The Fox, Coulsdon Common*

Table, chairs and window at The Fox

Sunday 8th July seemed just like every other day in July so far. The weather warm, muggy and in need of rain. The country increasingly wrapped up in the World Cup but enjoying a day of respite from being glued to the screen heart in mouth. But for me the evening was still going to […]

Pork And Mushroom Pie From Leftovers

Pork and mushroom pie, broccoli and mash

Generally roasting a bit of meat is the east bit of cooking for me. You just need to make sure the oven is at the right temperature and any herbs, spices, liquids or fillings have been added added to the meat before cooking it and allowing it to rest for a while before serving. Finding […]

Cooking Gammon

I think I might have this thing for cooking gammon joints and then presenting them in a bowl. Going through my camera roll it turns out the only food I feel is worthy of being presented in a bowl is gammon and I have absolutely no idea why because dinner in a bowl is so […]

The Treehouse, South Croydon

By midday last Sunday I was absolutely exhausted. Travelling back from Yorkshire on the Saturday should have given me plenty of time to relax in the evening before my 5am alarm but the rota changed and I found myself unable to get to sleep with my fast-forwarded 3am alarm quickly approaching. At the end of […]

The Crown, Croydon

Recently my partner’s parents came round and suggested we go to The Crown in Shirley for some food. As somewhere they used to go as they were growing up and living locally they wanted to see what it was like and they had visited other pubs of the Ember Inn brand that now own it. […]