First off .. I love these pigs.. unfortunately most of them appear in petting zoos rather than on plates! Ahem… And this chorizo type Hungarian sausage is the closest I get to eat sans being in Hungary… humph… Easy lovely… Read More ›
Lunch.. the best meal of the day?
Pimped up Moroccan curry Beans on scorched poppy seed bread
Beans on toast… a go-to staple of many… students, kids, late nights, quick snacks.. you understand.. many many different situations! Yet how to make them freaking #fabulous ? Give this ‘recipe’ a little spin out… it takes the humble baked… Read More ›
Old school fabulous foods! The crispy corned beef hash fritter
Old school foods .. winners every time in my books… and this is a fabulous supper indeed! This is made with tinned corned beef.. a substitute NEC of strange wonder and delight.. ever tried a corned beef and tomato ketchup… Read More ›
A quick simple number… yet so freaking tasty! Roasted red peppers.. these outta a jar.. love them.. , onion.. chorizo garlic and olive oil.. Then capers.. and possibly something else.. ( helpful huh?)., Cooked down Burnt bread slices.. topped off… Read More ›
‘Turk-esque’ piad pizza type wrap thingy
Well shucks I didn’t know quite what to call it.. if think the base as being a Turkish pizza.. basically lightly spiced ground meat in top of a pizza base only thinner and not crispy? Confused .. hmm possibly.. well… Read More ›
Nope not turkey .. good time to buy ‘foodstuffs’…
This is not a post about Christmas turkey not that I have any problem with people eating turkey.. it’s just not my bag.. it did though indeed go into my bag ( of shopping, for the hounds though..). along with… Read More ›
Breakfast an lunch in dar nanka
So after a real hectic time (yet #fabulous of course!).. with the catering side of life.. it’s time for a small break.. and where better than to head out to one of the great food places on the planet.. Marrakech… Read More ›
Quick round up of a few other things..
huh? Just what kinda title is that Mr Fitz? Well.. Itsalikethis.. First off these #fabulous burgers.. Made loose with chopped white onion.. Fried in a little butter.. With Route 66 fries and chilli (made to go with chilli dogs for… Read More ›
Keema spring rolls , Arabic salad.. A complete winner!
This is one of those positive mashups that sometimes just happen.. Mrs Fitz had made this stunning keema.. (She rely is rather good at it!).. Oh! For those that are unsure what a keema is.. It’s spiced minced meat.. Normally… Read More ›
Antep kitchen -a kinda review really.. Well not really we had lunch.. And it’s new.. There you go..
We are very lucky really.. There is often a new place opening quite close.. Ok so some are just replicants or ‘new’ chains.. Yet sometimes there are some excellent chefs passing through with their ‘local to them’ knowledge.. And this… Read More ›
Hot diggity daags
where have I been? A bit busy.. That’s all I can reveal right now! Yet here is a quick and simple post. Take green onion and green pepper.. Chop up nice and small.. These are smaller gauge bockwurst.. I… Read More ›
Sweetcorn fritters and #simplysamosas an actual #nationalvegetarianweek meal!
ok.. This is completely by accident.. There was and will not be a real intention to partake in a week dedicated to something.. I just don’t get it.. Just eat well, often and enjoy it.. Whatever you feel like.. And… Read More ›
A good walk and vegetarian week
we had an excellent walk the other day.. A good six miles of fields, woods and pastures… And to start celebrate the national vegetarian week what better than a roast chicken? (Well I am sure that the chicken was… Read More ›
This is an old school food classic.. Bangers, mash and beans ‘pie’..
Making dishes that embroke memories .. Memories of those hazy days of summers.. Long summers.. Actually this has nothing to do with summers at all! Memories though.. Yup.. I dated a girl as a teenager and her mom used to… Read More ›
Corned beef pasties in beef dripping and butter pastry …
corned beef pasties in super rich beef dripping and butter pastry.. That’s got delicious written right there! The history of the corned beef pasty has to be welsh.. My best pal lives in the valleys of Wales, and corned beef pie… Read More ›
Using up leftover veg curry to make parathas
so when you have leftover veg curry .. that wouldn’t make enough for a meal.. What’s the plan batman? Parathas!!!! Those wonderful stuffed breads.. And just stupidly simple.. Chappati flour.. you really do need chappati flour. it’s not expensive and… Read More ›
So where have I been? No posts huh?
