Sailing, Swimming and Scenery. East Coast Cruising, July 2019

How much fun can you have on your own boat without going too far, or spending too much money? This was what I wanted to find out. The weather looked perfect, Ranger’s fridge was stuffed with food, and we had 30 bottles of wine on board together with Gin, Brandy and Whisky. No ghastly airport…

PIGEON BREAST SALAD

It starts with a glorious view out of the bathroom window one sunny Saturday in March. Then a pigeon comes to eat the blossom on my Mirabelle tree.Then a friend comes to join in. Pigeon breast salad is now on the menu. Incredibly easy to make, you just poach the skinned breasts gently in oil…

Baking Bread in the Aga

I have realised that most commercially available bread, and nearly all strong bread flours sold for home baking, contain flour that has such powerful gluten ,that it is no surprise that it really can upset one’s digestion. Have you ever noticed that when you wash up after making bread, there is always a nasty gloopy…