THE HOAGIE WAGON

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IN 1625, THE MISSIONARY ‘FRIAR BEETROOT’ AND HIS BRETHREN CAME TO WARRINGTON TOWN, ON A QUEST TO SEEK FOR THE ‘HOLY VEHICLE OF HOAGIE.’IT WAS RUMORED THAT WHOEVER POSSESSED THE LOST RELIC, WOULD SET MAN FREE FROM THE ETERNAL MERCY OF HUNGER, THIRST, AND GREED AND SHOW HIM THE CULINARY WISDOM TO CREATE ANY RECIPE AT WILL.
 
FOR THIRSTY SCORE YEARS OR MORE, THE FRIAR SCOURED THE PLAINS OF WARRINGTON, UNTIL ONE DAY, WHILE SHELTERING FROM AN APPROACHING STORM IN, AN OLD ABANDONED CATTLE SHED, HE DISCOVERED A RUSTY CASKET LYING INSIDE OF WHAT LOOKED LIKE AN OLD WOODED APPLE CART.ON CLOSER INSPECTION, FRIAR BEETROOT MARVELLED AT THE INTRICATE CARVINGS ENGRAVED ON THE CASKET, SO HE DECIDED TO OPEN IT TO SEE WHAT WAS INSIDE….
 
BEEF BURGUIGNON, CHICKEN IN A TUSCANY LEMON SAUCE, SPICY MOROCCON MEATBALLS, DILL MASH, ROASTED LAMBED SOAKED COUS COUS, CHEESE STICKS, MELBA TOAST, SALMON, OLIVE AND ROCKET BAGUETTES PERMEATED THE FRIARS THOUGHTS…
 
CHINESE BANANA FRITTERS, PINEAPPLE WITH RUMBLED MASCARPONE, BLACK CHERRY FLAN, AND EXOTIC RUBY FRUIT SALAD FILLED HIS NOSTRILS.
 
THE FRIAR FELL TO HIS KNEES AND TRIED HIS HARDEST TO PRAY; BUT ALL HE COULD THINK ABOUT, WAS THE MANGETOUT AND BEEF STIR FRY THAT HE WAS PLANNING TO COOK FOR HIS BRETHREN WHEN HE GOT HOME.IT WAS AT THAT INSTANT AND OUT OF NOWHERE A VOICE CALLED ONTO THE FRIAR.
 
‘I AM THE SPIRIT OF THE HOAGIE WAGON AND YOUR QUEST IS AT AN END. GO FORTH FROM THIS DAY AND LIBERATE MAN’S SOUL WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF FOOD, CHEER AND WINE.
 
TAKE MY VEHICLE AND THIS CASKET OF KNOWLEDGE AND SPREAD MY WORD; CHRONICLE ALL THAT YOU SEE AND ALL THAT YOU DO AND PASS THIS KNOWLEDGE DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.’
 
WITH THIS, FRIAR BEETROOT SUMMONED HIS BRETHREN AND TOOK THE HOAGIE WAGON BACK TO THE FRIARY.
THAT NIGHT THE FRIAR  ENTERTAINED HIS BROTHERS AND HIS PET DOG(NOW RENAMED CHOW MEIN); BY PUTTING ON A FEAST OF SPANISH TAPAS, THAI GREEN CURRY DISHES AND FOR DESSERTS……. BLACK FOREST GATEAU AND PROFITEROLE, ICE CREAMED TRIFLE, ETC, ETC, ETC….
 
 
AND SO THE LEGEND OF THE HOAGIE WAGON WAS BORN… AND AS WE RIDE FURTHER INTO MILLENIA, WE ASK ALL THE BLESSED FOLK OF THIS ANCIENT NORTHERN TOWN TO JOIN US ON AN ODDESSEY AND IMPART ALL YOUR CULINARY EXPERIENCES, EPIPHANIES AND ESCAPADES TO OUR HOLY CHAPTERS.
 
 
THE ‘FOOD ‘LOVERS CHRONICLES’ IS A RESTAURANT AND PUB JOURNAL, FOR ALL YOU GASTRONOMICAL KNIGHTS AND DAMES; WHO HAVE TRAVELLED FAR AND WIDE AND WISH TO PRAY AND TELL ABOUT YOUR DINING EXPERIENCES.
 
