Lunch at The Jervis Arms in Onecote

There’s nothing better than lunch out in a lovely cosy country pub. Most recently we decided to to visit The Jervis Arms in Onecote, Staffordshire. We drove through the beautiful rolling countryside of The Peak District to arrive out our destination. (Photo taken from www.jervis-arms.co.uk gallery). The pub is situated in the village of Onecote on the banks of the River Hamps and named after Admiral Jervis … Continue reading Lunch at The Jervis Arms in Onecote

A Lebanese Feast

We, The Fiendish Foodies, enjoy food from all over the world and love creating a variety of dishes of the chosen countries’ cuisine. Lebanese food is definitely up there on our list of favourites! Lebanese cuisine is often meat based, typically lamb or beef served with fresh and fragrant salads consisting of grains and pulses which are highly flavoursome with the addition of lots of … Continue reading A Lebanese Feast

Sourdough bread attempt 2… chapter 5!

So the first attempt at sourdough bread was fairly successful. Good crust and tasted delicious. The only issue was the shape. It rose really well but when it came to turning it out, it lost its structure and spread across the baking tray creating a rather flat loaf. The Fiendish Foodies are always looking at ways to improve so I did some research and tried … Continue reading Sourdough bread attempt 2… chapter 5!

The importance of seasonal eating and a recipe for spatchcocked chicken with chickpeas and asparagusp

Alongside cooking and eating, we,  The Fiendish Foodies are interested in and feel it’s important to discuss all areas relating to food. As mentioned in our introductory post we touched on our own personal issues with food and we have also discussed food waste. Another topic close to our hearts is seasonal eating. We feel that seasonal eating is important for several reasons. Firstly, produce … Continue reading The importance of seasonal eating and a recipe for spatchcocked chicken with chickpeas and asparagusp

Time to get baking! Sourdough starter… chapter 4

The sourdough starter is finally ready! SS had doubled in size and was full of bubbles with a wobbly texture, which is just right. I’ve read conflicting information about how long to leave to prove and also the temperature at which to do so. I think there is quite a bit of trial and error involved. This is what I did and managed to do … Continue reading Time to get baking! Sourdough starter… chapter 4

Sunday brunch, there’s always eggs involved!

I’ve really got a things for eggs at the moment. Poached is definitely my favourite and the yolk HAS to be runny. It’s very rare I have a day to relax, often my own fault as I always try to do too much and can’t sit still either, but I’m going to try today. So for brunch today I made egg fried rice with bok … Continue reading Sunday brunch, there’s always eggs involved!

Still hungry! Sourdough update… chapter 3

This really should have been done yesterday but other things happened so sourdough starter had to take a back seat… sorry SS! I’m sure there’s no harm done though as it looks no different to yesterday and appears to be on track anyway. I think I got a bit excited and thought I’d be making a loaf today, not going to happen, it’s still hungry … Continue reading Still hungry! Sourdough update… chapter 3