DOWN IN MEXICO

There is a long and tasty history which leads us up to the Old El Paso do-it-yourself kits which we know and love today.  It is believed that traditional Mexican food dates back to the Mayan Indians who were rambling around Mexico over 9000 years ago feasting on corn tortillas and bean paste.  The Mayans…

VIVA LA FRANCE!

I honestly know just about as much about French food prior to doing this post than Del Boy knows about the Lingo.  Very, little. I did in fact spend a brief stint in Paris in my youth.  Aged 19, some hapless idiot employed me as a Security Guard.  Clearly whatever I was guarding at the…

FOOD & MARRIAGE

It’s our wedding anniversary this week.  Four years ago I stood at the top of an aisle in a converted barn in Suffolk declaring to the world that I had chosen the fellow weirdo who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

CAPTAIN CAVEMAN

THE DILEMMA I’ve finally found the downside to getting involved in American style celebrations.  Christmas is coming and I’m still trying to recover from Thanksgiving.  It’s not just my bank balance that needs to go on a diet, right now I am dangerously close to shopping in the Big and Tall section.  Not good… I’m…

CHRISTMAS IS COMETH

1st December and just as predicted Mrs Shack is straight on my case… “it’s time to get the Christmas decorations down and for God’s sake change the light box to something Christmassy”

ARE BURGERS A BOTHER?

Since the rip roaring successful BEARDYQ where three like minded beardy folk took to destroying Mrs Shack’s kitchen in a quest to peacock our culinary grilling prowess, there has been ample banter and machismo going on about BEARDYQ2; with a specific subject; Burgers. It was Einstein who said; “you have to learn the rules of the game…

A BLINDIN’ BIRTHDAY

“Alright Lads this is a respectable event and we will all behave accordingly” Greetings from the US of A, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave and the Mecca of all things Barbecue.  And to top it all off we are celebrating the day of my birth.  I am officially one step closer to…

MY SEXY BUTT

Unfortunately we are not discussing my derriere.  I have been told that it is rather ample for a man although it makes buying jeans an absolute bastard! The bloody era of Indie and 16 year old pop stars has not done anything to assist the cause either when skinny jeans became all the rage. No…

DON’T GO BACON MY HEART

My wife is actually a weirdo. She claims she doesn’t. like. bacon. How is this even a thing?! Bacon is the main reason I’m not a vegetarian. Bacon makes everything better in life.

BEARDYQ

BEARD FACT NO 1:  IN THe middle ages touching a man’s beard was incredibly offensive and in extreme cases often lead to a duel. Nowadays I find that people just seem to come up to me and stroke my face like I’m some sort of cat. The truth is, having a beard isn’t just all…