 
WE PROUDLY PRESENT THE ‘SALMON OF KNOWLEDGE’ A RECIPE PAGE OF FOOD PAST AND PRESENT, YOUNG AND OLD, SIDEWAYS THEN BACKWARDS. THAT WE HOPE AND PRAY WILL BUILD INTO A VAST RESERVOIR OF BIBLICAL CULINARY KNOW HOW……OH AND WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER SCRIPTURES TO COME AND PEACE BE WITH YOU.
 
 
FRIAR BEETROOT AD 2012.
 
 
 

THE LOCAL FOOD SCRIPTURES

 
  

ABBEY LEYS FARM SHOP

Peacock Lane
High Legh
Cheshire
WA16 6NS
www.abbeyleys.co.uk
01925 753465Click for more about ABBEY LEYS FARM SHOP
 
 
ABBEY LEYS FARMERS’ MARKET
Cheshire
WA16 6NS
www.abbeyleys.co.uk
01925 753465Next event: Sunday 4th March 2012Click for more about ABBEY LEYS FARMERS’ MARKET
 
 
 

CELYN FARMERS’ MARKET, BELGRAVE

Grosvenor Garden Centre
Wrexham Road
Cheshire
CH4 9EB
www.grosvenorgardencentre.co.uk/promotions.asp
01745 561999Next event: Friday 9th March 2012Click for more about CELYN FARMERS’ MARKET, BELGRAVE
 
 
 

CHURCH FARM ORGANICS

Children\’s farm parties offered…. [more]Church Lane
Thurstaston
Cheshire
CH61 0HW
www.churchfarm.org.uk
0151 648 7838Click for more about CHURCH FARM ORGANICS

 
 
 
 

GROSVENOR GARDEN CENTRE

Grosvenor Garden Centre is on the edge of Eaton Park and is part of the 11,500 acres Eaton Estate, home to the Duke and Duchess of Westminster and Grosvenor Farms. Venison reared on the Estate is very popular, cakes and pastries (sweet and savoury) are baked in-house, and more than… [more]Wrexham Road
Belgrave
Cheshire
CH4 9EB
www.grosvenorgardencentre.co.uk/
01244 625200Click for more about GROSVENOR GARDEN CENTRE
 
 
 
 

KENYON HALL FARM

Pets corner, rhubarb, white currants, turnips, garlic and salad crops also available…. [more]Winwick Lane
Croft
Cheshire
WA3 7ED
www.kenyonhall.co.uk
01925 763646Click for more about KENYON HALL FARM
 
 
 
 

MOBBERLEY FARMERS’ MARKET

Cheshire
WA16 7JQClick for more about MOBBERLEY FARMERS’ MARKET
 
 
 
 

RED HOUSE FARM SHOP & TEA ROOMS

Redhouse Lane
Dunham Massey
Cheshire
WA14 5RL
www.redhousefarm.co.uk
0161 941 3480Click for more about RED HOUSE FARM SHOP & TEA ROOMS
 
 
 
 

VALE ROYAL FARMERS’ MARKET

Cheshire
CW6 0TE
www.eddisbury.co.uk
01829 759157Frequency: Saturday every monthNext event: Saturday 17th March 2012Click for more about VALE ROYAL FARMERS’ MARKET

 
http://www.cheshirefoodfestival.com/

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This new event will be a celebration of the Queens Jubilee and will take place over the Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday. Join in for a fantastic Jubilee celebration. <visit the GBFF dedicated website>
 
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TO ALL YOU BLESSED WARRINGTON FOLK IT IS TIME,

TO RIDE ACROSS THE FIRMANENT, ON A PRAYER OF FOOD AND WINE.

COME AND JOIN ME ON A PILGRIMAGE THROUGH THIS ANCIENT NORTHERN PLACE

AND PRAY TELL OF ALL THE PLACES TO FEAST BEFORE I SAY MY GRACE.

SO RAISE A GLASS OR TWO WITH ME BEFORE YOU HAVE YOUR SAY,

THEN SEND ME ALL THE PRAISE YOU HAVE OF THE FEAST THAT HAVE PASSED YOUR WAY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chillies Indian Restaurant & Wine Bar

Indian

4 St Austins Lane, Warrington, WA1 1HG
Call this Venue on 01925 411 104

 A new Indian restaurant and bar for Warrington with regular live entertainment nights.

