Drinks

Chestnut Milk

28th December 2013

  This recipe is mainly targeted at vegans and those unfortunate souls that are lactose intolerant. I should warn you that whilst I do enjoy Chestnut milk it’s lack of animal fat makes it a […]

Drinks

Chestnut Brandy

28th December 2013

  Chestnut Brandy is a fantastic present to give someone at Christmas time. You can get away with using a cheaper brandy here so don’t start reaching for that special bottle of Armagnac.     […]

Smoking

Hangikjöt Recipe – Icelandic Christmas Lamb

22nd December 2013

One of the main reasons for initially building my smoker was to try and attempt unusual dishes that one wouldn’t normally come across.   Hangikjot certainly falls into that category. It’s a traditional Christmas dish […]

Recipes

How to make Chestnut Flour

21st December 2013

Like most chestnut related products chestnut flour costs a fortune. Fortunately it can be made at home pretty cheaply. Unfortunately peeling the little blighters can be an intensely traumatic experience.  You have been warned.   […]

Recipes

Laver Butter

6th December 2013

Seaweed; it tastes great, it’s incredibly good for you and its often completely free. So why don’t we eat it that much? The English have historically been pretty rubbish about eating seaweed but this trend […]

Recipes

Raspberry Turkish Delight

2nd December 2013

  A great way of using up a glut raspberries and an interesting recipe which can surprise people. You can substitute in blackberries in this recipe or you can go down the traditional route and […]

Recipes

Smoked Mackerel Pate

2nd December 2013

Often unfairly labelled a ‘retro classic’ by foodie twats, this dish will stand up on its own as a dinner party starter or just hide it in the fridge for an indulgent snack. I’ve tried […]

Smoking

Smoked Mackerel Recipe

19th November 2013

Home smoked mackerel takes no time at all, tastes amazing and can be done without any shop bought equipment. If you need any tips on how to make a hot smoker please read this article […]

Smoking

How to Make a Hot Smoker

30th October 2013

Building a hot smoker is much easier than making a cold smoker. In fact I would hazard a guess that you probably have all the equipment sitting at home right now. There are many different […]

Recipes

Potted Crayfish

30th August 2013

Potting is a centuries old technique from the north of England originally used to preserve sea food. Refrigeration has made this method redundant but much like bacon, its incredible flavour has kept it on the […]