food

Pats tomahawks 

Having our lovely godson helping us on the food trucks and generally being a complete and utter star! He decided to treat us to some tomahawk steaks.. good lad! For those that want to know tomahawk steak equals freakin awesomeness… Read More ›

Strip steak of sorts

a visit to the most excellent butchers in earls barton meant we have a few goodies in for the weekend .. Starting with this steak that I can only think is part of the hanger-onglet-skirt..    It needed some extra… Read More ›

News years eve Brekkie

First of all apologies if you have already entered 2015.. Of 20015 (? that’s for my attorney! Never been the greatest with numbers ..).. That Dubai firework show was awesome though right? Yet this was a seriously good breakfast 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 ›

Bread, chicken & peppers

Simple suppers are sometimes the best ever.. And what can be more simple that a spatchcocked chicken.. with butter seasonings and garlic roasted in the oven? (Ok a few things yet c’mon!)… Super cloudy zatar sprinkled flatbreads .. Fluffy with… Read More ›

A mezze of sorts

We needed to put some sunshine food back on our table.. what better than a selection of lovely bits and pieces? Of All kinds! Sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin.. Starting with a carrot dish..Zrodiya bel kemoun (recipe by my virtual… Read More ›

Porky schnitzel

You gotta love a good schnitzel .. Not the veggie ones though.. Sorry.. Not even for Christmas.. That soft porky goodness giving way to buttery crunchiness.. Slightly peppery for us.. I remember my gutless taste if a schnitzel in Germany….. Read More ›

Over here in Eire

Its been a very sad visit this time around to the Emerald Isle .. My wife’s Father passed away .. Wonderfully proud/lump in throat moments including an amazing guard of honour through his village .. Very emotional indeed.. So no… Read More ›

Rotisserie chicken tacos

Those great rotisserie chickens are serving us real well.. And this outing is chicken tacos.. The nice non googly chicken bits are spiced with taco spices.. Peppers and onions fried with some cumin .. All mixed together.. That smells brilliant!… 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 ›

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 ›

Bangers mash and beans

Bangers mash and beans.. Yeah! That classic comfort hug of a food, one that evokes childhood memories.. And how many places do you know that serve bangers  sausage mash and peas still? Usually with a good gravy.. It’s the biz… 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 ›

Breakfast at Balas

With our good friend Serena over from the Emerald Isle for the weekend, we have been having fun.. So a breakfast after a jaunt through the countryside was well in order! Arriving at the town of Bedford. With one porpoise… Read More ›

Beef kinda bourguignon

I found this big lump of topside in one of the freezers.. It’s not my favourite roasting joint and I had forgotten to portion it onto more manageable lumps! So a few things.. A chilli type affair.. That will have… Read More ›

Double baked potatoes

Double baked spuds are the best .. I reckon so anyways.. Rubbed with mrs Middletons Lebanese pimped herb oil . Dusted with fine sea salt , skewered and into the oven on the rack ., They would to be fair… Read More ›

Sunday breakfast

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Steak sarnies

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Makin bacon..

Are you fed up of ‘snotty’ bacon.. This kind that leaves a watery gooey mess in your pan? Or maybe you are fed up of paying the ridiculous prices for so called artisan bacon? Widely available at farmers markets and… Read More ›

Super sausage Saturday !

Saturday turned into an afternoon of making provisions.. Firstly I bagged up all that pheasant for Mr Wentworth and Cora Murley.. Who both incidentally have decided that they are ‘off’ pheasant right now!! So into the freezer went 34 parcels… Read More ›

Pulled pork hand

Do piggies have hands. Yup yes indeedy and it’s a great cut of meat for pulled pork and also your butcher should charge you hardly any money for it.. Well some money yet not pork prices!! So got this beautiful… Read More ›