|Pancetta or bust
||Months, literally months after attending a curing and smoking course at River Cottage I got around to making some of my own pancetta. It was easy: the hard bit was worrying that I had made something that would make people sick, but this didn’t happen. These are the pics I took during the process. Tagged: […]
||When I was a teenager I had phases. There was the cars phase, then computers, followed by tropical fish and logically enough, girls. With middle age it appears that phases are coming back and this year’s seems to be charcuterie: eating, producing and consuming it. When you buy a new car, you suddenly notice how […]
|My kingdom for a Choucroute Garnie
||One man's quest to entertain himself with smoked pig products and fermented cabbage.
|In Our Time for Masons
||Suppose you have joined freemasonry recently and are working through the three ceremonies of initiation, passing and raising. You enjoy their uplifting admonitions to personal improvement and want further reading, as it were, to broaden your understanding of the ideas presented in the degrees as well as the intellectual currents that informed them. Reading, though, is so […]
||Reblogged from 21 Plus: We are holding a ceilidh for the whole family with a hog roast. Tickets are £10 for adults, £4 for children (under 16) and £25 for a family (2 adults and 2 children). All proceeds will go to 21 Plus our local support group for families who have a child with […]
|The Archers gets it right
||As a parent of a child with Down’s Syndrome (we prefer that term to “Down’s Syndrome child/person”) and occasional Archers listener I was impressed how sensitively the writers handled last week’s storyline involving a couple who are told that the child they are expecting will have Down’s Syndrome. In particular the way the consultant revealed […]
|The Hayes, Cardiff
||, a photo by Monnowman on Flickr.
||Campanula, a photo by Monnowman on Flickr.
|Wyesham from Penallt Church
||Wyesham, a photo by Monnowman on Flickr.
|Monmouth from The Kymin
||Monmouth, a photo by Monnowman on Flickr. A slightly fuzzy TrueHDR shot tweaked in Instagram.