Food and drink.
a gardener and someone who had the privilege of living in both France and Italy,
I have an appreciation for good food. I like natural ingredients and wherever
possible I would prefer to eat truly organic food. I used to keep chickens and
where I live there is an abundance of fresh salmon, sea trout and trout. I also
grow soft fruit. I enjoy cooking and these are a few simple recipes I feel I
have managed to master. My partner is an excellent cook and between us I think
we manage to eat well without over indulging. We all know it's a fast food world
we live in and most people don't have the time to cook proper meals. I feel they
have lost out on the most pleasurable side of life.
I would be interested to hear from anyone who can
cook freshwater fish. I like a sea trout filleted and lightly fried in butter
with a good seasoning of salt and freshly ground black pepper. My favourite fish
meal is potted herrings. I have tried various recipes and I always seem to go
back to the ordinary methods my mother used to make. I'd also be grateful to
hear from anyone with any ideas on how to make the best of gooseberries.
I have dabbled in wine and beer making to such an
extent that I have very little appreciation for bought beers or cheaper wines. I
love red wine and I would like to buy a vine to grow in a small greenhouse. I
would be grateful to hear from anyone in a similar climate who grows their own
grapes and makes their own red wine.
Below are a few of my favourite recipes.
|Chicken and Tarragon pie|
|Leek and Potato soup|
|Raspberry or Strawberry Sauce|