Newly opened in July 2011, Chillies is a new Warrington venue with an Indian restaurant on the first floor and a ground floor wine bar. Head Chef Sharafaet Ali worked in Pakistan for 20 years and a spent a further 10 years in restaurants in London and Manchester and he has created a menu full of Indian and Pakistani favourites with vegetarian and seafood options too plus some English dishes. They also offer a ‘Spice it Yourself’ dish where lamb or chicken Kharia is brought to your table with a choice of spices so you can experiment and make it jot or mild, according to your taste. Chillies is open for lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturday and dinner seven night a week from 5pm. There is an early evening special offer and regular live music events in the bar, some of which are ticket only and include a meal. Takeaway is 25% off the standard menu prices.

 

Cotton Mill

British

Barbauld Street, Warrington, WA1 2QZ
Call this Venue on 01925 444410

Warrington’s stylish new opening, a modern bar and restaurant set over two floorswithin a restored warehouse.

Newly opened, The Cotton Mill is a contemporary bar and restaurant housed in an old warehouse on Barbauld Street in the centre of Warrington. Spread over two floors of sensitively restored warehouse space with revealed brick and beams and a contemporary style décor, the restaurant and bar has something for every taste and dietary need in both food and drink. The ground floor bar and restaurant sees a mix of booth and table seating for up to 90 diners and upstairs a more formal dining and function room with a capacity for 300. It’s open from noon daily offering a selection of cuisine styles from modern British using fine local produce to Mediterranean dishes including pasta and pizza and a contemporary take on pub classics. At lunch and early evening there is a set menu offering 1, 2 or 3 courses at great value; homemade soups are always fresh, vegetarian and Gluten free, roast pork belly is served with crackling and cider potato and pea puree and grilled sirloin with horseradish, shallot and thyme. A main menu sees gourmet sandwiches, homemade burgers and classics like local sausage and mash, beer battered fish with hand cut chips and a homemade pie of the day. Regular live music and tribute acts are also a feature.

Call this venue on 01925 444410
 
‘Always a good, hearty meal, thats leaves one sated and feeling resplendent, the cocktails too, leaves one pleasantly twilled…p.s the staff are quite a jovial kindred too’  
 
Friar Beetroot.
 
 
 

Marquis Of Granby

Pub Food

53 Church Street, Warrington, WA1 2SZ
Call this Venue on 0151 494 5648

Historic Warrington pub that has had a recent refurb and is under new management.

Warrington’s Marquis of Granby is a pub with a rich history. It’s a listed building that dates right back to the 1600s and more recently was frequented by Winston Churchill who lived for a while in a house across the road. Behind the traditional black and white Tudor-style facade the cosy and quaint interior has undergone a recent refurbishment which included the addition of a brand-new kitchen. New management are expanding the food offering at the Marquis with a menu of wholesome pub classics based on fresh local produce. You can eat inside or outside in summer in the attractive beer garden which has its own gazebo. During the week there are curry and steak nights and on Sundays a traditional roast. The pub is also building a reputation for live entertainment with a busy schedule of events running throughout the year.

Call this venue on 0151 494 5648
 
 
‘Sheltered here in 1656, the mead was hearty and the stilton cheese was at it’s maturist, the beamage still holds fast and their curry and steak nights are a blessed gift to ones senses and taste palette.
 
Friar Beetroot.
 
 
 

The General Elliot

Pub Food

51 Lord Street, Croft, Warrington, WA3 7DE
Call this Venue on 0871 962 6205

 Chef-patron Kirk Garbutt has returned from a decade in the south of France to give the 18th century General Elliot a new leaseof life.

Recently renovated in fine contemporary style, The General Elliot at Croft village, near Warrington, dates back to the 18th century. It has been a pub or hotel throughout its long history and the new look has managed to retain the traditional pub feel. Chef-patron Kirk Garbutt has returned to the UK after nine years working in various establishments in the south of France and is offering an enticing and extensive menu with a mix of traditional pub classics and more modern international-styled dishes. So Tempura smoked haddock with crunchy sweet chilli vegetables sits as a starter alongside Traditional prawn cocktail. Fish dishes range from fish & chip and fish pie to Provencale pan fired cod and for carnivores there is a full range of steaks from the grill with a choice of five sauces as well as Yates & Greer Cumberland sausage and Cottage pie. The General Elliot is open at from 12 noon serving food right through til 9pm every day (6.30pm Sundays) and in summertime has a small garden and patio.

Call this venue on 0871 962 6205

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Marshalls Restaurant

British

78 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SG
Call this Venue on 01925 413073

 The opening of the eponymous MarshallsRestaurant has brought accomplished modern European cooking to Warrington.

