Out with the old, in with the new

Three years ago we got married. In the run up to that event I got myself a rowing machine. I mean I wasn’t going to spend my honeymoon in St. Lucia blubbering about like a beached whale. Sadly I didn’t stick with it. Once the ring was on it was all downhill. The night of the wedding we ended up eating pizza in a pub in Henley on Thames. You get the idea.

Fast forward to 2013. My ’emergency diet’ did a job in the fourth quarter of 2012 but things aren’t going well now. I mean last night I ate pork belly and breast-of-duck; and a bottle of wine. And then fell asleep. So today I made a decision – out with the old….


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Sweet and Sour Ribs with Pomegranate Salsa

My folks got me a subscription to the BBC Good Food Magazine for Christmas and it’s dead handy. I’ve done everything I want to in my recipe books and generally the internet doesn’t deliver new ideas – it just pumps out the same old, same old all the time.

The Magazine however is a well of inspiration – with pictures (so you can see where you are starting to go wrong during the creation of a creation) rather than getting to the end only to realise the recipe you’ve been following was just words on a page and never tried out by the chef who put his/her brand to it.

Here we try out Sweet and Sour Ribs with Pomegranate Salsa. Now I’ve never really got the thing with pomegranate – its a fruit full of pips. However I liked the look of the ribs so we went for it.


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