Apologies.. Well I suppose I could have had time to put some together .. I normally do find the time.. Yet with crossing countries and various intermittent wifi and data access it just seemed fruitless .. Actually it just annoyed… Read More ›
Multiple pork dishes from one cooked piggy
having managed to score a great couple of kilos of excellent free range shoulder of Berkshire pork, it was a wonder of what to do with it.. Hmm Well first thing is to split it up a little.. one third… Read More ›
Skirt beef and chorizo Shortcrust pastries
having got my hands on an excellent piece of English skirt cow I needed to think about what I wanted to do with it.. Pastry springs to mind.. A nice snack for lunch.. Store bought short crust is perfect.. First… Read More ›
#blythburgh bangers with Dijon leek and potato mash, peas and bistogravy #comfortfood #powerdownfordinner
Sometimes you just need a big food hug .. And what better than a good mash.. This one made from boiling leeks with the red potatoes and mashing them with unpasurised butter, sea salt, white pepper and Dijon mustard.. … Read More ›
Roast rib of beef = proper Sunday lunch
Roast rib of beef, that to me just screams Sunday lunch.. And with this lovely bit of Hereford scored on red ticket that is exactly what is happening.. How lovely is that huh? Simply roasted off after being seriously… Read More ›
The Easter hogget, wild garlic salsa verde baby potatoes, sage and onion Yorkshire pud, bacon wrapped wedges and veggies with Hungarian salami.. YEAH!
easter lunch.. a lovely tradition. And of course it simply has to be lamb, well this is to be precise, hogget.. Hogget? A sheep that is over one year old.. this one was one year and one week to be… Read More ›
Lunch at the swan in Salford @theswansalford
I used to visit the the swan in Salford quite often for lunch meetings a few years back.. so I looked forward to this revisit.. I think they own a few pubs now.. All liking local food and stuff.. This… Read More ›
One chicken a fair few meals
This is a story of one chicken.. Roasted.. And it’s going to provide a few meals for us. First it’s straight up roast chicken. With these lovely corn fritters .. just made by adding cornflour, double dragon flour and… Read More ›
A couple of currys for Sunday lunch
it’s not #allabouttheroast sometimes it’s good to have a switcheroo , you know flip things about a little.. And with these small drumsticks and thighs it’s gotta be a sweet curry.. Not too spicy.. I have never really liked the… Read More ›
Crockpot / slow cooker shoulder of pork #pulledporkmadeeasy
Having scored a fantastic piece of shoulder.. Just over a couple of keys.. Chopped in half .. Into the slow cooker or crockpot or whatever you want to call it.. With French garlic granules,Californian onion granules, Turkish urfa pepper, Spanish… Read More ›
Potted orange marmalade ham A British classic!
potting meats has been an age old way of not only preserving meat yet also ensuring really rather a tasty treat! I think if Paddington bear ate pigs ( and perhaps he did in deepest darkest Peru?).. He would quite… Read More ›
Pasties for snacking
the pasty is the perfect snack.. Or to be honest it also makes a great brunch/lunch/dinner/supper.. These were made after being inspired by my blogger pal over at.. https://goodfoodseekingpart2.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/cornish-pasties Yet I wanted more veggies in them.. Carrots, onions, parsnips, swede… Read More ›
Black eyed beans with red miso sauce , buttery mash, iberican chorizo and belly pork slices
Mrs Fitz has been away for the weekend.. Which meant we were home alone.. It also means that cooking for one ( plus two hounds!).. Becomes a bit strange.. Yet I really needed a Valium hit.. One of those meals… Read More ›
Double stuffed spuds for Mrs Fitz, still eating leftovers
Mrs Fitz fancied baked potatoes .. So who am I to argue! The humble spud.. Elevated when baked to something really rather special.. Two skewers through to help with the baking.. Then into the oven on the mickeywave and… Read More ›
The main event.. Hoodeee ho..
Well it’s that time of year.. The one day that causes panic, testing festive fun and endless discussions about what people are having for lunch/dinner/breakfast/supper.. As I am always thinking food it’s quite nice to hear about everyone else’s! My… Read More ›
A titanic day.. Brisket, ice skating and a pint of the black stuff
A bit of a whirlwind day today. Starting with an excellent breakfast in which godson Patrick managed to ingest : Waffles with syrup and Nutella , four sausages , two thick toasts, a collection of pastries and cakes, watermelon… Read More ›
rotisserie Chicken and chorizo rice fry..
