A small culinary brainwave

My food blog is now long gone, but I still cook. Last night’s ‘What the heck’s in the fridge?’ Invention Test, led to Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Mushrooms with Soured Cream. The recipe goes something like this: Half a bag of PSB, trimmed and steamed until tender Half a bag of mushrooms, fried over a high heat in olive oil and butter until starting to go a little golden Pop the cooked veggies into a bowl, squeeze a little lemon juice over them and season with salt and pepper. Give everything a good stir to coat and taste. Adjust lemon juice...

A Raspberry Pi is heading up my hi-fi – and how to set up the RPi with Volumio

But first, a little history. For more than a decade, I’ve been ripping my CDs and streaming music from a hard disk, USB drive or NAS (network attached storage) drive. From the first, the set-up sounded better than playing a CD – even through the same DAC. First Windows, then OS X My first experiments were with a Windows desktop, later followed by a MacBook and a couple of Mac minis and an iMac in various systems and configurations. Apple had established itself right through my home and business, with iTunes sitting at the centre of my musical life –...