Tag Archives: English

The British Are Coming!

I’ve often been impressed and surprised by the excellent recipes from the BBC’s food section.  Forgetting that the days of dull, unimaginative English cuisine are long gone and chefs like Jamie Oliver are showing Americans a thing or two. I … Continue reading

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Monkey 47 – Gin and Sin

Monkey 47 gin comes from the Black Forest in Germany.  This gin was created by a retired British commander who settled in Germany’s Northern Black Forest.  Missing his favorite alcohol, he experimented and distilled a gin made from 47 different … Continue reading

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Cullen Skink Chez Moi

The last 3 weeks have been horrendous and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight.   I won’t/can’t tell you about it but my lovely husband has brought me home to Sens and will be joining me in … Continue reading

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Jamie’s Fish, Chips and Mushy Peas

This morning Daisy at Cool Cook Style http://coolcookstyle.com/ informed me that my blog had been featured at What’s Cook In http://www.whatscook.in/articles/what-weve-been-reading-3091/.   Mah-velous!  Thank you Daisy.  Thank you What’s Cook In!  Okay, one more Jamie from the budget issue.  Only 1 pound 19 … Continue reading

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Duck Breast with Sweet Potato Hash Browns

This was really supposed to be duck breast with a sweet potato rosti, or so the people at BBC said http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/roastduckwithsweetpo_84214. I have to say, it tasted very good but I think they should have included eggs or something else besides corn starch … Continue reading

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English Toffee

I’m not a big sweets eater.  I think it was childhood overload.  My parents always had a lot of parties, and when the guests arrived they would always bring cookies, Hostess cupcakes, Twinkies, candies and soft drinks for us.  I’m … Continue reading

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Lancashire Hot Pot

Frugal http://frugalfeeding.wordpress.com/ gave me the idea for this post, a lamb and potato casserole. The recipe uses both lamb neck and kidneys. It drives me insane when I burn things.   It doesn’t look nice nor appetizing. This happened because instead of hanging … Continue reading

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