It’s been ages since I have had a rice fry.. I forget just how much I do enjoy them! After scoring a corn fed free range rotisserie chicken.. And feeding most of it to Mrs Fitz and the hounds.. I… Read More ›
A wander round Delhi
here we go here we go here we go.. A wandering around Delhi.. First lets introduce our driver /security and our guide.. Here they are.. And rather nice chaps too! This is outside the big mosque .. That’s as… Read More ›
Seriously super short sausage rolls
I hear that New York has just discovered the sausage roll?? Really? Well I reckon it must be due to the lack of ‘proper’ sausages in the states perhaps? Dunno? Well I though u would try a new pastry recipe… Read More ›
Short rib Sunday lunch
short ribs make a great slo cook number.. Browned on one side ala Rory kelly ( the bicycle thief).. On top of this mixed veg of parsnip, carrot, white onion and cabbage.. With fresh thyme . And the… Read More ›
Use up leftovers – omelette for lunch
still looking at the now getting much barer ( and therefore better!).. Fridge.. There’s a couple bits left. A bit of baked potato left over from the other day and Some of the shiitake mushrooms from that noodle dish thingy… Read More ›
Buttermilk bread and chicken carcass soup
with the early itchings of a small cold coming.. Waking up with dry nozzle scratchy throat.. Sniffles .. It’s gotta be chicken carcass soup all those Jewish moms cannot be wrong! And the discovery of two excellent @franklinsfarm super run-free… Read More ›
#blythburgh hand of pork -you get what you seek and pay for!
Hand of pork. A stunning piece of meat, particularly when it’s of the finest quality , this meat really is the best free range pork in the UK in my view.. And that’s where when you seek you will find….. Read More ›
Redborne school farm chopping and eating gyoza & tenderloin fresh from the piggie..
i went off to have a play with a good pal of mine.. Ben runs an excellent school farm as well as teaching the students about looking after wonderful animals.. All good for eating.. He has lovely pigs. As… Read More ›
Zatar Bread balls and samosa chaat-ish
with my body still getting over @meatopiauk simple eating was required.. Simple writing is also required .. Ahem .. 👼 First the doughballs.. So easy.. This was half a pack of good ciabatta bread mix (there really are very good… Read More ›
firstly let me tell you I have been waiting to attend this event for ages.. I missed it two years in a row.. Yet for my birthday back in March Mrs Fitz bought me an excellent gift of not only… Read More ›
Things to do with brisket.. Lunch and pasties..
Ok.. Sure there are lots of cool things to do with a piece of brisket.. Salt beef probably being the best thing ever for brisket.. Yet it does also make a great addition to a Sunday lunch.. And provides with… Read More ›
Roast top rump of beef and the trimmings
a bit late in posting this.. I prepared it.. Mrs Fitz cooked it.. The new season king Edward potatoes boiled to help the process.. Then cooled on a rack and dusted in fine semolina to ensure crispness.. The yorkshires made… Read More ›
Tasty Things with minced/ground lamb..
I was lucky enough to have access to a few kilos of lamb.. Great quality with a good fat to meat ratio.. And we all know that’s all important! So what to make? There is a Thai dish we really… Read More ›
Spit roast lamb breasts , salsa verde, pico de gallo & piada
I suppose this was born outta part-inspiration .. Inspiration by watching the excellent Rick Steins adventures.. Venice to Istanbul .. A great show not just the food yet the sheer obvious pleasure he gets from watching it get made.. And… Read More ›
Sooper 12th century church veggies & Serrano ham
very lucky where we live really.. It’s surrounded by historics.. A great Manor House.. Alms houses, an arts centre and a beautiful 12th century church.. All pretty much on the doorstep! Ok so the sound of the bells can get… Read More ›
Ramen lunch with ‘that’ blythburgh belly pork
with great leftovers at my disposal it calls for a great lunch.. That pork.. It screams ramen to me.. Spare rib broth disks from the Chinese store .. Into the hot water.. Some egg noodles .. A handful of… Read More ›
Spooning with Rosie inspired rotessiere blythburgh belly pork
this love affair with our new toy continues .. Having worked out some original issues with the gas delivery to the burners.. Not totally fixed as they don’t seem to want to go lower than I would like not higher!!… Read More ›
Sunday post 10k race lunch For Mrs Fitz
i am immensely proud of Mrs Fitz.. she did a ten K race for life.. In memory of her Dad.. Isn’t that great? So it is deserving of a post race ( in the rain by the way!).. With beef… Read More ›
Sausage rolls from scratcho
i don’t make my own pastry that often .. Yet inspired by my blogger pal Melissa at glen house this had to have a turn out.. Decided after looking at various suggestions from the Google gods on going it alone.. … Read More ›
Redbourn corned beef saffron pasties
what is it? Pasties? Pastys? Pasty? Pastie? I dunno .. Anyhoo, this is how they came to life.. First a dough made from good ol’ unsaturated fat.. Lard.. With plain flour , salt, baking powder.. Oh .. And the… Read More ›
Sunday roast beef
We haven’t had a ‘proper’ Sunday roast lunch for ages.. So it was high time we did.. Mrs Fitz went awalking with her pal and the hounds.. Over 10k country walk! That gave me plenty of time to get a… Read More ›
Sesame lamb ribs
Ribs.. It’s a weird one really.. I think you can’t get more ‘meaty’ than ribs.. Not in the quantity of actual meat yet more like the gnarly bone sucking thing that goes on.. I like em .. Mrs Fitz doesn’t…. Read More ›
Chicken tikka boti karson saag
WHAT? Well let’s go through it.. ! I am lucky to live nearby quite a diverse community, this means that there are worlds of flavours and things out there that normally you could only read about in books. .. (Or… Read More ›
jersey royal maharaja Potato balls (must be a better name!)..
