I first became aware of capon at Oundle School, many, many years ago, but it was not until recently that I tasted it. Now I’m a fan.
Whether you pronounce this tasty baked offering ‘scone,’ rhyming with ‘tone’ or rhyming with ‘gone,’ your dialect will reveal exactly where you come from.
In the mundane wilderness of ideas that is February, I’ve been searching for better and better comfort food. Bubble and squeak, a traditional English dish, made from left-over potatoes and greens, tempts.
At the Toronto Boat Show for the first time in a decade and a half without owning a sail boat. I’m not sure if I’m happy I sold it or sad I […]
Growing up in London, England, I had never heard of a butter tart. Treacle tart, yes. An acquaintance at our local Annex coffee shop in Toronto lives in Paris. He was bemoaning […]
The festive balls on the two little Christmas trees outside our townhouse are finally decorated with snow, just in time for the New Year. But a different type of festive balls […]
Has is snowed at your house? Will you have a wonderful white Christmas? Christmas is a time to build happy memories. I remember, as a child, hearing the rich voice of Richard Burton […]
One of the benefits of international travel is duty free and visiting the whisky shops at most airports in Britain.
“Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson and driving through England’s pastures green, with spires looming on the horizon, I can see why.
It’s hard to find good bangers (English breakfast sausages to the uninitiated) in North America so I’ve been crossing England gorging on bangers and mash. Meanwhile toad-in-the-hole awaits the lucky diner!