Day 339 – Favourite Watering Hole…

This is indeed one of our favourite pub/restaurants. It’s about a 20 min drive away, but has great food and a very warm and friendly atmosphere. We always take visitors from outside the UK here as it is the epitome of an English pub.

Combermere Arms, Burleydam – iPhone

Day 324 – Croque Monsieur…

We are great fans of Masterchef and watch every episode. Last night, Marcus Wareing set the contestants a challenge to cook a traditional Croque Monsieur – essentially a cooked ham, cheese and cheese sauce sandwich, so I decided to have a go and try it myself tonight. Remembering the method from last night it didn’t turn out too badly…

Croque Monsieur – iPhone

Day 245 – By Joule’s It’s Good…

A small celebration called for today, so off for a quick drink and something to eat at our favourite pub in town. This is my beer of choice, the dark and rich ‘Slumbering Monk’. Goes down very well with Steak & Ale Pie!

Slumbering Monk – iPhone XR

Day 220 – Chicken Tonight…

Our take on Beer Can Chicken… Chicken was rubbed with Jack Daniels BBQ glaze, and allowed to marinate for a couple of hours before being set up on the BBQ with cola instead of beer inside. With vegetables around the outside and the grill running at around 180°, it took about an hour and a half to cook and was delicious!

BBQ Chicken- iPhone XR

Day 106 – Red or White?…

A very tasty pasta, salmon and broccoli bake for supper tonight, thanks to my better half. Custom suggests white wine with fish dishes, but other than for a lunchtime aperitif on a sunny day, I much prefer red, so red it was… What’s your preference?

Salmon pasta bake – iPhone XR