lots of chicken stock!

We had a roast chickie! last weekend, and as regular readers will know, we stretch that bird out. We had a stir fry, we had lentil dhal with chicken and spinach, we have a box full of bits of chicken to make a pie! tonight. So last over the past two days we have rendered…

pork and beans

I have a constant and ongoing battle with my freezer. I used at one point to have three freezers – the one in our USAnian fridge, a 3/4 height one out in the shed, and an under-counter sized one that lived under the stairs, and was entirely filled with minced oxcheek, which we bought in…

lunch 2 Sept 2010

We usually have crackers or bread for lunch, with cheese/cold meat/whatever, with the addition of soup in the colder weather. But occasionally, it’s nice to have something different. As I said, last night’s red cabbage turned out to be lentils when we got the lid off – why do gremlins get into my freezer and…

a tale of freezers

At one point, we had *three* freezers – the one in the big Amana USAnian behemoth in the kitchen, a tall one out in the shed, and a small one under the stairs which was used exclusively for frozen ox cheek, which we used to buy in huge bulk to feed the cats. Then the…

freezer consolidation

The new freezer has arrived, been unpacked, stowed under the stairs, left to stand, and then switched on till it’s properly cold. We have transferred everything from the old (bigger) freezer – of course there was far more stuff in there than we realised, and so some stuff has been left out to cook in…

planning ahead

Me and himself have been a bit unwell this week, and not up to cooking.  We are thus building up a bit of a glut of vegetables, and we are away this Saturday night, and Friday/Saturday/Sunday next weekend. I’ll cancel next week’s veg box, but we have about 6 courgettes, 4 red peppers (I foolishly…

I love my freezer …

It is the Summer; and thus it is cold, and raining, and generally bloody miserable, weather wise. In the fridge I have some peapods – mostly empty, because Pete got to the bowl of peas, but still. I have a plan for these pods tonight, which I shall reveal to you later. I need some…

not so much Reactive, as desperate

Having been diligent in using up absolutely everything before we went away, we found ourselves with hardly anything to eat when we returned on Friday night. We got home just after 7 p.m., and I’m ashamed to say we had a Chinese takeaway that night.  Pete manfully cycled off to North Street and got a…

frozen freezer

I had a quick scud through my Nibblous favourites this morning for some ideas, and decided on Balsamic Duck with Cep Lentils. We have all the ingredients in – the duck breasts were in the outside freezer. And when I went out to this frost free upright freezer, I was met with a sheet of…

clearing the freezer

We collected half a salt marsh lamb on Sunday, from www.thoroughlywildmeat.co.uk. We are collecting a quarter of a cow on Saturday, from www.dexterbeef.co.uk. This has caused some anxieties re freezer space, and thus we are eating a sort of lucky dip to try and make way for all this meat. This morning, I found half…