Tag Archives: Sloe Gin

Pheasant with Sloes

Sloes are the fruit of the blackthorn bush (fairly common in northern Europe) and are little mini plums with an astringent taste. However, when used to infuse gin, the sloes impart a flavour like almonds and colour the drink ruby … Continue reading

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Slider

January 10th, 2014 I can remember going on a solo bus trip age 10, to Talley Ho Corner where I bought my first LP, The Slider by T-Rex. Fast forward many years and I’ve come across two more sliders – small burgers and my … Continue reading

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Sloe Gin

November 5th, 2012 While most of the country is outside burning Guy, I’m in the warm, drinking sloe gin from 2004. It’s my last bottle, so this year I’ve made some more. Sloes are the fruit of the blackthorn bush … Continue reading

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Chinese Pork and Mojama

July 14th, 2012 I had dinner at Amaia’s house this week and was thrilled and delighted when she served mojama as a starter. Mojama is salted tuna loin. Using a traditional Spanish method for curing and preserving  fish, the tuna is … Continue reading

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Festive Lunch

December 30th, 2011 I went to a large, 14 person lunch, at Sue’s house last Friday, the day before New Year’s Eve. Sue runs The Art of Puddings, so I knew that we were in for a feast! Sue cooked … Continue reading

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