Butter Bean, Italian Sausage and Cider Stew with Chili and Rosemary – and Craig Beckley’s Italian Sausage Review

I’m the sort of person who would go (and have gone!) far for a really good meat product.  It just so happens that last week, I didn’t need to go very far – Craig, the proprietor of the very excellent Craig Beckley’s SA Boerewors, delivered the sausages we ordered the the city centre of Jyväskylä all the way from Helsinki. Craig makes his sausages himself from … Continue reading Butter Bean, Italian Sausage and Cider Stew with Chili and Rosemary – and Craig Beckley’s Italian Sausage Review

Egusi Beef Stew, African Fish Sauce, and Reviews

A couple of weeks ago I won a giveaway from the very generous Juls at Pepper&Sherry blog for some gorgeous African sauces: one a condiment sauce and one a sauce for a regional dish called Egusi Stew. Before I go any further, let me just say that as someone who never wins anything, really, I was very happily surprised, especially as the winner was getting … Continue reading Egusi Beef Stew, African Fish Sauce, and Reviews

Black And White Bean Chili Con Carne With Three Kinds of Chili Pepper

I have always believed (and still do) that no food is as satisfying in really, really cold weather, as a stew.  And when the Swedish February forcefully reminded us that it is still well and truly winter with temperatures plunging below -10°C and half a metre of (newly fallen) snow on the ground, it seemed like the perfect excuse (should I have needed one) to … Continue reading Black And White Bean Chili Con Carne With Three Kinds of Chili Pepper