LESSONS FROM NANNY IVY

We live in a world where we are downright spoilt for choice when it comes to dinner choices.  It’s as easy as rocking up to your local supermarket, browsing the chilled aisle and picking out an entire meal, including wine for a tenner.  The most difficult part of the process  is getting the correct oven…

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…

MY FOODIE VALENTINE

Having literally just recovered from the anarchy of Christmas, Valentines Day has snuck up on me like a ninja.  Unlike most years where I do the lastminute.com dash to the closest Tescos to grab Mrs S a card on 13 February,  I’m on top of the preparation game and I’m bringing y’all along for 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”

TOTALLY THANKSGIVING

I’ve had a hell of a lot to give thanks for this year; 2018 has been a big one.  First there was the launch of Jack’s Meat Shack, where I can legitimately claim to be working whilst I chow down on good food and drink beer.  Then there was the launch of Jack’s Meat Dust,…

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…

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.