Foodies Heaven

Welcome to Foodies Heaven. My love of food started at an early age, cooking with my Grandmother baking cakes.  My grandparents had a large garden that my uncle grew many kinds of vegetables in along with the green house where I used to go and sit with the salt from the kitchen happily eating the…

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BBQ Sauce Pulled Turkey Legs

Christmas BBQ Sauce Pulled Turkey Legs   It is that time of year and to make a change from cold turkey sandwiches, cold meat and pickles and the obvious of turkey curry which I have nothing against this year I am doing something different with the legs off my bird.  If you are getting your…

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Southern fried chicken

The only fast food I have really eaten and one that since I started to eat only free range meat that I actually miss is fried chicken, everyone loves fried chicken with that crispy crunchy coating and moist tender chicken inside, picking the bones to get the last morsels of meat from them.  For one…

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Slow cooked flank steak chilli

Slow cooked flank steak chilli   Another visit to my favourite farm shop and another gift off Dillys, two large pieces of flank steak the last flank I had from them I flash fried and it was amazing.  The idea for this comes from Marcus Bawdon another outdoor cooking lover and an inspiration on the…

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BBQ for Charity

Meat Fire and Beer   Well not being one to do things by half I though I know an easy way to raise a few quid for charity I will have a BBQ and have a few mates over. What was planned as a”BBQ” turned in to a cooking marathon with 16 hour smoked beef…

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Perfect Chips

Deep fried perfect chips Proper chips not skinny little fries from fast food outlets but chunky deep-fried in beef dripping chips just like we had as kids. There are only a few steps to perfect chips number one is your choice of potato a good floury potato is best for chips so you can not…

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Charity BBQ

  So as the season for cooking outdoors comes to an end for the majority of people and as Summer drifts in to Autumn I decided that I was going to have a bit of an end of season party in the garden.  As most people who know me are aware when I cook in…

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Pulled Beef Brisket

It is not every day that you do food for your step daughters wedding, most people go to weddings to eat food and party.  I spent 16 hrs the day before and a few hours on the actual day of the wedding cooking, not your standard wedding buffet of chicken drumsticks and sausage rolls but…

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Four Chillies Chilli

Having a large amount of the shin of beef left from yesterdays Sunday dinner there was an easy decision made for me I adore chilli and chillies in general, it is said that they have an addictive property, chillies are addictive. peppers contain capsaicin, a natural chemical that sends a burning sensation from the nerve endings…

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Slow Cooked Shin of Beef

On the way to collect my little girl from school yesterday I decided to pop into the local farm shop as it is only 2 minutes from the school and I was early for her, I buy my bacon from the shop and generally 99% of my beef, they breed Devon Reds which produce fantastic…

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What is the Paleo Diet

When i post pictures to Facebook or twitter friends often say how the hell is what you are eating a diet, first I tell them it is not a diet.  Diets do not and never will work they are in general short-term with short results, how many know people who have been on weightwatcher’s etc…

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