A taste of Gary Rhodes

Greetings from my little corner of Windsor to the world! I’m dipping my toe into the waters of one of my newly acquired cookbooks today, Gary Rhodes cookery year “Spring into Summer”. I don’t know much about Gary Rhodes and his food except that a) he died suddenly last year at the age of 59,Continue reading “A taste of Gary Rhodes”

A bit of Gloom and Doom

Hello my Waffle friends/lockdown survivors. I don’t want to make you all too depressed, but there is a lot to worry about right now… the deadly second Coronavirus wave coming, the consequences of the economic downturn, the realisation that “normal” is still very far from “normal” however much we try to pretend it’s all OKContinue reading “A bit of Gloom and Doom”

Going out again

Last night we had dinner in the garden of The Greene Oak, our local pub restaurant. We could walk there so no danger of picking up the virus in a taxi. It’s also ideal in that there is a big garden you can access directly from the outside, without having to go through the pub.Continue reading “Going out again”

Day trip to Winkworth Arboretum and duck curry

Hello. As my ear drums and my brain fight for a bit of space competing with the rock guitar practice going on upstairs, I’ll tell you about my day. This morning we did a few jobs at home. I did my parents’ online food shopping and gave David a hair cut. He now chooses forContinue reading “Day trip to Winkworth Arboretum and duck curry”

Fish pie and my new cook books

Hello there. This is my fish pie from last night, and very nice it was too. I make this fish pie from time to time. First I make a basic white sauce on the hob, then I add a packet of mixed raw fish, in my case from Ocado, and a few herbs, dried orContinue reading “Fish pie and my new cook books”

Out for a walk

Hello and Happy Sunday to you all. Have you had a nice weekend? Been out to the pub on “Super Saturday” in the UK? Got your hair cut yet? For me, I’ve decided to take it slowly. I don’t feel like rushing back to pubs, restaurants or shops. I will probably get my hair cutContinue reading “Out for a walk”

The first potatoes and my plastic free packaging recommendations

Hi there. This is my first harvest of potatoes from the Waffle plot this year. They are Arran pilots and have the most gorgeous whisper thin skins that scrape off in a flash. They are currently boiling in a pan and the lamb tagine is in the oven. The tagine recipe is from this bookContinue reading “The first potatoes and my plastic free packaging recommendations”

The first tomatoes

Hi. I am very excited to report that I can see my first two tomatoes growing in my garden (see above). It’s been a tiring day so this cheered me up. I have also harvested some lettuce for my lunch box tomorrow. The bad news from the garden is something is eating my spinach.. MyContinue reading “The first tomatoes”

Rhubarb jam (and other Sunday Waffle)

Good evening, morning etc to you all. I feel quite tired now. I think I have worn myself out making rhubarb jam. It was fun though! This is what it looked like yesterday when I put rhubarb, sugar and lemon juice in the fridge overnight. And this is what it looks like now.. I doContinue reading “Rhubarb jam (and other Sunday Waffle)”

Rules, rules, rules

Hi, how are you doing? (Spell check just wanted to change this to how are you dozing!? Not a bad question on this scorching hot day today in the UK. Have you melted yet?) This morning I had to go for a routine blood test at the hospital. What a lot of new rules thereContinue reading “Rules, rules, rules”