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STIR-UP SUNDAY

Posted on 25th Nov 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Cook And Eat


Last Sunday was “Stir up Sunday”. If you have no idea what that means, you can relax; I would like to say you are in good company as until recently I didn’t either.
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Great Cheese and Cider Matches

Posted on 21st Nov 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Cook And Eat


Why the world’s best restaurants don’t have cider matches on their cheese menus is becoming increasingly more mysterious to me. What is on offer to go with a cheese platter tends to be a one size fits all sweet wine or a port.
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The Theory of Cheese and Cyder

Posted on 18th Nov 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Cook And Eat


As anyone who has done any statistics will know, to prove a theory you have to set out to disprove it. It’s called the negative hypothesis, and you keep on at it until you have failed enough times to prove that the theory is actually right.
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Guy Fawkes

Posted on 4th Nov 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Cook And Eat


Most of us know Guy Fawkes as an effigy burnt on bonfires everywhere across the UK on November 5th – Bonfire Night; usually accompanied by fireworks, you would be hard pushed to find a child in this country who doesn’t know about it. Too bad it now seems to be playing an ever more second fiddle – certainly effort wise – to the imported trick or treat antics of Hallowe’en. Not enough sweets on offer from Guido’s night I guess.
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How to handle the marrow onslaught

Posted on 13th Sep 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Cook And Eat, Cook & Eat


​Here’s the scenario; you’re going away for a long weekend and do a quick reconnaissance and strip pick of the veg garden to make sure nothing will go off in your absence. You also check the courgettes, as you have done every day for the last few days. They’re still not really the right size, and given they have been moving at what seems like glacial pace on the size front, you leave them, confident that upon your return they will be perfect for any number of delightful courgette based dishes.
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Quick Garden Pickles

Posted on 26th Aug 2016 by Henry Chevallier Guild in Cook And Eat


​It’s the time of the year when all that hard work in the veg garden starts to pay back big time. Well, when I say all that hard work, I mean mainly all Lizzie’s hard work. And now our bounteous harvest is coming in, the kitchen has become a whirr of activity as we feast on the fruits of Lizzie’s labour.
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