Marshalls Restaurant opened on Sankey Street in Warrington in February 2011, the first solo venture for chef-patron Chris Marshall. Previously Chris worked as sous-chef to Gary Rhodes in Manchester, at Liverpool’s Radisson Hotel and most recently as Chef Director of the acclaimed Panoramic Restaurant in Liverpool and now he’s bringing all his experience to bear in this exciting new opening for Warrington. The eponymous Marshalls offers diners a modern European a la carte menu with a choice of six starters, six mains and six desserts –you might start with Seared Orkney scallops, curried cauliflower and golden raisins, follow with Roasted duck breast, parsnip puree, cepes and confit leg cannelloni and finish up with Warm almond cake, raisin puree and chocolate ice cream. Set two and three course menus are also available at both lunchtime and early evening. Everything is prepared in-house right down to the bread and ice cream and the menus change seasonally. Marshalls is open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner with Sunday Roast served from 12 noon to 5pm.

Mojo Bar & Tapas

Spanish

15 Cairo Street, Warrington, WA1 1EE
Call this Venue on 01925 576576

Vibrant cocktail bar and tapasrestaurant popular for parties and celebrations, located in Warrington town centre.Mojo is a tapas restaurant and busy bar located on Cairo Street in the centre of Warrington. The large restaurant is impressively done out with leather banquette and booth seating, bold modern wall coverings and quirky lighting. A separate bar has comfy sofas, a dance floor and serves high-end cocktails and a good wine list with cool DJs and live acts makes this a great choice for parties, larger groups and functions. The menus offer great deals and the grazing nature of tapas are perfect for everyone to try a variety of dishes covering locally sourced meat, fish, vegetarian, gluten free and Halal ingredients. The menu offers flatbreads and dips, Mediterranean and Spanish Tapas, paellas, pasta and pizza and gourmet salads and hot sandwiches. A separate set menu is offered at lunch and early evening with three dishes for £7.95 and all day on Sundays with ‘all you can eat’ for just £10.

Call this venue on 01925 576576

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Spirit Restaurant

British

Victoria Park, Knutsford Road, Warrington, WA4 1DQ
Call this Venue on 0871 4263297

Accomplished British cooking in a former Georgian manor house overlooking Warrington’s Victoria Park.

Spirit Restaurant in is one of the best kept secrets in Warrington. Set within an elegant Georgian manor house in Victoria Park, it has great views overlooking the park and is only five minutes from Warrington town centre. The elegant yet relaxed bistro-style restaurant offers a stage for the accomplished modern British cooking of chef Richard Barlow and team. With everything either sourced from local Cheshire suppliers or made in-house including the breads, the emphasis here is on letting high quality ingredients speak for themselves, honest, affordable, well presented British cuisine. Spirit is the perfect setting for casual dining, business lunches, private dining and special occasions. It’s also very popular for weddings and has a civil ceremony license.The seasonal menu changes monthly and there are weekly specials. Live music on Friday nights and regular events. Open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday 12-3pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Dinner Tuesday-Friday 5.30-10pm.

Call this venue on 0871 4263297
 
 
 
 

The Cottage Restaurant

Indian

90 Church Street, Warrington, WA1 2TF
Call this Venue on 0871 4263514

Dine in style in Warrington’s oldest building, a Tudor cottagethat’s now an Indian restaurant.When Oliver Cromwell stayed here in 1648, he could hardly have imagined that some 350 years later the building would be reincarnated as an Indian restaurant. This Tudor cottage is Warrington’s oldest building and after a period of neglect and disrepair it has been given as new lease of life as The Cottage Indian Restaurant. The grade II listed building has been sympathetically restored retaining much of the original character including the roof beams and oak panelling in the reception and lounge bar. The main restaurant can accommodate up to 110 diners with two additional function rooms available for groups and parties. The menu offers all the standard dishes you might expect plus lots of specialities for the more adventurous diner. Seafood figures strongly with dishes like Mumbai Tiger Prawns served with sweet coconut rice and Seabass or Salmon Biraan. Meat standouts include Persian Chicken and Lamb or Chicken Dil Se, a traditional Bengali dish. Vegetarians have plenty of choice and there is even steak, char-grilled chicken and cleftico for those who aren’t partial to Indian food. The Cottage is open seven nights a week with live entertainment every Friday.

