Duck with plums and port

Duck breasts were on special offer when I went shopping - a perfect choice, therefore, for a mid-week...

Cambridge Winter Ale Festival

The little brother of the third-biggest beer festival in the country, Cambridge CAMRA's Winter Ale Festival takes...

Flavia Sumatran blend

For coffee at the lab, an oft-required commodity, the easiest choice is the Flavia machine in the...

M&S cheeses

Marks and Sparks do a rather nice line in cheeses. As well as the usual cheddars, soft...

A flourish of finishes

I was intending to end dinner at the Waterside simply - with a cup of a coffee...

Marmalade at breakfast

The very nice people at Dorset Cereals were kind enough to satiate my cereal-based desires by sending...

Pumpkin “stir fry”

I was beginning to think I didn't actually like pumpkin: I'd made two kinds of soup with...

Chinese-style dinner

There were pre-cooked prawns, and two hungry people. In no overall order, I made three dishes. For...

Sausage supper

The sausages were from Sainsburys' Taste The Difference range - Toulouse, in this case, made with pork,...

Not the Cafe Paradiso cookbook

Perhaps somewhat more portable than my other christmas present, I was given a book by vegetarian restaurateur...

Castle nights

Wiltshire's Hopback Brewery is best known for their Summer Lightning, but they do make other beers! Crop...

Otter Bright

Otter Bright, from Devon's Otter Brewery, was a pleasant drnk to enjoy whilst watching yet more Christmas...
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