Really not sure what to call these.. Let’s go through the process and see if a better name comes up ok? Started by using up the last of the jersey royals.. With some chopped pink onion, Mint , coriander… Read More ›
Pulled pork bun and ‘real’ chips/fries
With all that delicious pork currently residing in the big white box.. It would be terrible not to keep at it! First the chips/fries though.. I have a deep problem with not having real chips.. C’mon! Chips need to be… Read More ›
Chicken wings .. With franks of course! & slaw & chimchurri spuds..
Chicken wings.. Yeah.. 👍✌️👏🙏👌 Love em.. The best part of the chuck if you ask me.. Sure there are some really bad examples to be found.. So making them yerself is the only way ( perhaps).. First lets get summat… Read More ›
All Butter sausage rolls
sausage rolls.. A classic.. Been a while since I made them for home.. I normally make them as a gift for various sorts.. A good sausage roll is a great thing! I had this all butter pastry needed using up.. … Read More ›
Last kebabs in Istanbul..
ok don’t panic! Stay cool!! There are more left for other people.. Yet Is this really the last kebab? We’ll probably joy yet it is indeed for now the last kebab in Istanbul .. So where to have this mon-u-ment-us… Read More ›
Istanbul eats -breakfast & lunch
sorry for being a bit behind here.. We have packed do much into our stay and walked miles and miles.. Seriously loadsa miles! Yet let’s start at breakfast.. A nice spread.. All the usual hot items.. Plus special Turkish dishes….. Read More ›
Istanbul Eats ..cag kebab
so we are here. And yup it’s busy.. Like really freakin busy! We are staying in a very nice indeedy boutique hotel in the heart of the madness.. Grea position and a great room.. Very spacious and with a great… Read More ›
Aloo gobi with peas and breads
when I was a kid aloo gobi was my favourite supper that my mama made. In fact it was my favourite food that her parents made too .. I don’t eat it enough at all anymore .. Really should .. … Read More ›
Fickle fish anchovy butter
I buy stuff that I don’t really need .. C’mon we are all guilty of it right? This was one of those things.. Assist will know fish ain’t my thing.. Yet these looked good.. Very good! Yet they were going… Read More ›
Mrs Fitz mutton curry
mrs Fitz doesn’t get to do much of the cooking round here.. Yet when she does it’s always a winner.. I think perhaps because she is pretty precise and won’t go off the tracks! Take the spices for this mutton… Read More ›
Sunday chicken supper
with some of them reduced chucks still hanging out in the deep freeze they better get a spin out.. So defrosted on the magic defrosting plate . If you don’t own one I really recommend that you get one.. Not… Read More ›
get it? Still here in Eire.. First the news.. Mrs Fitz’s passport has been located in the courtesy car.. YAY! 🙏🙏🙏👏👏👍👊✌️ Ok so drove to Kinsale after a breakfast of pancakes Ahh no!! First what happened is that this… Read More ›
Pani poori / Gol Gappa vegan Sunday lunch
Made pani poori .. Since having them in Ajman, Mrs Fitz has been mentioning them often.. So it’s about time to get the game face on! Having assembled the ingredients we really are lucky to have the diversity of ethnicity… Read More ›
Roast loin of porkiness
Remember that great cut from the Wollaston butchers? No? Ok.. It was this one .. Actually not that cut yet offa the same antibiotic free range blythworth pig.. Roasted up a treat! Just 180 degrees in the oven for the… Read More ›
Edinburgh eats and the eclipse
Have been up to Edinburgh .. Train on the way up.. It takes over five hours of old school shuddery squeaky head rockery pain.. Not actually that painful yet am sure you get the idea!! Nostalgic ? Nooo.. Started at… Read More ›
Roast top rump for lunch
Roast beef .. Mrs Fitz’ s fave.. So who am I to say no?.. The beef was a red ticket piece of top rump.. About 815grms.. So that’s more than enough for two persons and also means quick cooking.. First… Read More ›
Last lunch in Monte Carlo
Where do you take your last lunch before leaving Monte Carlo? Here of course! And WOWEE WOODLE WOO WOO!! What a salad mon ami what a salad! Just the freshest thing ever! The tomatoes were just wonderful like seriously bird… Read More ›
