365 Menus

I will try to give you 365 different menus for each of those days over the year and they will be predominately with local ingredients.
Some may be almost the same, but you can vary as you wish with different proteins, fish or vegetables.
All the products containing meat, vegetables and fish will be sourced from the Farmers markets, hedge veg, shops etc. and cost in the region of £7.00 per two persons.
I have started from the 18th October 2010 and will finish on October 15th October 2011.

Come Dine with Me

December 22, 2010 at 7:58 pm. 365 Menus.

I will be doing a ” Come Dine with Me” during early March 2011 and if anyone is interested to take part, could they email  davidgorvel@yahoo.co.uk.  for further information. The meals will have to use predominantly local produce and I will have all the producers where this can be obtained from. The winner will have a meal for two at […]

The Cost of Food Miles

December 13, 2010 at 3:37 pm. 365 Menus.

Teacher’s notes Very little of the food we eat is produced locally. The produce in our shopping baskets might include apples which have travelled 14 000 miles from New Zealand or prawns which have been transported 13 000 miles since they were caught in Bangladesh. Animals are being transported over longer distances before being slaughtered, […]

7 Days Eating for Two for £40

December 2, 2010 at 10:07 pm. 365 Menus.

I asked my wife can we eat for two for 7 days for   £40 and this is what we came up with. Starting on Sunday. Sunday Beef £7.50p with potatoes, mixed veg, calabraise and Yorkshire pudding £1.80p Total=£9.30p   Monday Beef left over with boiled rice, courgettes,onions and mushrooms. Total=£2.50p   Tuesday Leek Soup […]

January Seasonal Eating

November 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm. 365 Menus.

If you wish to buy local Coffee, you can get it from Bean 14. This coffee, blended in Guernsey by Chris Bader, who purchases from small farmers in South America and Africa. Chris blends it in a vinery in St Peters and supplies local shops and restaurants. He is also growing some in his vinery […]

December Seasonal Eating

November 24, 2010 at 7:05 pm. 365 Menus.

All the Apples from your trees should have been picked and stored in your shed, barn or garage. You should eat or freeze all the fallen and the picked ones wrapped in old newspaper and put in boxes. When you need to use them go though each box using those, which are touched. Menus December […]

November Seasonal Eating

November 24, 2010 at 6:07 pm. 365 Menus.

Strawberries would been finished now, but remember for next year the following names.  Ben Pirouet, Ken Giles, ( who  supplies Co.Op stores ) and Mick Bourgaise who first with one of the other  Rodney Brouards started The Strawberry Farm. Menus November 1st Week ( 1st to 7th ) Menu Monday Local rabbit stew—chocolate custard—coffee Menu […]

October Seasonal Eating

November 22, 2010 at 5:26 pm. 365 Menus.

The soft fruit stawberries, figs etc would be finished  and also most types of beans. a few weeks ago would have been the time to freeze or salt them. The frozen soft can be used for jams or pies. Menu October 1st Week ( 4th to 10th ) Menu Monday Lamb cutlets –onions, beans and […]