The Idiot Gardener

WARNING: This site contains information on gardening, brewing, curing meat,

building shit and hunting, all done in a piss-poor manner. It is not suitable for the

feeble-minded, the weak and lame, those of a nervous disposition, vegans and

vegetarians (and those other ones that only eat fish and the occasional bacon

sandwich - I think they're called 'hypocrites'), those who practice any

manner of folk singing or dancing, people named Colin or fans of Barry Gibb.

Shallot Grenades – Reducing the Glut

I’d imagine that having dinner with Neil Armstrong would be very dull, notwithstanding the fact that he’s as dead as the proverbial doornail. No,..

Bourbon Love Hearts

Some say food is just fuel for the body, but Bourbon Love Hearts can be the fuel of love too. No, really, they can. What do you mean, ‘prove it’?..

Criadillas braised in red wine

In Spain, they call them criadillas. In the States they are often referred to as Rocky Mountain Oysters. Where I was brought up, they were called bull’s..

Wusthof Classic Knives Review

If you’re experienced in the artistry of the charcutiere, then – to be honest, and as is already obvious – you’ll learn next to nothing..

Paddyfield Pork

I’ve eaten a lot of stuff all over the world, but for me the best food, the food I feel most at home with, is Vietnamese.¬†Unless you visit Viet Nam, or..

Soda bread

During my last post (the last entry on this blog, not an episode of bugle-playing on some far and distant battle field), I mentioned home made soup and soda..

The Sardine Solution

Okay, you might think that a picture of the sea is a pretty poor start to a post about Sardines, but as I have decided to only use my own photography..

Darling, you look radishing!

If you were a young lady in the Western world, and some upset befell you such as finding your boyfriend in bed with your sister, or worse wearing your clothes..

Glut, be gone (the Rocket solution)

I love Rocket, I really do. I love it so much that I planted two lots, Salad Rocket for the cooler Spring months, and the more heat tolerant Wild Rocket for..

My beef with vegans

A recent comment by Edith Hope dragged up a memory long buried, which might explain my utter impatience with those that shun the meat. Edith commented that Mrs..


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