I love to cook. It’s not my profession and to be honest, I’m not sure I ever want it to be. I find it the perfect antidote to a rough day and if the rough day was down to cooking, then what?

I’m loving the recent surge in home-grown and farmers markets (although I do wonder how many stalls un-bag supermarket veg to neatly arrange them in a barrow at 3 quid a kilo). We seem to be taking a little more interest in what we eat and where it comes from these days and that’s a good thing.

Like you I have my favourites and tried and trusted faithfuls, but will give anything a bash. I’m the idiot buying the weird stuff on trial in the supermarket and then trying to figure out what to do with it.

Oh and if I had it my way, every day would be a barbecue day.

Thanks for visiting!


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  1. I love you Phil and everything you and your blog stands for. Simple delicious food, I’ve just spent the last hour or so stalking your blog. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. I know what you mean about the veggies – I think one should go for the ones covered in dirt.
    I buy every week from a farmer who sells at the Islington Farmers’ Market – he says he’s cut out the middle man, so there’s no need to charge outrageous prices – sometimes he even gives me a pheasant or rabbit as a gift. On the other hand, I’ve often heard shoppers asking the farmer for clean or washed potatoes!
    Nice blog 😉

    • And thanks for visiting! I love the idea of people asking for cleaned veg, we’re so pampered and susceptible to supermarket practices in the UK (and West in general)! I hope things are starting to change now though.

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  4. YOu left a LIKE on our blog–thank you– so I thought I’d stop by. Don’t much like meat, do you? (And I thought we were bad.) Looks like a lovely blog. That’s an AMAZING piece of beef in your last post, and I’m jealous of your access to butter beans. In New England if we can get them at all they’re usually canned, and not terribly good. Anyway, great looking blog. I’ll be back. Ken

    • Many thanks for the kind words Ken, and likewise. Funnily enough, we were commenting on the meat content last night! I’m actually more of a fish and seafood fan (although arguably still meat). BBQ/grilled seafood is heaven! I’ll need to change tack slightly.

      We’re pretty lucky in the UK in that we can get a whole host of dried pulses and beans, even in small local stores, which is great as I love them – so versatile.

  5. Hi Phil,

    Great blog and I see you love to cook what you photograph. I leave the cooking to my husband and baking to my daughter. I just eat and photograph their efforts. I also research and make suggestions. Works for me. 🙂

  6. I’ve just found your blog and have been salivating for the past half hour. Wonderful stuff, keep up the good work!

  7. Hey Phil! Just found you after a link popped up at John’s blog (Bartolini kitchens). Great work! Amazing recipes, photos and engaging writing. Cannot wait to read more of your archives! Nice to find another authentic, somewhat experimental foodie in the blogosphere!

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