Real Ale in ‘Ome Made products from Fuggle Bunny Brew House of Sheffield.
As a Christmas special in 2015 I made a Fruity Chocolate Stout Chutney. It was going to be a one off but proved so popular that I thought I would do something similar as a mainstay. After all Real Ale is very popular at the moment!
And then I started thinking… “what else can I make with beer?” So I decided to do a Ketchup and a Brown Sauce as well as a Chutney.
So I started looking for a local brewery. A brewery that had the right credentials to suit the ‘Ome Made brand and of course, made really good beer!
I came across a brewery based in Sheffield, Fuggle Bunny Brew House, who seemed to fit the bill. I approached them with my ideas and they were interested in what I had to offer. So off I went to see them and, of course, sample some beer.
I have to say I was welcomed by two of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet… Fuggle bunny Brew House owners Wendy and Dave. They let me sample the beers they had on and I have to say it was some of the finest real ale I have ever tasted!
So that decided it. I had found my brewery!
For the Fruity Fuggle Chutney I used the Jammy Dodger Ale a ruby red ale with fruity undertones.
The Stout Brown Sauce uses Russian Rare-Bit Stout. A lovely quaffable stout with flavours of chocolate and coffee… Good stuff!
For the Summer Haze Ketchup I found the perfect beer, Lazy Hazy Summer Daze. A light and refreshing ale with subtle fruit flavours… Fantastic! One of those beers that on a hot summer day you can just ‘neck!’. It gives the tomato ketchup a lovely fruity flavour with just a hint of hoppiness.
The new products are available to buy from the brewery themselves… follow the link here: www.fugglebunnybrewhouse.co.uk to find out more about the brewery and their selection of fine real ales.
You can read about the ‘Ome Made products on Fuggle Bunnys Blog here
They will also be available from the ‘Ome Made Store.
Watch out for ‘Ome Made at a market near you. You will then be able to sample the Fuggle Bunny range along with the rest of the ‘Ome Made range.
You can catch ‘Ome Made at Norton Farmers Market on April 23rd 2016 and Fuggle Bunny Brew House will be at Barlborough Country Fair on April 30th 2016.
At long last it’s here.
You’ve been asking for it… I promised it and finally it’s here!
You can now buy fantastic ‘Ome Made products at The ‘Ome Made… Online Store!
Online orders can be made, paid through the PayPal gateway and delivered to your door by ACP courier or Royal Mail. If your local you can even opt to pick your goods up and pay no delivery fee!
There has been some changes to this website too. You may have noticed that the layout has changed and some photos disappeared! Well the photos are slowly been put back and some nifty new features are going to be making an appearance such as new and improved recipe posts.
So please go and have a gander at the store and remember to like and share on Facebook and Twitter and spread the word!
Keep an eye out for some promotional codes too for some special discounts!
Ok, here’s a bit of fun.
You can’t seem to get away from lists these days. Listmania! has taken over the whole world. Apparently 30% of the internet is taken up with lists. My top ten this and that.
So I thought “if you can’t beat em…”
The thing with this list is that anybody is free to add to it and join in… so PLEASE do!
I’ve started it off but I had to stop myself otherwise I would have exhausted the list. When somebody asks what my favourite food is I can go on and on and on!
So here it is!
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So 2014 has been an interesting year…
‘Ome Made went from being a blog to a business. After many years of thinking about it, talking about it… we went and did it!
‘Ome Made products are now in some shops and we have a couple of markets under our belts. We are now looking forward to building on the successes we’ve had in 2014 and have some fantastic ideas for 2015! And I can guarantee this time that there will be products to buy online through the site.
We acquired another chicken… Leia! The other chickens and ducks don’t seem to be laying quite so well at the moment. If they don’t buck their ideas up soon their numbers could be depleting early 2015!
We also decided to get a puppy… yes, we know… yes we are mad!
Withnail is now 7 months old and definitely part of the family. She fits in just fine, yes, she’s mad too!
It’s been a really challenging year on the whole, the whys and wherefores we don’t really want to go into. Our firm beliefs and our strong sense of family values has seen us all pull through together ….
So here’s to 2015!
We would like to wish all our readers and people who have supported us over the past year a happy, healthy and prosperous new year…
Happy New Year!
