Originally from Rotherham; unusually I have two opposable thumbs. Youthful years which I'd like to remember as louche and debauched but which were probably just going to work, coming home and repeating, have now been replaced by married contentment and a new found and growing interest in gardening. The interest in cooking and more specifically the eating is much longer standing. A lack of training, knowledge or skill does not prevent enthusiastic efforts at both.

Some of these efforts are winners and some losers. C'est La Vie as B*Witched would have it.

Outside of the cooking and gardening, other interests include: Drinking (yay!) and trying to get under 2 hours for the Great North Run (hard: for a man who's other hobbies are cooking/eating and drinking).

Here's hoping you enjoy this blog. Have fun,