It’s official we are chickened out
It’s official.. Like there should be a memorandum or decree drawn up.. Signed by all parties.. (Well me and Mrs Fitz anyways..).. We have eaten enough poultry to last a good while now we reckons.. With all those spatchcock numbers… Read More ›
Beans on toast
A simple lunch, supper , or even as an appetiser? A great snack anyways.. Of course the beans have to be heinz!! That’s a given right? Yet how to make em even better? Try this out.. Chopped white onion.. Garam… Read More ›
Turtle bean pies
Am in a bit of a use up mode at the moment.. Need to clear down the freezer food stocks.. This outing involved a mix that I think was once a joint for a roast that got turned into an… Read More ›
Homemade scotch eggs & sausage rolls
Bring out the classics!! Sausage rolls as we all know are the schizzle.. These were up to scratch.. Using some of those orange ticketed items! Hampshire sired free range Sage and onion stuffing balls ‘meat’ (sorry).. The same pork chipolatas….. Read More ›
Christmas Chimchurri hanger steak, roasted red sprouts, king spuds
Christmas lunch.. That one meal each year that terrifies and delights .. That one meal that has people eating things they never would normally.. (Or maybe that’s just a British thing?).. Particularly that turkey thing… (I say thing as most… Read More ›
Fried chicken breakfast & proper tasty pasties
Fried chicken for breakfast? Is this Vegas? (I did have fried chicken for breakfast once in Vegas.. Along with Yukon mash and gravy.. And it was the business!).. Yet it’s not really the thing you should have for breakfast.. Unless… Read More ›
Corned beef hash -easy , so easy
Hash is great.. All kinds of hash.. Corned beef hash is best though .. ( although in my younger days morrocan was rather favourable.. Ahem..).. How the corned beef being devoured here is not the corned beef you may be… Read More ›
Iyers VEGETARIAN/VEGAN cafe – cork – eire – review (kinda!)..
I have been watching this place on twitter for a while now .. (Mine is @mrfitzcooks by the way.. Ahem..).. It always has me looking at it with a smile and mild hunger at the way they are seemingly twisting… Read More ›
Back in eire’..
We are back in the Emerald Isle.. Tiny planes fly here!! (Those great looking grapes are wonderful as a breakfast snack on the train to the plane!).. Still it’s lovely weather . Cold yet bright and lovely.. Lunch was just… Read More ›
Easy roast beef & lovely (ultimate?) roasties
We were lucky enough to have one if MrsFitz’s best pals come and stay with us from eire. .. So fun was had.. For Sunday lunch though it had to be a roast.. With the weather starting to proper winter… Read More ›
Italian P&B burgers & dog chicken chow mein
This was lunch today.. I write it like that as it was a mighty fine lunch.. Italian P&B? Pork an Beef minced.. With fantastic Italian herb mix from Amsterdam .. Probably the best smuggled in ‘ herbs’ ever … Ahem…… Read More ›
Hotel Matea Inn somewhere in the state of Mexico!
I have to admit to not being one hundred percent sure of actually where I am right now.. It’s not the tequila as am kinda off the pop for now. More that it’s been a long day.. First a meeting… Read More ›
It’s not the leaving of Mexico City that grieves me..
Moving in out of the city.. By bye Mexico City for now.. Looking forward to getting some fresh air! My nozzle feels like it’s done a whole box of ‘wolf of wall street’ donuts!! So for the last breakfast I… Read More ›
Mexico City eating.. I need to cook..
I’m getting the ‘haven’t cooked for while’ itch.. Even maybe it’s becoming a scratch… Annoying.. The food is also starting to grate me a little… I gotta refocus.. A good lunch though .. Made a nice break in the working… Read More ›
Walking around Mexico City & chicharones tacos..
Did I sleep well? Not really .. Strange room syndrome meets timezone shifts.. You would think I would be used to it by now yet it still hurts a little! Breakfast was a weird one.. The smog was high.. Yet… Read More ›
Are these empanadas? OX CHEEKS!!
