Archive for the ‘Northumbria’ Category

Fairtrade Vs Normal…PRICE WAR!!

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Beer 500ml

FAIRTRADE £1.85  NORMAL £1.85

Biscuits 125g

FAIRTRADE £1.23   NORMAL £1.15

Tea Bags (80bags)

FAIRTRADE £2.62    NORMAL £2.05

Instant coffee 100g

FAIRTRADE £1.79    NORMAL £2.98

Sugar Granulated Sugar 1kg

FAIRTRADE 97p   NORMAL £1.59*

Honey 340g

FAIRTRADE £2.39  NORMAL £1.95

Bananas

FAIRTRADE £1.25 per kg   NORMAL £1.09 per kg

TOTALS**

Fairtrade £12.10

Normal £12.66

*only non Fairtrade alternative

**based on buying 1 kg of bananas

Country Cooks at Northumbria: Harrys Blog…

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Well…not sure what to write really. I was very taken back during the filming by the twist – in honesty I really wasn’t ready to cook Eniko’s omelet and I was feeling good about the Toad in the Hole as it’s like my signature dish. I wouldn’t say I was nervous about cooking the Basque omelet because I was at least familiar with all the ingredients whereas Eniko had to make some batter, which is something he’d never heard of.
Overall I did enjoy it, me and Eniko had a good laugh and to be fair I think we both did okay. I haven’t tried my hand at cooking and Basque food since but I would certainly consider it.

Basque-ing in British Cooking: Country Cooks at Northumbria

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Eniko: The omelet that Harry had to make from my home country is a meal that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or for dinner time. It is a very popular dish in the Basque Country and one of my favorites so I was reluctant to hand over my ingredients for Harry to ruin.

I joke of course and I feel that Harry did very well. There are something that I would have done different such as the size he chopped things but in the end the taste was still good. I think it goes to show, you know that there is no right or wrong in cooking – you just need to try and see what happens.

I had never cooked much British food before and certainly never any batter. I had actually never even heard of this Toad in the Hole. Considering the way in which I prepared the food I was surprised it worked. I say it worked but I didn’t feel like the taste was great! I think I will try again sometime and maybe another dish although I am pleased with my batter that I could get it up.

Best Bargains around the Toon!

Monday, October 13th, 2008

There are loads of other markets and great shopping areas all around Newcastle as well as the ones Lorna showed us on her tour. It is fun to get out there and find them for yourself but just to point you in the right direction, check these websites out for more info – Newcastle City Council (more about the Grainger Market) and Newcastle Gateshead (your guide to things going on in the toon!).