Why do we tweet what we eat?

Pastrami on rye

Whenever talking about social stuff I’m often delivered the same statement when it comes to micro-blogging platforms. “I haven’t got time for that. It’s just people tweeting their food.” There is often a tone of distain in the voice.  As if the complainant logged into Twitter, was tied to a chair and forced to look […]

FitBit Ultra – Mini Review

FitBit Ultra

I’ve logged well over a million steps since February and for the first few months the FitBit never left my body. Day and night it was working. In the day It logged my activity and at night my inactivity. I soon got bored of clipping it onto the little sweatband that was required if you […]

006 – Bake a Sourdough Loaf

The finished sourdough loaf

It was meeting Tom Herbert at the Do Lectures that inspired me to have a go at baking sourdough. And it was Tom who gave me a jar of 57 year old (55 years old in 2010) sourdough to take home and try. Luckily it came with a handy recipe card with all I would […]

002 – Eat in a Ukrainian Restaurant


The years are mounting up this side of my Granddads death and as well as the conversational glimpses into my family history, I find myself missing the food we would eat. He loved his food. In his final years, housebound and slowly going blind, conversation, food and the radio were his only real pleasures. My […]

Download this app. It will make the world a better place.

The LoveFresh App will change your life and the lives of those around you. All you have to do is embrace the passion obviously evident in it’s creators and use it.  A bold statement I know, but I rarely get excited about something this much. It’s just good all the way to it’s core. [Pun intended] Disclaimer: […]

Woodland Ways Bushcraft and Survival

Me with a Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet Last weekend I was in the woods in Derbyshire on a short Bushcraft course with Woodland Ways. Due to an extremely cold weather front sweeping in and scaring off the other people who’d booked, myself and a…

Noodle Bar

Get Stuck In – #Open09

Nonna Makes Borscht

The stew like soup, Borscht can be found all over the world. Originating in Ukraine It’s regularly found it’s way to my table having either being cooked by my Ukrainian Grandfather and now after he has passed away, his wife, my Italian Grandmother. I call her Nonna. The dish has many different variations. I enjoy […]

The Perfect Boiled Egg