a traditional English dessert. Made from whipped cream, meringue and summer fruits, it is really easy to make. Eton College The dish comes from Eton College which is a private boys-only boarding school near Windsor founded by King Henry VI in 1440. The Mess is the traditional dessert at the annual cricket […]

squid caught rod and line
Articles, Catch It & Cook It, Fish, Recipes

Catch It and Cook It – Squid (Calamari)

Catch It Rod and line fishing for squid (calamari) and cuttlefish has become popular in the UK over the past few years. Specialised fishing techniques using custom lures known as jigs. These have two circular rows of crown hooks that entangle the tentacles. Various locations along the UK south coast such as Weymouth have become […]

cuttlefish
Articles, Catch It & Cook It, Fish, Recipes

Catch It and Cook It – Cuttlefish

Catch It Rod and line fishing for squid and cuttlefish has become popular in the UK over the past few years. Specialised fishing techniques using custom lures known as squid jigs. These have two circular rows of crown hooks that entangle the tentacles. Various locations along the UK south coast such as Weymouth have become […]

rhubarb and apple crumble
Recipes

Apple and Rhubarb Crumble

Apple and rhubarb crumble is both sweet and tart and very satisfying. There is nothing better than a homemade crumble served with lashings of hot custard to finish off Sunday dinner. Crumble History Replacing pastry, crumbles were first made during world war II because of rationing. Conversely, rhubarb was unpopular because sugar was rationed. To […]

traffic light jellies
Desserts, Kids, Recipes

Traffic Light Jellies

Jelly and Ice Cream No kids party is complete without jelly and ice cream. These traffic light jellies from Netmums are great for kids of all ages, myself included. My wife and I, aka Nanny and Grandad, make them for the grandchildren’s birthday parties. Grandad is on jelly duty while Nanny puts whipped cream sprinkled […]