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In July I visited Petty Harbour, a fishing village in Newfoundland near St John’s. There were at least 20 fishing boats of all sizes alongside their “stages”. I was invited to see a youth project called ‘Fishing for Success’, and … Continue reading
Skate – or now we call them ray – wings. These are the fish species that are most common and therefore sustainable and mainly caught in the Westcountry. You may have noticed that after “Masterchef ” programme the BBC … Continue reading
The delicious dish below is traditionally cooked for family celebrations on Easter Sunday. Salt Cod, Basque Style – Bacalao a la Vizcaina – 4 servings. Ingredients. 450g/1lb dried salt cod or pollack. 2 medium onions, finely chopped. 3 tbsp. olive … Continue reading
A belated happy and prosperous 2017 to everyone. This year I plan to visit the fish festivals in Devon and along the north coast – there will be 3 spaces in my car, so come along. Please contact me or … Continue reading
Here’s a recipe for Christmas Eve or parties with friends and family. This is based on Darina Allen’s Simply Delicious Christmas book and is rather retro as it was originally written in 1989! (and reprinted in 2002). Ingredients for … Continue reading
Here is a recipe from Rachel Allen Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland -more from them next month after I visit! Preservation recipe when Herrings are glutting from Clovelly this month – Pickled Herrings. 12 fresh herrings 600ml Vinegar 110g/4oz Sea … Continue reading
I visited Brixham Fishstock 2016 on 10th September and sampled the fantastic choice of fish street food stalls and pop up cafes. I ate salt and pepper cuttlefish with chilli sauce, freshly made local Devon fish sushi and Prawn Mac. … Continue reading
This month I thought a recipe from Brazil was appropriate – Olympics on their way! Brazil is famous for their BBQ restaurants – Churrascarias – where huge portions of meat are served. This recipe is good for any ”meaty” … Continue reading
It’s funny how Facebook opens up all sorts of windows and lets us see inside other people’s lives. The latest “7 facts that you may not know about me” has resulted in this article. My mother, Julianna Ibolya Homolya, left … Continue reading
Red Velvet Cake. Easy, super moist, melt-in-your mouth soft with a light chocolatey red velvet taste – decadent, delicious and delightful ! Ingredients – Cake 250g plain flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda. 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon … Continue reading
Runner Bean Chutney (revised, tested, and approved !) Recipe from Bideford Country market, Bideford Market. 2lb Runner beans, chopped or sliced 4 or 5 onions 1.5 pints vinegar 8oz. demerara sugar 0.5 tablespoon cornflour 0.5 tablespoons turmeric 1 tablespoons dried … Continue reading
I am not suggesting that you rush out onto the foreshore to start collecting and make your own Laver, but it shows you the lengths mothers generally went to, to feed their families. If you were to accept the media … Continue reading
A nice old fashioned recipe for pancakes (courtesy of Blazeys Mill St.) Makes 8 pancakes INGREDIENTS 190 g plain flour 3.5 tspbaking powder 0.5 tsp salt 1 tbsp caster sugar 295 ml milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg 45 … Continue reading
250g soft butter 250g light muscavado sugar 4 eggs 250g self raising flour 250g raisins 250g sultanas 125 g glacé cherries, halved 1tsp mixed spice 1 tbsp brandy Grease an 8″ tin and line the base with greaseproof paper. Combine … Continue reading