Who says you can’t make healthy, gorgeous food without a kitchen? We are still living at the top of The William Walker Inn in Winchester while looking for the ‘right’ job and we have no use of the kitchen as food is served in the pub lunch and dinner, and breakfast is served at weekends. BUT, we do have a kettle, toaster, small fridge and a bench top cooker. This little cooker does the job reasonably well. We use the bathroom sink for washing up and filling up the kettle. We have been very inventive with our meals. We even cooked roast pork with crackling last Sunday. It’s been tricky going though as there is a very sensitive fire/smoke alarm upstairs. I set it off the other weekend cooking toast and the customers down stairs were deafened by this fire bell ringing. Sorry about that!!! We hope this camping lifestyle is coming to an end soon, but we have managed quite well with limited resources.
Cooking without a kitchen can be challenging, but as long as you have good ventilation (open some windows!) and the basics…….. along with some imagination, it’s possible to cook just about anything.
Tonight I’ll be cooking a Shepherd’s pie, my favourite! made with lean lamb mince, rosemary, garlic, onion and a little grated carrot, tomato passata and a few other secret ingredients! Topped with a creamy mash potato top, this will bake beautifully and what a wonderful comforting dish after a cold, sunny day in Autumn.
What a wonderful market town Winchester is. It has it all…..fabulous shops, farmers market, restaurants, pubs, historic buildings, Winchester Cathedral……the list goes on…..
It’s Saturday morning, the sun is shining and it’s Farmer’s Market day. The place is buzzing…..full of eager shoppers and sight seers!
I was up early to get fresh bread and a little shopping before the crowds ascend upon this wonderful market town, Winchester
This wonderful little inn called The Eclipse, is situated in the centre of Winchester, just a few steps from The William Walker where we are staying at the moment.
It is a great place to watch the world go by, situated in The Square in a quiet little lane by Winchester Cathedral.
On a sunny day, it’s hard to find a table outside, but on this late Friday afternoon we timed it well before the crowds started to emerge!
Steve and I are staying at his brother Colin’s pub, The William Walker, opposite the magnificent Winchester Cathedral. We have fantastic views from the top floor of the stunning Winchester Cathedral.
As I write this post on an early Sunday morning, the Bells of Winchester Cathedral are starting to chime. It’s a beautiful sound to my ears……I love this place.
The history and architecture of this building is breathtaking and I just love being around this wonderful sight. During the day you will see many people sitting on the lawns, enjoying the surrounds.
I know and love this place well from many years ago living and working here as a private cook in a street just behind Winchester Cathedral.