Category: Gastric Juices

Commentary on matters of the stomach.

Dorset Preparations

At last, after a long wait and an even longer winter, ‘t was time to wake up our hibernating Billy Bailey from his storage field and make preparations for two weeks in Dorset. I actually collected him on Friday so

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The Power of Television

I run Google Analytics on my web site, more out of evil curiosity than anything else. It’s not as if I’m trying to sell anything so I don’t need to know anything about “conversion rates”, whatever they are. It’s just

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Bringing Home the Water

Well, we’re back for our first full day back at home after a wonderful trip around France and feeling a little cool. The larder was bare so we popped out shopping to get supplies. Carol fancied something warming and suggested

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Flaming Frustrating

If you possess only one barbecue, it should be a Weber 22½ inch kettle. There’s just something quite impressive, for those who’ve not seen it, in extracting a golden brown, hickory-smoked whole 15lb turkey from beneath the lid of your

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Mr Broccoli Head

Our recent trip to California was, considering that we think of ourselves as being familiar with the country, a little different. Whereas most of our trips have been on business and, therefore, hotel and restaurant based, this trip was almost

International Tomato Convention

We have just returned from a more-extensive-than-usual shopping trip at our local Morrisons supermarket where there appeared to have been convened an international tomato convention. I was somewhat stunned to see, amongst the various shaped and sized delegates (cherry, plum,

Chinese Food Made Easy?

Yesterday evening I spotted a new cookery programme on BBC2 called Chinese Food Made Easy, so I thought I should give it a try. This was the third in a series and was concentrating on seafood in Scotland so, being

Game for a Laugh

We used to have a very good butcher in Leighton Buzzard called Downhams. Regrettably for us, some time ago the very pleasant chap who ran it, Owen, stopped doing so and retired (I think). What made it stand out from

Plethora of Parsley

Morrisons supermarket seems to sell parsley by the ton. On Saturday, I needed some to sprinkle onto my Merluza a la Plancha and to mix into the accompanying Spring Vegetables. That left me about 19cwt (19 hundredweight, for those unfamiliar

International Gastroblog

I’ve spent a somewhat frustrating morning trying to make various blogging clients upload blog entries with WordPress “Tags” associated with them. All to no avail, regrettably. The only way I seem to be able to get a tag on a


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