I reckon so.. Maybe.. Well .. Hmmm .. YES! I declare they are.. A Mr Fitz Empanada.. So what’s the steps? .. Ok… This takes a while so do grab a drink.. Light a smoke.. Fluff up your pillows.. First… Read More ›
Crispy chilli beef , mushroom chow mein
You know I love this dish.. Like really love it.. And I just have to say that this one came out the business! First a red ticket sirloin steak .. Cut into thin strips .. Dusted in seasoned cornflour ….. Read More ›
Chilli mushroom chow mein
As I was out for the day I think it only correct that I leave Mrs Fitz a something that chef ping can rustle up for her around noonish.. So chilli mushroom chow mein it is.. (It also meant that… Read More ›
Left-over injun food
It’s true.. It really is true.. Injun food gets better with age.. Just that small holiday spent in the fridge does indeed increase the deliciousness .. Mrs Fitz made the dough as I was out .. No yeast just a… Read More ›
Huevos rancheros hangover curer
After speaking with my attorney this morning via the power of text, he made an egg-cel lent suggestion indeed.. Huevos rancheros The wonderful kick starter just perfect for a brunch.. Tingling the taste buds , wakening the senses.. It had… Read More ›
Bacon brioche butty – the birgerbird special
I have ‘created’ this wonderful snack in honour of my pal across the pond Sue.. Check out her blog here.. http://burgerbird.wordpress.com And yup she came second in an immense pie contest .. Immense!! And I am personally proud and honoured… Read More ›
Smoked hock = old school food
The weather is bonkers! First the heavens open and the sky goes dark.. The heating has to go on.. The lights ..and socks and a cardigan! Then the next day it’s sunny .. That’s for another post .. So good… Read More ›
Black bean bubble & squeak croquettes
Nothing beats a good bubble and squeak.. Nothing! ( ok maybe some stuff ..) Yet when you can lay your hand on a superb locally grown ( like yards over miles) grown cabbage and match that with spuds from just… Read More ›
Crispy chilli beef chow mein
I love crispy chilli beef.. It is my ‘test’ for a Chinese take-away.. It’s gotta be right.. Not all clumped together like some sugary chewy beef bhaji.. Although writing that has got me thinking.. Hmmmm ! The beef is cut… Read More ›
Proper sausage rolls ‘gourmet?’
Haven’t made sausage rolls for a good while I think.. With store bought puff needed using up.. And having decided on not making the pie nor pasties I thought I was going to.. It had to be proper hearty ‘gourmet’… Read More ›
Six meats burger yup six meats
Six meats burger? Is this some sort of new chain? Umm no… It was my supper This burger may be seen by some as wrong.. Mrs Fitz tutted for sure..I tell you that in advance ok? Ready? Are you sure?… Read More ›
Red pork & Japanese easy noodles
I haven’t made red pork for ages.. I forget how much I like it.. Particularly the ones hanging in the windows in Chinatown .. Ooh those the ducks and piggies are just the best meat adornments ever for a store… Read More ›
Falafalel for lunch!
We like falafel.. Not too much yet it makes for great eating.. I love Moaz in Amsterdam the best ‘healthy’ fast food.. Great chain! Try it.. This one is the very good packet .. Very good.. Just mix with water….. Read More ›
Toasted ham and cheese & cauliflower fritters
Inspired by the movie ‘chef’ I decided that Mrs Fitz’s lunch would be a toasted ham and cheese.. not quite ‘Toasted’ done instead on my version of a plancha.. The iron pan.. Maybe she will get the Cubano soon.. Toastie… Read More ›
Middle eastern feasting
After all that making of baba ghanoush , tabbouleh , fattoush, and a fougasse .. It’s time to eat! What a spread!! Yet wait… Hold the page!!… Where’s the meats? Aha I gotcha ! I picked up some fantastic Turkish… Read More ›
Black eyed bean miso potato fritters? VEGAN!
Should these be called fritters? Yeah I reckon so.. I based these on an old meal my Mama used to make me as a child.. A delicious combo of blackeyed beans, cooked with miso and onion, mashed spuds with olive… Read More ›
Sandwiches for lunch
The sandwich .. We don’t have them often.. It does make for a good lunch occasionally though.. not the cold flaccid numbers from the garage.. Or the over priced ‘artisan’ ones.. Yet good ol home made numbers.. And what better… Read More ›
Quick toad in the hole
Needed to use up these great Nuremberg sausages I got given from a pal that got given them from a visiting pal from Austria.. I love the Nuremberg sausage.. If you don’t know it you really should! Steeped in history….. Read More ›
Hot dog pastry rolls..
