Monday, April 23, 2007

Happy St George's Day

St George is the patron saint of England and you can find out a little more here. You can also learn about the dragon slaying legend here.
The rose is our national emblem but I must admit not that many people wear one these days.

As 'Fish and Chips' is traditional English fare and to support Sam who wanted to dispel the myth that the English cannot cook, and to make those who laugh at English cuisine 'eat their words', I decided that this is what I would serve up in celebration of our national day. The fish is fried in breadcrumbs not batter (as is traditional), but I make my own breadcrumbs and there are a few less calories this way. I have not cooked my own fish and chips for many years and I had forgotten just how nice it is to have homemade chips and fresh cod; for Embee mushy peas are a must.

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I have not officially entered Sam's challenge but I am still keen to promote English cuisine. I have looked at the entry list and see many food bloggers are taking up the challenge, so if you have time when you've finished looking at the Fun Monday posts hop over to Sam and see the round up, you never know you might change your mind about English cooking -not that I'm suggesting any of you would laugh at our cuisine!!

I will be publishing my Fun Monday post later in the day.

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At 23/4/07 01:17, Blogger my4kids said...

I am a big fan of fish and chips! That looks so yummy!

At 23/4/07 01:42, Blogger mjd said...

Happy St George's Day
Your fish and chips look superb.

At 23/4/07 01:46, Anonymous Lisa said...

One of my favorite meals when I had morning sickness, and now!

At 23/4/07 02:23, Blogger Tracey said...

Fish and chips??? Oh, I love fish and chips, just not with vinegar (I know...practially blashemous, eh?)

At 23/4/07 06:35, Blogger Sam said...

Yum!! That's looks so good!!

I love photos done that way, in a collage I mean, is it hard to do???

At 23/4/07 08:06, Blogger Pamela said...

I'm trying to skip food this week.


At 23/4/07 08:41, Blogger Beccy said...

Mum, that's my favourite. I hope you'll be making that for me next time I visit, (without the mushy peas, yuk)!

At 23/4/07 09:38, Blogger ChrisB said...

my4kids I must say I'd forgotten just how good home cooked F&C are.

mjd I had my first ever St. Georges day card today which is lovely

lisa you'll have to give yourself a treat!

tracey oh no definitely you need vinigar and salt.

sam it's not hard to do when you get your daughter to do it!! you need to get picasa which my mac doesn't support (its free and easy I'm told)

pamela I should be skipping meals after eating this

beccy of course I will remember when youb used to go to granny's once a week straight from school and she always cooked you f&c's.

At 23/4/07 09:46, Blogger ChrisB said...

tracey if you come back to read replies which is your main blog ? I love all your photos of horses.

At 23/4/07 11:06, Blogger Barbara said...

I often do fish in breadcrumbs, spray it with olive oil and bake it in the oven. Less calories also.

At 23/4/07 11:30, Blogger ChrisB said...

barbara that's a good tip I'll give baking a try next time.

At 23/4/07 15:20, Blogger Beccy said...

I remember going to Granny's and being stuffed full of choccy, fish in batter and home made chips then given money for the sweet shop!

At 23/4/07 15:27, Blogger Sam said...

i already added you into the roundup, you daft hapeth for not entering

love you



At 23/4/07 15:52, Blogger ChrisB said...

beccy you were spoilt by your granny who did not even consider healthy eating in those days!!

sam you are sweet but you didn't have to do that. xx

At 26/4/07 01:06, Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Mushy peas? Never heard of them before Sam's, and now your St. George's Day meal.
Maybe that's what I'm having for supper. With hard-cooked eggs, cut up and hot and buttery. Mm.

At 26/4/07 16:36, Blogger ChrisB said...

CC Personally I'm not a fan of mushy peas but I have to indulge embee once in a while!!


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