‘Ome, Kit, MissT, Dj, CurlyE, Lil’MrM, Withnail and all the rest of the menagerie!
The first ‘Ome Made products have finally gone on sale. Mike at Bradway Quality meats is the very first stockist, and after all his help and support it seems quite fitting!
Hopefully the first products to buy on www.omemade.com will be available very soon.
One of the first products available will be the ‘Ome Made Mild Curry Masala.
I started making my own curry masalas when I was a teenager. Over the years I have made modifications and finally ended up with something that is a perfect base for almost any curry.
There are some eighteen spices and herbs that go into ‘Ome Made Mild Curry Masala. The whole spices such as cumin and coriander (and a little Basmati rice to help thicken the sauce) are gently roasted before being ground to release the natural oils within the spices and give a greater depth of flavour.
Once the whole spices and rice are roasted and ground, they are combined with the other ingredients.
A little Gram flour goes into the mix to help thicken your sauce and a little salt to help blend the spices.
Compared with other curry powders on the market ‘Ome Made Mild Curry Masala contains very little salt and no flour to bulk it out, which also makes it suitable for a Gluten Free diet.
Only a little chilli is added so it’s suitable for those that don’t like to much heat. If I want a hot curry I just add fresh chillies or more chilli powder.
One heaped teaspoon per portion or a tablespoon for four portions is generally the right amount. Just fry in a little oil or ghee along with some onion, garlic and ginger before adding the rest of your ingredients.
You can find recipes using ‘Ome Made Mild Curry Masala here: www.omemade.com/ome-made-curry-secret-ii
So, for 1 week only, Dj requested to have school dinners. He was mainly tempted by the change from the ‘normal’ menu to ‘International Food Week’.
A week of dishes from 5 different places in the world.
We asked him if he’d like to write a blog on his experience & he jumped at the chance.
Everything that follows (apart from the actual Menu bit) is word for word that Dj wrote….we just corrected the spellings & some punctuation to make it easier on the brain for you good people.
Croque Monster, avec Pomme Frites et Harico
Tart Tatin with Ice Cream
I liked the cheese & ham baguette but the bread wasn’t as good as Daddys’.
I didn’t like the chips or the beans because the chips were soggy & the beans are out of a tin, unlike daddys, he makes his own.
The pudding was nice & my friend went mental on it.
Chicken Stew with Rice & Peas
Sticky Ginger Bread
I liked the sticky bread but if my Daddy made it, it would be better, & I didn’t like the chicken stew & rice & peas because the peas weren’t in the rice & the chicken was soggy.
The pudding which was sticky bread was nice.
I don’t thinks that’s a Caribbean.
Portuguese Cheese Flan with Half Jacket, Coleslaw & Sweetcorn
Vanilla Biscoitos with Ice Cream
Today I had a cheese flan with half a jacket potato.
I liked none of it because the cheese was cold & yucky!
The jacket potato was yummy but it didn’t have any butter on. The sweetcorn was nice like any other persons.
The pudding was fab & my friend liked it & I loved it too!
& there wasn’t any coleslaw.
Chicken Curry with Boiled Rice
Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce
Today I had curry & I liked the curry & I don’t mean the rice & today the chicken was better than Tuesdays because the chicken that was in the stew was soggy but todays one was better.
The pudding was really nice & it was ice cream with chocolate sauce.
Margarita Pizza with Potato Wedges & Sweetcorn
Iced Lemon Sponge
Today I had margarita pizza with soggy chips.
I liked the margarita pizza but Daddy’s ‘Ome Made pizza is 10 billion, trillion times better.
Todays pudding was sponge with grated lemon in & I liked it but Daddy’s ‘Ome Made lemon drizzle cake is better
That’s the end of my Blog.
Thank you for reading it.
Love Dj XXXXXX
After reading Dj’s blog we know that some of you lovely people will be thinking ‘Yeah, well your Kids are lucky (& probably spoilt) to get nice food at home all the time’, & yes, you’re right!
We do tell our Kids that they are VERY lucky to have a Daddy who can cook them fabulous dishes at home (sometimes Mummy does too!).
