Too much eating out, too many ready meals (shame on me) and easy stand-bys

Hmm. MOB started so well, but last weekend we were away at a wedding in Dorset, and this week business has had me working evenings and most of the weekend… So not much to talk about on the cooking front. Even a cooking fiend like myself gets overwhelmed and to the stage where he can’t really think about making something really nice. So, last week we had Sunday lunch in a very nice place in Swanage. If you find yourself in that neck of the woods, try the simple fresh food at the Moonlight Bistro. They were kind enough to...

Sussex food

We were due to be in Cornwall for this bank holiday weekend, visiting family. For reasons not for this blog, we haven’t got away. But the visit got me to thinking about the food I’d be eating when we were there. Pasties, of course. Proper meaty, peppery Cornish Pasties. And there’s all the fish, I guess raised in popularity by the activities of Rick Stein and his Padstow-based empire. Two of the most memorable meals of recent years have been an Asian-flavoured sea bass in a restaurant right on the beach at Newquay, and the calamari and chips (oooh, what...