Horses’ Nostrils, Giant Pink Bananas and a Recipe for Success

The days are long enough now for me to finish feeding my livestock in daylight after market on a Thursday. I hate trying to carry bales of hay over electric fences on soft ground in the dark, it's a recipe for disaster but I like finishing work in the twilight because we are on a … Continue reading Horses’ Nostrils, Giant Pink Bananas and a Recipe for Success

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Gothic Seethed Beef

This is a good meal to cook on a cold, wet day, because you can keep going indoors to check on it. At breakfast time, crush some star anise, either in a pestle and mortar or with a rolling pin, (pieces will shoot all over the kitchen. Don't worry, this is normal,) and break up … Continue reading Gothic Seethed Beef

Toby’s Red Sauce for Pan-Fried Duck Breast

So far, my articles have been short, pithy and brief. (I looked “pithy” up in the Oxford Dictionary. It means “Condensed, terse, or containing much pith”, which presumably means that I have been giving the pith rather than taking it, which is good, as I suspect nobody is actually reading these articles.) I am going … Continue reading Toby’s Red Sauce for Pan-Fried Duck Breast