Homegrown Leeks

I have grown leeks in my vegetable garden following the advice of Top Veg and the results have been good. I am just harvesting the final leeks and I am wondering how I will prepare them. Many of the leeks have been boiled or steamed and served with the traditional roast dinner. On occasion I … Read more

Pork Leg Joint With Apricot Stuffing From The Blue Pig Company

Preparation Cooked in a roasting tin for 3 hours in a hot aga. Cooked in a little water and own juices. Rubbed olive oil and salt onto skin to make the crackling. Served with roast potatoes (locally grown), butternut squash mash, home-grown carrots & leeks, runner beans and gravy made from the juices. Verdict Meat … Read more

Classic Pork Sausages From The Blue Pig Company

Preparation · Cooked in roasting tin for 30 minutes in a hot aga. · Served with cheesey mashed potatoes and baked beans. Verdict · No fat came out when cooked. · Colour of the cooked meat was not pink when cut into but a light brown colour. · The sausages browned well on the outside … Read more

Pork Chops From The Blue Pig Company

Preparation Cooked in roasting tin for 45 minutes in a hot aga. Cooked in own juices. Browned the chops on both sides. Served with mashed potatoes, carrots and gravy. Verdict Browned well Moist Tender Succulent Flavoursome Excellent meaty taste Crackling on chops without having to prepare for crackling! Comments My husband commented after the first mouthful, … Read more

How To Test If An Egg Is Fresh

There are two ways to check if an egg is fresh. 1. A fresh egg is heavy because none of it’s moisture has evaporated through the shell, so if you put a fresh egg in a bowl of water it will sink to the bottom. A less fresh egg will rise in the water because of … Read more

Pork & Apple Sausages From The Blue Pig Company

Preparation Cooked in roasting tin for 30 minutes in a hot aga with a little water in the bottom of the tin. Served with mashed potatoes, peas and onion gravy. Verdict No fat came out when cooked. The hint of apple flavour made the sausages tasty. Addition of apple to sausages provided a sweet flavour. … Read more