100% Whole Wheat bread baked in a casserole dish

Loaf of bread on a wire tray

During the 1977 Baker's strike I started to make my own bread, and did so for years, but at some point it dropped away. Maybe because we could get decent bread locally, and then because we had a bread machine. But inspired by my son Jonathan's amazing sourdough wholewheat (which is about the best bread … Continue reading 100% Whole Wheat bread baked in a casserole dish

How I learn material for the guitar, or No Pain, Good.

Here are some things that I aspire to do when learning / practising specific melodies or solos for guitar. I wish I could remember to do these things all the time. Some of them apply to other instruments (particularly piano) and other activities (like drawing, handwriting). This is not advice for other people because everyone … Continue reading How I learn material for the guitar, or No Pain, Good.

Shoulder of Lamb and Fava Bean Curry

This is another variation on some preceding curry ideas. The idea is that the vegetables thicken the sauce, and also that the lamb is immersed in the sauce so the spices flavour it. It's good to use the smallest pan that will fit the shoulder, so that the intensity of the sauce is not diluted … Continue reading Shoulder of Lamb and Fava Bean Curry