Food

Food is not just a necessity for life, it enhances and enriches our lives. I love every aspect of food… not just eating it! I love cooking, and growing things, I love recipe books and cookery programmes, I love talking about food, reading restaurant menus… but most of all, sitting round a table in good company enjoying a wonderful meal!

And for lunch today…

I’m getting quite boring really… I had a reduced version of this for breakfast; lunch was rye crackers, green pesto, cucumber, celery, tomatoes, feta cheese, spring onions, fig and pomegranate balsamic vinegar, Greek olive oil, Greek basil, rock salt and ground pepper. I will have something different for dinner!

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As good as it looks… no, better!

I’d not heard of this cheese before but was attracted by the little ceramic pot and by the fact it was reduced in price as it was coming up to its sell-by date… I won’t leap onto my sell-by date and best-before hobbyhorse, that’s for another time… Anyway I bought this cheese… It has a very pleasant smell, strong, but not as […]

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The great debate

When I was teaching as part of the English syllabus, students had to debate and discuss.  I tried to choose topics which they would find interesting and engaging and have some opinion on. I tried all the usual topics, capital punishment, abortion, student grants, religion… I tried local issues, what should happen to the Tropicana, should Weston have a skate-park, should they build the Severn barrage… I tried […]

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