Thai style food

Try Thai Food Grandad Style – It’s Delicious

One of the main reasons why Thai food is so delicious is because authentic Thai food is made from a carefully balanced taste of sweet, salty, spicy and sour all at once. It’s called “Umami”, a subtle flavour of tasty, savoury wholesomeness, discovered over 100 years ago.

afternoon tea

The Great British Afternoon Tea

We British do like our traditions and you can’t get anything more quintessentially British than afternoon tea. Whether it is the full experience at the Savoy or Fortnum & Masons, or sitting quietly in the garden with a mug of Earl Grey and a slice of Victoria sponge, three o’clock is tea time.

Catch It and Cook It – Razor Clams

Razor clams are an edible species of shellfish which gets their common name from their resemblance to an old fashioned cut-throat razor.

hot cross buns

Hot Cross Buns for Easter

You can’t beat a halved toasted Hot Cross bun, served hot and spread with butter. The smell of warm spices, fruit and peel in a lovely sticky bun is irresistible.

saveloy sausages


Saveloy sausages are a British classic with their distinctive lipstick-red casing and I can personally testify that they are very tasty.

worlds hottest chillies

Guide to Chilli Peppers

our modern multi-cultural generation has all the flavours of the world to choose from, but many only experience the wonderful variety of tastes and flavours from takeaways.

christmas pudding

Christmas Pudding

There are more Christmas pudding recipes on the web and in cookbooks than you can shake a stick at, as the old saying goes. The most often quoted ones seem to be those from Mary Berry and Jamie Oliver. My featured recipe is the one my eldest son uses.

serving christmas dinner

Christmas Dinner Shortcuts – Avoid the Stress

To Stress or Not to Stress – That is the Question? The family are coming for Christmas dinner and instead of the usual standard roast dinner for two, we are catering for 10. Everyone is expecting a 3-course meal worthy of Jamie Oliver while being entertained and plied with drinks […]