We also make our Kids realise that for other children this maybe the ONLY good plate of food that they get in a day. For some busy/working full time parents it’s easier & they know their child is getting a meal at school. For some parents it’s the affordable option & a lifeline for their children.
Could it be better though?
This is just Dj’s 7yr old view of what he thought was going to be a fabulous week of school lunches. He did a fab job of sitting down everyday after school & writing (most) of his thoughts on paper.
We can’t help feeling he was a tad disappointed with the meals….apart from the puddings!!!
Great work Dj!!! XXXXX
We do like a good wine in our house. we generally drink more red than anything else because Kit doesn’t like white (Which means sometimes I get a nice bottle of white to myself!)
Occasionally we will stumble (probably the wrong choice of word there in a wine review!) across a wine that ticks all the boxes. A wine that you just can’t get enough of.
One such wine, our current favourite, is Rex Mundi
available from Laithwaites (www.laithwaites.co.uk).
It hails from France and uses a Shiraz and Merlot grape blend. For a French wine it has more of a New World feel about it. If I didn’t know I would have sworn it came from Chile or Argentina.
It comes from the Roussillon region of France, home of the Cathars who lived in awe of the evil god Rex Mundi who corrupted the faithful with promises of earthly pleasures and the forbidden delights of mortal flesh… Ahem!
Anyway… this wine is dark… very dark. It packs so much fruit flavour into one sip that you just want to quaff the lot. It’s juicy and very plummy with a hint of liquorice and you get a little hint of sweetness which just makes it even more irresistible.
This wine is very versatile. It really is a quaffing wine and can be enjoyed by itself. It also goes nicely with roast meats, will stand up to spicy dishes and goes gloriously with cheese and chutney (especially ‘Ome Made beetroot and Chillli Jam).
Laithwaites charge £8.99 a bottle, £44.94 for six bottles (7.49 a bottle) or 89.88 for a case of 12 (7.49 a bottle).
At £8.99 a bottle this wine is well worth it and tastes a lot better than other wines at that price.
At £7.49 I would say is a bargain price for a wine that tastes this good… believe me 6 bottles wouldn’t last you long.
This is a great wine to have in for when friends come round, I couldn’t see anyone turning their noses up at this.
It looks fantastic too. The labels and the story behind the name of the wine is a great talking point.
I would seriously suggest to anyone that likes red wine to try a bottle or two of Rex Mundi.
Bums aloft! Cheers!
Good luck to Mike Kilner who has moved into a new shop after leaving the Farm Shop At Rivelin Valley, which is where most of the meat featured on our blog came from.
We’ve been without him for a few weeks and it’s good to have him back. Best of all he’s only down the road from us!
Mike has taken over the butchers at the top of Twentywell Lane in Bradway, Sheffield. It will soon be renamed Bradway Quality Meats. Mike can be contacted on 0114 2361842 if anyone has any enquiries.
Mike’s Daughter Tara is also working at the shop and will be doing hot roast sandwiches daily.
We came away with a shoulder of lamb today. The lamb is going to be cooked ‘bakers oven’ style but with a twist… ours is going to be curried!
The recipe and more images will follow on a blog soon…
you may have noticed that there are a few references to slow cooked smoked meats on the Blog. You wouldn’t be wrong.
I recently acquired a big American style smoker/BBQ and it’s been getting a fair bit of use.
I love proper American food, I’m not talking McD****ds or K*C here but big hunks of meat coated in secret dry rubs and cooked slowly for hours on end. Pulled Pork, sticky ribs, slow cooked brisket even a humble chicken simply seasoned and cooked in the smoker for three hours is transformed into something remarkable.
And then served with sour cream, chilli sauce, bbq sauce with a multitude of different “slaws” to go with it, quality.
I even like a simple beef burger, ‘Ome made of course! Given the right treatment, a nice cheese or two to top, gherkin, onion, tomato and some nice crisp iceberg and some lovely, mustardy mayonnaise (which has to dribble down your chin!) and of course a good squirt of ketchup. Burgers can, and should, be good and a real treat to eat.
Anybody remember a certain burger I created?
So yes there maybe some recipes for smoked meats or BBQ food on the Blog, that doesn’t mean that a conventional oven can’t be used. However I can recommend getting a smoker, it is such an enjoyable and slightly addictive way of cooking!