Ok.. This is a quick post.. Why? Because I’m a day late and the leftovers have already become great dishes ! I need to tell you about the start though right? It’s big beefy ribs.. Bought on a red ticket… Read More ›
Month: June 2014
I have a chap coming over to chop down some trees.. Unfortunately the apple tree has to come down.. It’s been overtaken by the ivy.. The apples have never really been good enough for eating.. The neighbours tree always seems… Read More ›
As it’s festival weekend and fiesta friday what better than the most wonderful drink of elderflower champagne?? Ok.. I admit I have never actually made this before.. I reckons my pal the novice gardener will be impressed by my foraging… Read More ›
Corned beef hash
I think this is one of those dishes you love or hate.. Or bear with! It’s a classic.. Mention it in a pub and you should get nodding looks.. Nods of memories fond or foe.. Mind you .. I very… Read More ›
Brazilian rice with BBQ lamb and French beans
The World Cup continues.. And I needed something to get my teeth stuck into.. Ahem.. It’s also festival weekend and fiesta friday.. This is a dish perfect for both.. Still in use up mode.. A quick scan of the indoor… Read More ›
Christmas desi saag lamb
Am still on use up mode.. It’s a good practice every now and then .. Really helps clean down the stores.. Supper was born from finding this great piece of lamb neck fillet.. So why Christmas in the title of… Read More ›
Curing bacon and use-up keema samosas
Time to cure more Mr Fitz’s bacon.. Got this good reduced cut of belly in the store.. Perfect for bacon! Once you make your own bacon there is no return.. No more snotty bacon.. No more expensive ‘artisan’ prices.. It’s… Read More ›
Fish and chips supper
Contrary to many beliefs .. Just because we live in England doesn’t mean we eat a lot if fish and chips.. Very much the opposite ! Sure there are the romantic notions of fish and chips by the sea.. (And… Read More ›
Keema ‘parathas’ (leftovers)
It’s leftover lunches for me today.. Using up the keema.. Robbed a few of the boiled spuds from Mrs Fitz’s saucy salmon lunch.. Chopped with a spoon mixed with the keema and a couple of spoons of a saag thingy… Read More ›
Saucy salmon with boiled spud salad
This was lunch for Mrs Fitz.. The saucy fish company products are the business.. Perfect for a lunch or supper .. Simple steamed salmon in a all natural dressing.. We bought a bunch of these on reduced tickets.. They freeze… Read More ›
Baked red potatoes .. Leftovers for supper
That wonderful keema that Mrs Fitz made in Sunday had another roll out .. That’s the greatest thing about leftovers! Not with lettuce cups this time., something a bit more hearty .. And what better than baked potatoes? Who can… Read More ›
Leftovers for lunch
We have a bunch of leftovers from the weekend .. Thats cool in my book! So.. Leftover lunch número uno.. Chopped spatchcock chicken leg.. Into toasted buttered bun.. With a dressed Italian caper berry and wild chives leafy salad ….. Read More ›
A proper hog , a cow, a chicken and a lamb
It’s been a lovely weekend, the start of summer is surely upon us.. We have had the waterside festival in the village.. Attracting quite a few thousand people.. Bands on three stages and a heap of activities .. Very nice….. Read More ›
Leftover beef ribs.. Equals chilli!
Leftover beef ribs? Really? Didn’t they just get eaten? Sometimes the best thing about a meal is knowing you are going to be left with leftovers.. Big beefy leftovers.. In case you missed it, those beef ribs were cooked low… Read More ›
Big beefy ribs..
Ok.. I succumbed .. Yet they needed eating right? I picked these fantastic scotch beef ribs from Ian the butcher last week.. That’s how long good quality meat lasts you see .. I have to pop over and see him… Read More ›
Barbecue chicken & biryani
I think this is the last of the chickens.. Here may be another hiding in the chest freezer yet I reckon this is it.. Buying those chickens at such a great reduced price from waitrose has supplied us with many… Read More ›
Rosie’s sweetcorn fritters..
These are just superb! They make a great brunch, lunch , supper or snack.. You really do have to try them out! We had them for lunch.. The original recipe comes from spooning with Rosie.. A neat cookbook to own…. Read More ›
Store cupboard soup for supper? Really?
You may have noticed that we have been eating rather a lot of the beefs recently.. Even to the point where Mrs Fitz and my Attorney have pointed this fact out.. Humph .. So deciding against cooking down the lovely… Read More ›
Free food challenge number one -green stuff
We are lucky where we live, lots of nice people about.. Sure you get the mad ones that you need to avoid, like everywhere! Yet pretty much all is good.. That’s middle England for you I guess? It also means… Read More ›
Breakfast eggs Benedicte ?