Ok .. So I do normally make all the sausages for home.. Yet I have still not quite mastered the hotdog.. And I do like good hotdogs.. .. This was a little twist though.. Store bought pastry in the fridge… Read More ›
Bubble and squeak yay!
I forget just how much I like bubble and squeak .. It’s great .. It started the other day when I treated myself to a breakfast.. and added bubble to the breakfast.. And it was the star! So since that… Read More ›
Salmon fishy pie
There is definitely something fishy going on I tell ya! Last nights supper of that salmon puff resulted in leftover ‘mix’.. So with the help of some if jacks spuds.. They are SO good! And a couple of burford buff… Read More ›
Chilli tuna noodles & chorizo, egg and chips
Lunch… Good lunch… For Mrs Fitz.. Udon noodles with stir fry veg and chilli tuna steaks.. Simple indeed .. For moi? Long strip chorizo.. Fried..a lovely burford buff egg.. And a couple of chef ping chips.. Freeking delightful!! (Short post….. Read More ›
Mushrooms and peas ‘curry?’ Give peas a chance!
Inspired by a post in the confusedbachwari’s site, I just had to make this dish .. We like peas.. I remember when Mrs Fitz first came to England from the emerald isles.. She wouldn’t go near them! Father Fitz made… Read More ›
Vegan (for sure) cauliflower fritters
These are vegan for sure.. I know they are.. I made em!! Something a little different yet tasty was required for lunch .. These are just that thing.. (And having bought a 50 pence cauliflower in the local coop.. )… Read More ›
Who doesn’t dig a samosa huh? Or any small triangle pastry snack deep fried till golden and crisp.. The only type I don’t get are the cheese related ones.. Simply because I don’t dig cheese ! These ones? That wonderful… Read More ›
The Marle inn lunch (a review)
Hadn’t been to the Marle inn for a good while.. And having a meeting with my attorney and a colleague prompted a visit for lunch.. It’s blinkin hot so we couldn’t sit outside for long.. Just melting.. So inside we… Read More ›
The mighty pasty!
Behold the mighty pasty! Again not going to go into the ‘historics’ of the pasty nor the consistent battle of ingredients and cultural differences! Sheesh! Who would figure that it was so complicated to just write about a handheld ‘turnover’!!!… Read More ›
Sunday beef leftovers = pasties!
Those beef ribs were stunning.. Truly tender and so so delicious.. A seriously great piece of beast.. So to give them a second outing .. (That’s always the best thing about leftovers!).. Have gone for pasties.. Ok.. There is always… Read More ›
Sunday lunch BEEF RIBS!!
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Lunch at balas.. Been a while
We love going off lunch at balas .. Problem is it’s in a real. ‘Cracked ‘ up kinda street .. You have to time it right so you miss the dealers and pimps.. They don’t eat there yet seem that… Read More ›
Steak for lunch..
The weather is nasty .. Horrible! For lunch I needed to make something to cheer up Mrs Fitz.. With a sirloin on the bone sitting pretty in the fridge it had to be the choice … Now .. The steak… Read More ›
Bank holiday BBQ, I don’t care what the weatherman says.
It’s May bank holiday.. That means it will rain.. it just has too! that won’t stop me firing up the coals though.. Yee-haaa!!!! (Why yee-haa? don’t really know it just felt appropriate..) Mrs Fitz had kindly already marinated the lamb… Read More ›
I hadn’t flown with TAP for a while, the journey out to Lisbon was so early in the morning that to be honest I didn’t really notice much.. It musta been comfy as I nodded off for a wee while….. Read More ›
Quick snack these pakoras.. And always amazes me by how many you get for such a little amount of spudulas.. ! As a child these were always a favourite treat.. My grandfather made the best ones EVER! For certain., Nice… Read More ›
Rosie’s sweetcorn fritters
Easy lovely lunch required.. And since rediscovering the spooning with Rosie book from a while back, these fritters are just the ticket.. There are lots of other recipes that I must try out.. The porchetta ribs for sure! Yet today… Read More ›
Leftover chilli wraps & a bit of Argy bargey
Still on left overs.. This time the lamb chilli.. By now well and truly ‘developed’ in flavours! Yet they say that chilli is best when left to do its thang for a while ,(who are they anyways?) .. So what… Read More ›
Beef leftovers number two..
