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The eternal optimist...

iPhone Presto Pronto App

Another Google results listing for ‘Presto Pronto!’ caught my eye recently – a cookery app for those with a pressure cooker (possibly a hard-core minority today methinks?). I was taught how to use a pressure cooker by my Mum as part of … Continue reading

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Qype: Oyster Fishery Company Restaurant in Whitstable

Whitstable – Eating & Drinking – Restaurant – Seafood A truly fantastic venue but really over priced for very standard food. On both occasions we’ve had fun ‘luvvie’ spotting but ultimately you go there for the food and i found … Continue reading

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‘First came the bloggers…’

An interesting comment from the proprietor of a new restaurant: We opened on Thursday night after a burst of PR and advertising to announce the launch. First came the bloggers, followed on Friday by the first wave of critics and foodie … Continue reading

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Successful sourdough – a first!

It took the best part of a week all told but here in all it’s fermented glory is my very first sourdough loaf! Thanks to the numerous blogs (too  many researched to remember them all…) I managed to create a … Continue reading

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£5.99 Carvery at The Lion Of Kent

Mr Surridge prepares to demolish a lunchtime ‘snack’. Don’t be misled by the proportions, Chris is a veritable front-row barn door of a man and those ‘chipolatas’ on the edge of the plate are in fact full size Cumberland sausages. … Continue reading

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Superb slow-cooked Nehari beef curry

A Simon Hopkinson recipe that may get easily overlooked as it uses a packet spice mix as the base for the sauce. Put your foodie concerns aside – this is a superb curry and will fill the house with ‘genuine’ … Continue reading

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Roasted raspbery jam

Image via Wikipedia With a glut of raspberries to deal with the search for a great jam recipe revealed two very similar techniques – involving roasting the fruits in the oven. Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers in ‘River Cafe Cook … Continue reading

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