Call this venue on 0871 4263514

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The Grill on the Square

British

7 Palmyra Square North, Warrington, WA1 1JQ
Call this Venue on 0871 9691540

 Located on the lovely Palmyra Square in the centre of Warrington, The Grill on the Square was opened in April 2010 by Charles Dobosz and Adam Smith. Coming straight from Michael Caines’ Abode Hotel in Manchester, Charles has assembled an experienced team who either came with him or from other top venues such as The Chester Grosvenor. The Grill serves modern British food from regularly changing, seasonal menus. The menus are in sections: ‘Starters’, try the spicy duck salad with watercress and bean sprouts; ‘From the Grill,’ try one of the cuts of 28-day-matured Cumbrian and Cheshire beef steaks; ‘From the Stoves’, try roast pork belly with creamed potato and black pudding. Desserts feature British feel-good classics and a regional cheese board. Free wi-fi makes it also the ideal place for business lunch with a quality bar menu and after work the extensive bar offers great cocktails. Open: Mon-Wed 12-12, Thu-Sat 12-1, Sun 12-11.30.
 
 
 
 

The Hatton Arms

Pub Food

Hatton Lane, Hatton, Warrington, WA4 4DB
Call this Venue on 0871 962 6208

 A traditional Cheshire country pub with restaurant and accommodation. Expect cask ales, large gardens and a classic British menu.

The Hatton Arms is a traditional country pub with restaurant and rooms, located on the Daresbury Estate between Daresbury and Stretton, off the A50 and close to the M56. The 18th century village pub has a large garden with separate bar serving cask ales, great panoramic views and can seat up to 40 for al fresco eating. There is also a field for tethering horses. Inside, the pub is warm and friendly with open fires and a fully stocked bar and several tables. The main restaurant can seat 50 and features wooden floors and revealed beams. The food here showcases the best Cheshire produce sourced from local farms and you can choose to eat from a bar menu offering light bites of hot and cold sandwiches, homemade soups, goujons with dips or more substantial British pub classics like battered haddock and hand cut chips, homemade steak and ale pie, wild boar sausage and mash and their famous hand made steak burgers. A grill menu sees rare breed, 21 day aged, Charolais beef steaks from nearby Ashlea Farm, lamb rump and French trimmed chicken. There is also a daily changing specials board. The main restaurant serves modern and traditional British dishes such as starters of 12 hour slow roast pork belly with scallops and Pancetta crisp, mains of fish, duck and meats from the grill with homemade desserts. There are three ensuite rooms with full facilities including internet access.

Call this venue on 0871 962 6208

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The Hollies Concept Cafe and Farm Shop

Cafe

Northwich Road, Lower Stretton, Warrington, WA4 4PG
Call this Venue on 0871 9691716

The Hollies Farm Shop is located in the village of Lower Stretton just south of Stockton Heath. Established for three years the shop and restaurant has quickly gained recognition and awards for its food and drink, named BBC Good Food Magazine Farm Shop of the Month in 2009 and voted into both The Telegraph and The Independent Top 50 Best Farm Shops. A family business run by the Cowaps, there is also a farm shop in Little Budworth, both shops have developed from humble beginnings selling veg roadside by the farm gate with an honesty box to the multi facetted business it is today, incorporating over two locations a caravan park, log cabins, garden centre, farm shops and restaurants. The shop here is a foodie heaven, selling the farm’s own seasonal produce and that of a wealth of the best local artisan producers, from bakery, chocolates and cakes, dairy and cheese through fresh fish, meat and game. They specialize in Hampers with a mix of fine food and beverages. The Concept Café is housed in a converted barn with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams giving a spacious, bright and airy feel. Fully licensed the 60 cover café also has outside tables for 20 people. Open everyday from 8-5pm for hearty farm breakfasts, snacks and drinks and lunch sees sandwiches, handmade pate, homemade soups and the ‘H’ Burger with proper handcut chips. The menu also has a choice of salads, baked potatoes, using the fresh produce from the farm and the shop. Afternoon tea is very popular as are the homemade puddings and cakes.

Call this venue on 0871 9691716

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A La Turka – Warrington

Address: unit 5, Victoria Buildings, 85 London Road , Stockton Heath, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 6LG
Telephone: 01925 551647
Cuisine Type: Turkish

Anmol Restaurant – Warrington

Address: 62 Warrington Road, Penketh, Warrington, WA5 2JP
Telephone: 0871 9691454

 

Cuisine Type: Indian

‘ A splendid place to feast,  if one wishes to immerse themselves in a perfect Indian dining experience. Good hearty portions, ranging from mild to infernally hot flavoursome dishes. Prices are pretty dam reasonable too. My mouth is watering now, as I imagine myself flying a popadommned flavoured flying machine surging headlong into a sky of Vindalooed perfection’
 
Friar Beetroot.
 
