Dreaming of Barcelona

 

This recent spate of horrible weather has me reminiscing about my trip to Barcelona from earlier in the year. While it may not have been “crackin’ the flags “ as we say up north, it was definitely warmer than it is at the moment. Rain or shine Barcelona is a wonderful city, with its mix of winding gothic back streets and architecture blended with modern large open pedestrianised spaces, it is truly beautiful. And If you’re a fan of shopping this place is mecca. For more info on that you may want to check out my partners blog here.

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Homemade Fish and Chips

 

Friday is my favourite day of the week and not just because we say goodbye to 5 days at work but because of our weekly tradition. I don’t know if subconsciously my catholic roots are coming through but Friday is now officially Fish and Chip day. As soon as I pick up the kids from school they’re pestering to get to the chippy. This week though I thought we’d have a bit of a change and have a go at doing it myself.

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Fillet Steak and Triple Cooked Chips

 

About 38 years ago (3 years before I was born) a frozen food company from Canada created a product that would revolutionise tea time in Great Britain forever. From its manufacturing site in Scarborough, McCain frozen foods began to produce the first frozen oven chips. My older brother and sisters told me of the day my dad returned from the supermarket clutching this amazing new culinary invention. From that day forward the chip pan was banished to the bin, so apart from a visit to the local chippy, I would never get to taste a proper deep fried potato.

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Yorkshire pudding

 

So it’s finally here, my first post! One of the reasons it’s taken me so long to get my blog up and running was that I couldn’t decide what to write about first. It had to be about something that meant something to me and as a proud Yorkshireman there was only one real option, the mighty Yorkshire Pudding.

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