I'm just browsing the March edition of CAMRA's Beer Matters magazine and it has a sad list of Sheffield pubs we've lost but which still stand and one of them, The Ball in Darnall, reminded me of one of my most personally embarassing, and chastening, experiences from my youth. By the mid 80s I was … Continue reading Bygone Pubs..But I’LL NEVER Forget!
Totally missed out the pics of the excellent curries at Mirpuri Tawa. The little grey cells are going. Anyway heres: Nihari The beautiful Goat Chicken Karahi
So another Sunday early evening and another trip out for a few cask ales followed by a curry. Friends and I have been doing this every Sunday (illness and holidays permitting) for over 17 years. We started off when the only curry houses in Sheffield not serving three pieces of meat in either oxtail or … Continue reading Mirpuri Tawa – Not a Madras in Sight Thank God!
Just eaten there. Review to follow but, as a pre cursor...book now it's awesome and it's rammed( even on a sunday)
I'm a happy, happy chappy today. I've spent the morning fettling round my pond and guess what greeted me?...totally unexpectedly I have to say. Not a frog or a newt but my clump of wild garlic, a sight for sore eyes and watering mouths if ever there was one! I got my "stash" of wild … Continue reading I’m just WILD about Garlic
Sometimes you just want something simple, and when you do, when you're cooking something pure and simple and gorgeous, the quality of the raw ingredients really is everything don't you think? Half an hour ago, I sat down to Rib Eye Steak, good chips and an egg, with a green salad. Sound a bit predictable … Continue reading Nice and easy does it..Every Time
As Max Bygraves used to say, "I wanna tell you a story". So here goes: "Once Upon A Time, many years ago, beer used to be brewed traditionally. Malt and water were boiled together, yeast was added then hops to bitter and flavour the beer. It was left to ferment in the vessel for the … Continue reading Craft Ale…or just plain Crafty??
My first post! As a proud Sheffielder and Yorkshireman, I thought I’d start by having a look at one of my current pet hates..messing about with Yorkshire puddings. Not only that but messing about by people who, as my late grandad would say, “knows nowt abaht owt weth knowin abaht”. I’m fed up of people […]