Still using up the leftover beef.. Today it was turned into a quick beef ‘curry’ for lunch. Simply chopped beef, a roscoff onion, some baby tomatoes a green chilli and a dollop of veeraswamy Gujarati paste.. Some water to loosen… Read More ›
Left over beef into Chinese lunch
Good thing about having leftovers from the Sunday roast is often the leftover meals you make after.. It sometimes outshines the original meal! Today’s lunch was a product of this.. Chopped beef, roscoff onion , French beans, udon noodles, mixed… Read More ›
Simply lovely Sunday supper
It’s Sunday ..(well actually it’s technically Monday while i write this . Yet you may be reading it on a Wednesday. Or perhaps a Friday.. So does it matter really? ) Ok.. Let’s start again.. Sunday supper.. For Mrs Fitz… Read More ›
Wild garlic and brown crab linguine
A simple yet lovely quick dish.. ( well I don’t actually eat it! Yet am reliably informed by Mrs Fitz that it’s a winner .. Using brown Cornish crab here.. Supposedly amongst the best crab? Dunno.. With wild garlic once… Read More ›
Quick sausage rolls & Classic Egg & Cress sarnies
Ok.. We are all in agreement already that sausage rolls are cool as feck..right? Good.. Here is a real quick number on them.. Store bought pastry.. Rehydrated stuffing.. Mr Fitz old dubliner sausage meat.. And a jar of apple sauce….. Read More ›
Off to Budapest
Me and Mrs Fitz are off to Budapest.. For a quick jaunt .. So that means that a quick lunch is required .. Gone for smuggled back UTZ tortilla chips. With a quick good store bought standby of chilli.. Oped… Read More ›
Venison and duck egg ‘scotch’ eggs fiesta Friday
Whilst feeling in the ‘richer’ end of eating. I decided to use up the duck eggs by making venison scotch eggs.. Venison? Yeah had some left over Mr Fitz venison sausage mix in the freezer .. Perfect for this wonderful… Read More ›
Pastrami deli sandwich at Morton Williams
Well we had to do it.. Didn’t want to do it at a touristic spot .. Although of course they are cool and Katz or Carnegie delia both spring to mind.. Yet the queue? The line? No chance.. No more…… Read More ›
Breakfast, lunch & dinner.. NYC
A quick posting.. I say that as the weather is so nice today here in New York that we just have to get back outside into the sun! Breakfast.. Morton Williams.. Bacon sausage and breakfast potatoes.. Washed down with a… Read More ›
And the award for best …
Goes to Mr Fitz!!! Yay!! I would like to thank .. Etc etc., Actually not mine yet (ahem…) Belongs to the Dallas Buyers club.. For best make-up. . Yet here I am, Mr Fitz once more travelling with the stars…. Read More ›
Review of Bird of Smithfield part three! The finale!
Ok.. Last part of the review., let’s talk dessert. With that lovely feeling if happy fullness. It’s time for desert at the Bird of Smithfield. It did not disappoint .. Yet what to have? Hmmmm My attorney went for the… Read More ›
Review of Bird of Smithfield part two
Have had to write a part two… As annoyingly after writing a heap of stuff it seemed to have not uploaded.. Bugger.. So where were we? Ahh yes.. Into the dining room. Now he service has been slated in reviews… Read More ›
Office canteen lunch
I had to attend a series of meetings in a clients office.. It happens sometimes.. However while there i did get to visit their staff canteen..and was really pleasantly surprised.. Take a look at the menu for this week.. It… Read More ›
Roast beef Sunday lunch.. & leftovers!
Had a great bit of Hereford beef for Sunday lunch. With all the trimmings., Yet that’s not for this post, this is about the leftovers! With great beef, a few spuds, carrot and swede mash.. It had to be a… Read More ›
Monte/Monty Carlo beach club saadiyat island
Spent the day at the Monte Carlo beach club today.. It’s on Saadiyat island.. It’s a nice spot and ‘sister’ property to the one Monaco.. This one though is far more contemporary … To be fair there is nothing else… Read More ›
Sea planes and lunch..
Well after my adrenaline fuelled morning.. And petrol fumes to be fair .. It was time to take to the air. From the sea!! A wonderful sea plane spin to see all over Abu Dhabi , is it not just… Read More ›
La Tasca lunch
Met a pal today for lunch.. Don’t often do that so was a nice change.. Or was it.. Ahhhh hmmmm! Well it was great to catch up with the pal and share some thoughts… We were going to eat in… Read More ›
Much room for lunch?
In use up mode .. What is the big white box offering me?? The last of the Turkish pepper.. A white onion.. Some marinated mushrooms .. Some Jack cheese.. Right.. That’s it.. Fried off the onion and pepper.. Added the… Read More ›