 

Fiddle I’th Bag Inn, Alder Lane, Burtonwood, Warrington, WA5 4BJ, TEL: 01925 225442

 A place of sensory delight awaited my hungry being, as I entered this warm and welcoming place of magical curiosity, One had the notion that I had stepped back in time, as I was made to feel at home immediately and was obliged to try a thimble or two of their real drafted ales before one indulged in a pint or three.
 
The interior comprised of a menagerie of chaotic, yet ordered oddities ranging from WW2 army issue de-mob suits, to zig zagged zebrad sunshades. The menu of homemade recipes, starter’s, mains and deserts were quite reasonable and the atmosphere was one of cheer and merriment. A quaint family orientated inn that one has to behold and remember for days…….
 
Friar Beetroot….
 
 
 
 
 

Eden – A Touch of Italy

At Eden A Touch of Italy in Warrington, the very best in classic Italian cuisine is served. Faithful to traditional recipes and styles, a range of Mediterranean staples are offered – from pizzas to rustic salads.

The Eden A Touch of Italy menu could have been lifted straight from a table in Bologna. With simple bruschetta to start, there is also a range of pizzas with toppings including buffalo mozzarella and parma ham, in addition to vegetarian specials. Pasta dishes combine subtle and bold flavours, like salmon in a creamy dill and tomato sauce.

All dishes at Eden restaurant use only classic, simple ingredients that have made Italian cuisine famous the world over. A range of sandwiches and light snacks are available, along with a superb wine list.

A 2 minute-walk from the Golden Square Shopping Centre in Warrington, Eden A Touch of Italy restaurant offers an uncomplicated, authentic taste of the Mediterranean.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE FOOD LOVERS CHRONICLES

THE SALMON OF KNOWLEDGE

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THE SALMON OF KNOWLEDGE ROSE FROM HIS
SLUMBER AND SURVEYED HIS GLORIOUS KINGDOM.
 
AND IN THE LIGHT OF THE MORNING SUN,
HE PROCLAIMED TO THE EARTH MOTHER,
THAT ALL MEN SHOULD BE GIVEN THE POWER
 OF CULINARY WISDOM, REGARDLESS OF CASTE
 OR CREED.
 
THE EARTH MOTHER GLADLY GRANTED HIS
REQUEST, BUT WARNED …….‘THAT IF MAN
CORRUPTS MY  ELYSIAN FIELDS OF GOLD,
THEN SLOW WILL BE HIS LEARNING AND
ONLY THE GIFTED AND PASSIONATE SHALL
TRIUMPH’.
 
THE SALMON OF KNOWLEDGE HEEDED THE
WARNING, AND PUT HIS FAITH IN MAN, TO
HONOUR MOTHER EARTHS WISHES AND
TREAT HER WITH RESPECT.
 
 
 
 
 

                       SPICY HOAGIE MEATBALLS

 

One originally discovered this wonderful Moroccan delight, whilst staying with parchment makers in Marrakesh.

The earthy spices of cumin and hot paprika come into their own with this dish and one is still transported to a time and a place in that far distant land even in ones dreaming.

The recipe is quite simple really and all one need’s is a heartful of soul.

 Ingredients are as follows:

1lb of mince of any liking.

A handful of cumin (you can be quite liberal with this).

Around 2 table spoonage of hot paprika.

A bunch of flat or curly leafed parsley (chopped).

Olive oil.

1 onion, 1 stick of celery.

3 to 4 garlic cloves (chopped)

2 – 3 tins of tomatoes.

2 – 3 fresh tomatoes.

Salt and pepper.

Method:

Put the mince, cumin, paprika and chopped parsley in a mixing bowl, along with a good pinch of salt.

Mulch the above mentioned together with hands that are holy and clean until binded and entwined.

Roll the mixture into bite sized balls, and then brown off in the olive oil.

After all the meatballs have been browned off, put to one side and in the same oil, fry off the onion and celery.

Once soft and translucent add the tinned and fresh tomatoes, along with more paprika, ground cumin and salt.

Bring to a gentle rolling simmer then transfer the elixir to a casserole, tagine or Tuscan oven.