Does this count as eggs Benedicte ? English duchy muffins .. (Bought on a red ticket) Split, toasted and buttered.. Buckinghamshire ham (bought on a red ticket).. Heated through on the iron pan.. Burford brown eggs (no red ticket!) ….. Read More ›
Pie and ‘posh’ peas
last nights supper.. We have been hitting the steak hard recently.. so time to turn it down a notch.. a delicious steak pie! This pastry covered delight is store bought (on a reduced ticket) yet very very well done indeed!… Read More ›
Berber spiced lettuce wraps/cups for Anna
It’s that time again when Mrs Fitz comes home from work and declares that we need to create something for her to take to work and share. This one is for Anna’s birthday.. I was told that we had to… Read More ›
Picanha steak ?
The picanha steak.. New one on me.. Think I had it a few years back in Rio at one if those amazing grill joints.. so much meat !! They just keep bringing it on over! If you dig meat you… Read More ›
English breakfast bangers..
Happy Father’s Day to all.. What better than a Sunday sausage sandwich? And what even better if you had made those sausages yourself? If you don’t make your own sausages.. NOW is the time to start! You control what goes… Read More ›
‘Fake’ flat iron steak and smashed potatoes
There is much talk in various circles about ‘different’ cuts of steaks.. The World Cup fever is for sure setting in and cuts like the picanha are making a long overdue feature in almost all good stores yet a at… Read More ›
Sometimes all you want for supper is a couple of easy food sarnies.. This is them… Simple sour dough bread toasted.. Black pepper for Mrs Fitz. Butter And horseradish for moi.. Rocket dressed in Italian balsamic dressing.. And a smack… Read More ›
Steak and masala beans
Now this post may twist you up a bit… You sitting down? The steak is for Mrs Fitz and the vegetarian option is for moi.. Yup Mr Fitz can also eat vegetarian you know! I know my pal the novice… Read More ›
Pulled pork noodles & black truffle bone marrow butter steak
Just tapping in the title of this post made me smile ! Pulled pork noodles? Remember the pulled pork cooked the other day? Well this is another way of using it up.. Simply defrosted added to half a store bought… Read More ›
When life gives you ground lamb..
You gotta make Shepherds pie… That cosseting comfort dish that just hands over a big hug and says everything is ok.. Sure there are a zillion ways of cooking it.. Yet this one was just simple.. First take the ground… Read More ›
Chermoula chicken with biryani
Still plugging our way through those chickens. This birdie got skinned chopped and slathered in chermoula paste .. What is chermoula paste? It’s a North African kinda thing .. Full of flavour. And just brilliant with chicken.. Am sure though… Read More ›
Potato gratin??? Nooop!
While picking up the evenings libations Mrs Fitz also picked up a handy recipe for potato gratin ala coop recipe card.. After deciding that this would be a perfect dish to accompany the lamb supper we had planned.. Followed it… Read More ›
Yoghurty spiced chicken with prudys batatas fritas
Those chickens in the freezer ain’t gonna eat themselves.. defrosted skinned and chopped.. So this bird got a pasting.. A pasting of sheek kebab spices , Greek yoghurt and mrs Middletons pimped Lebanese herbs oil.. Left to get its thing… Read More ›
Hot diggidy doggies..
Went off to see butcher Dave today.. Got a bunch of stuff.. Look out for venison burgers.. White pudding.. Classic English breakfast sausages.. Mr Fitz legendary doner style kebob..And hmmm more to come too! For now let’s focus on the… Read More ›
Padron peppers & pulled pork pancake rolls
Padron peppers are the business .. A relatively short season unfortunately .. here’s what wikipedia says… Padrón peppers (Spanish: pimientos de Padrón) are a variety of peppers (Capsicum annuum) from the municipality of Padrón in the province of La Coruña,… Read More ›
Do pigs have hands?
Yup they sure do.. (Cows also have wings..) Porky lovely ones.. And in my mind the best cut for pulled pork .. Cheap as chips.. Mind you chips ain’t that cheap anymore!! You probably need to get friendly with a… Read More ›
BBQ burgers & spuds
Looking in the fridge revealed a couple of things, a few burgers that needed eating.. Along with four of those delicious jersey royals already cooked.. Well that says it gotta be weber time! Seasoned the patties with creole seasoning and… Read More ›
Super garlic chicken & just jerseys
Still having a freezer full of chicken means that chicken has to feature on out supper menus .. Gone for a simple supper.. Half a fat free range chicken .. Slathered in morrocan spiced pimped mrs Middletons oil.. Tillypepper and… Read More ›
Arizona beef ribs with hassleback spuds
Had quite a busy day.. Co-hosting fiesta friday has been a blast.. Great to read so many motivated food lovers journeys.. Supper tonite was an easy pack of Arizona beef ribs.. Why buy the pack and not make them myself?… Read More ›