WISH I HADNT PULLED A LARGE PIECE OF TOPSIDE OUT NOW AND A PIECE OF PORK BUT NEW YRS DAY WILL BE GOOD. MUSSELS AND WHITE WINE N CREAM FOR TEA WITH A CRUSTY TIGER LOAF , MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Monday, 21 November 2011
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Yes its that time of yr again and I have had to work hard to find these black peas this yr.Black peas are a northern thing , in Rochdale , Oldham and Bury they are called black peas , in Yorkshire they might call them parch peas , let me tell you on a cold november night usually bonfire night 5th november it is tradition to eat black peas served in a cup with vinegar ,salt and if you feel spicy a bit of pepper.
Now I know a few of you southerners probably havnt heard of them but a northern delicacy they are. I remember when i was a kid (early seventies) a guy would come round on a friday night on an old converted ice-cream bicycle selling them , ringing his bell shouting Black Peas , Black peas. He must have done alright out of it we took our own cups out to him and he progressed to an old van at one point( just read his name was Arthur White ).
This is a tradition I would rather not see die out so here it is how to make them.
Take a large saucepan and half fill with water , add teaspoon bicarb , add peas , cover , see easy isnt it , leave them for 12 - 24 hrs then rinse and refill the pan with water leaving out the bicarb. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 1 1/2 - 3 hrs depending on consistency required . Although I would make them a bit hard the first day because they taste better warmed up next day and the juice is thicker too. Add salt n vinegar to taste , see simple , even even kids could do it .
I will add some photos of them cooking soon and hopefully some of me eating them ...
Dont forget its northern tradition , it needs passing onto the next generations.
It seems these little lovelys are hard to find so a quick google search came up with this company http://www.countryproducts.co.uk/carlin-peas.html £1.09 for 500g , happy eating...............
Monday, 24 October 2011
Saturday, 22 October 2011
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Monday, 10 October 2011
Dont these bins look awful at the end of our paths (these arent mine I pull mine 100yds when the binmen come), and to top it all off they sent us a small brown food waste bin to be emptied every 7 days . These councils are making our once nice areas look like some sort of waste processing plant.By the way these are one persons bins and this picture is repeated down the street.
Sunday, 9 October 2011
Friday, 23 September 2011
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Sunday, 28 August 2011
Sunday, 21 August 2011
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Well been to the Malthouse , a sister restaurant to the Turnpike in Rishworth , junction 22 M62. I must say the starter of chicken liver parfait was excellent as was the orange and cinnamon cheesecake I had for a sweet BUT and here it comes , a pepper sauce tasting of lemons completely ruined my medium T-bone steak. Well I say medium it was uncooked mainly and tasted like it had been cooked in a deep fat fryer . Im sorry malthouse but it was bad with a capital B. in future I will go to the Turnpike its a little more expensive but at least I enjoy it . UPDATE>>>>>>>> THE MALTHOUSE HAS SENT US A VOUCHER FOR A MEAL FOR TWO AFTER HEARING OF OUR EXPERIENCE.....THANK YOU