Day One: Eating to a Size Sheffield
04 July 2011
During my Eat Sheffield Food Week 4th – 10th July, I will be Blogging about my experiences for each meal.
I will tell you blow by blow what I’ve eaten today for breakfast, lunch and dinner (each day) and will also include any snacks I’ve had or if there was anything I’ve craved or missed from my old usual ‘supermarket’ diet.
Today I ate:
7.00am: Redcurrant Pancakes – simple and nice.
Redcurrants, grown from Sheffield’s PJ taste’s allotment using Yorkshire wholemeal flour, eggs, butter and milk from Our Cow Molly’s farm shop and sugar from Cafeology, and as I tend to like a bit of extra sweetness in my nosh, I served my pancake with a generous dollop of Catherine’s Choice blackberry and apple conserve (morning heaven!). Oh and my first cuppa of the day, I had a Cafeology coffee served with Our Cow Molly milk.
I know on my menu plan it read blackcurrants but I had to make some adjustments – at least these are seasonal fruits and home-grown in the Sheffield area. Breakfast needn’t take long to make. In just under 25 minutes, I was able to make three huge pancakes (see my photos below) and ready to be served.
12.00noon: PJ Taste Ploughmans – Yorkshire Cheeses (Amberwood Smoked – cows milk, Mrs Bells Yorkshire Blue and a Mature Wensleydale) – the meaty mini pork pie was a nice tasty surprise! – cute but nom-full. I don’t usually eat too much cheese (especially not on its own) but the wedge of cheese as pictured below had bits of cranberries in it too which added a nice sweet taste – helped to soften the mature cheesiness. I accompanied my lunch with a nice glass of PJ taste Citrus Hits soft drink.
Remember, PJ taste are offering for the whole of July a 10% discount on a range of specially selected PJ taste produce. This will be available at 249 Glossop Road to followers of the Missie – you can still collect your badge now from PJ taste at 249 Glossop Road or at PJ taste@Site Canteen. Here is the full list of featured items – so go on grab a badge and enjoy a range of breakfast and lunch items throughout July with a discount incentive.
7.30pm: Homemade, Coppice House Farm chicken and mushrooms with onion pie topped with creamy potato mash (potatoes from Whirlow Hall Farm), and finally, dessert was provided by Sheffield’s The Heavenly Cheesecake Company – lucky me, I was treated to a ‘Secret flavour’ to try tonight, which was ‘Thornbridge Stout and chocolate’! (Wowsas! – just look at the picture below).
Like always, Alison from Heavenly Cheesecake was very enthusiastic about her new flavour and I was just as eager to try it. I’ve never drunk stout before so I wasn’t too sure what to expect (I knew I liked chocolate though) but to be honest although I could smell the stout as I was slicing up the cheesecake to serve, the taste of the alcohol wasn’t too overpowering. This intriguing flavour (stout) complimented the chocolate well, a bit bitter (or ‘malty’) in the first instance but then this is quickly washed away by the chocolate. Smooth and rich flavours indicates the quality in Heavenly’s cakes – what an experience. I really enjoyed the new ‘exclusive’ flavour, thank you Alison and hopefully I will get to try all the others. Thanks again for introducing me to a great dessert.
The Heavenly Cheesecake Company is a fairly new company, starting life in late 2009, making both sweet and savoury cheesecakes and there are many flavours to choose from including strawberry vanilla cheesecake (pop over to their website for a full product listing: The Heavenly Cheesecake Company)
Drinks: included water, Cafeology beverages and Busters Coffee (I forgot to take my tea strainer to work with me today so I didn’t have a chance to try TeaBox’s teas for me
Snacks: I was prettty good today and didn’t snack too much. I’d made a few extra pancakes for breakfast, so I took these into the office with me and grazed on these ’til lunch time. Homemade goodness is definitely worth doing whenever you can – don’t use the lame excuse “but, I don’t have the time!” – to eat better, you make the time!
Keep an eye here daily during the week 4th – 10th July and enjoy the read – there’s going to be plenty of gawping and forking to do! Mmmmmm, I’m already looking forward to tomorrow’s meals. 3 Sheffield meals down, 18 more to go!
Cindy/Missie Cindz x