Isn’t BBC GoodFood just marvellous? One can just visit the site and type in any ingredient and it’ll give you a list of every recipe in which it is included. It’s simply ideal for those moments where one’s imagination fails and some guidance really is necessary. If you haven’t visited the site I implore you to do so, especially the Americans who read this blog – I can’t imagine you’ve had an awful lot to do with the BBC. This recipe is actually taken from the BBC GoodFood magazine, which my Grandmother receives once a month – she reads it, cuts out the recipes she likes and then passes the magazine onto me. This is fortunate, as my esteemed elder doesn’t really go for the more adventurous dishes, being somewhat traditionalist.

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Pork Satay

The number-one place on my list of towns to retire to is Bradford-on-Avon. It is so beautiful, unspoiled by masses of those dreadful 1960-esque council houses. We visited there yesterday in order to get out of Bristol, something we haven’t done for quite a while. The weather was perfect all day, as you can probably tell, and I highly recommend a trip there. What I was particularly excited about was the two old-fashioned tea/coffee houses there. At both the waiters/waitresses are dressed up in period costume. Alas we only managed to visit one, but the brownie was a triumph.

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