I'm Pete: Primary school teacher, writer/blogger. My wife Ali and I live in South Oxfordshire. I am fascinated by what is available locally and seasonally and hope to be able to share that with you here.
Here I go, again...
So, here we go! I've ummed and aahed and I've aahed and ummed for a very long time now, but when you are a few runs past your half century the time for umming and aahing has to stop! So, from here on in are my personal ramblings on food. The buying, making and consuming (and reading and writing) in all forms about food. I have no personal axe to grind about what you must eat this month or what to avoid for ever. I don't follow any particular 'lifestyle' diet or endorse particular 'celeb' chefs/cooks/nutrionists. What I want to share with you is my love, and it is a love of food (yes it truly does satisfy my soul!). I realise this goes deep down (don't worry this is not my therapy page, I shan't go into how my father had no patience to show me how an engine worked in his shed, but my mother had all the time in the world to show me how to chop onions, and how this contributed to my need to show love by cooking enormous amounts of food for every visitor to the house. Ok, I guess I just did do that, but that's it, for now). Thinking about it that could make for an interesting debate on one of these pages, but I'll think on about that.
So what can you expect? Well there will be the odd recipe of mine, quite a few not belonging to me, restaurant reviews, product reviews and topics that just, on any given day, I might feel need to be broached. (Oh and I will not be able to resist song lyrics and titles in my headings, sorry! Just to make it a little more interesting I'll post the relevant music video to go with it, indulge me for goodness sake!)
And that's it! (As I write this, tucked away in a corner of paradise just outside of Toulon, I get a text message from my 19 yr old son. "What could I use instead of cranberries in the Biscotti I'm about to make?". Shortly followed by "Do we have any sumac? I want to make a Fattoush for my friends tonight!". I refer you to the comments I made little earlier! Good lad!
As James Joyce once said “Though their life was modest, they believed in eating well.” I second that emotion!
Oh yes, about me.. Primary School teacher, husband, father, ukulele player, Trustee of the very unique Henley Youth Festival. Think that's enough