Place the meatballs in the sauce and bake, gas5 for 30 minutes.

Sprinkle with more chopped parsley and feast ones socks off.

Optional:

After 20 minutes, crack 6 eggs over the meatballs, place back in the oven to cook for a further 10 minutes.

So ends the recipe…..Friar Beetroot

 

Lambs liver casserole

A hearty meal for those cold and frosted winter nights. The idea came to me whilst resting ones weary soul in Bewsey circa 1685; whilst dreaming of fields of gold, laden with honeyed apple blossom. 
 

The recipe is quite simple really and all one needs is a soul kitchen full of friendship and cheer.

So begins the recipe.

1bl of liver of ones preference.

1 medium sized onion acccompanied with celery (finely chopped) and garlic likewise.

2 orange carrots.

550ML of good and godly beef stock.

1 knob of butter hand in hand with 2 brave splashings of olive oil.

My old friend, cumin and smokey paprika.

1 table spoonage of flour.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Method:

Wash liver and dry with kitchen paper.

In a bowl, coat the liver with the cumin, smokey paprika, salt and pepper, then leave for 30 minutes.

In a hot pan, heat the butter and olive oil, and fry the liver on both sides until the juices flow, then set aside.

In the same pan, fry off the sliced onion, celery, garlic and carrot and transfer to a casserole dish, or suitable ovened inclined receptacle.

Place the browned liver on top of the aformentioned, sprinkle the flour, pour the good and godly beef stock, cover and leave for 45 – 60 minutes.

Optional:

 Sing and be merry whilst the alchemical magic commences.

So ends the recipe…. Friar Beetroot.

 

Balsamic Roasted Vegetables with Green Lentils

 This joyous recipe, came to me whilst listening to Beethoven’s ‘Symphony Number9’ and in a rapture of divine Immaculate Conception, the dish came into being.

 So begins the recipe.

250g green lentils (washed).

1 Tbls of olive oil.

3 clovage of garlic.

1 onion.

1 carrot.

1 stick of celery.

Tbls of ground cumin.

Tbls of ground coriander.

1 tin of tomatoes.

Tbls of tomato puree.

Beef or chicken stock.

Salt and pepper to taste.

 For the roasted veg:

 4 tomatoes

2 red peppers

1 clovage of garlic

Dsp of fennel seed

A couple of good glugs of balsamic vinegar

A splash of olive oil

And a dash of salt, pepper and sugar

 Method:

 Wash lentils

Finely dice the onion, celery, carrot and garlic.

Fry the diced ingredients including the cumin and coriander in the olive oil until lightly browned.

Add the tin of tomatoes

Add the lentils

Add the stock, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes.

Method for the roasted veg.

 Quarter the tomatoes.

Cut the peppers into thick strips.

Finely chop the garlic and place all the said ingredients into a bowl.

Add the balsamic vinegar, fennel seed, salt, pepper and sugar, then drizzle the olive oil.

Coat well, place onto a baking tray and roast on gas mark 6 (200˚C) until softened and slightly charred.

Once the lentils are cooked right through, place into a serving bowl and spread the roasted veg on top of the lentils.

Optional.

Feel the love and be happy.

So ends the recipe….Friar Beetroot.

Spring Nettle Soup

This simple recipe is easy to create and is a pleasure to taste. The nettles that grow in the Abbey in the early spring come in to good use when making this dish but one has to be careful not get stung while picking them. With a multitude of health benefits, the recipe is cheap and can last for a couple of days.
 
 Ingredients are as follows:
About 4 good garden glove handfuls of nettles washed and cleaned (mind that sting!).
1tbls olive oil
1 onion finely chopped.
2 garlic cloves finely chopped.
1 stick of celery.
1 carrot chopped.
1 potato peeled and chopped.
1ltr of chicken or vegetable stock.
 
Method:
Chop the garlic, onion, celery carrot and potato and sweat off in the olive oil.
Add the stock and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Add the nettles and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
Take of the heat and blend with a hand blender.
Season to taste if preferred.
 
Optional:
Garnish with chopped chive and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
 
So ends the recipe…..Friar Beetroot

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Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post.

Here are some suggestions for your first post.

  1. You can find new ideas for what to blog about by reading the Daily Post.
  2. Add PressThis to your browser. It creates a new blog post for you about any interesting  page you read on the web.
  3. Make some changes to this page, and then hit preview on the right. You can always preview any post or edit it before you share it to the world.