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Sunday, 29 May 2016

A Bit About Britain and a nice Roast Beef Dinner

I guess to most of us 'there's no place like home' and many may also say 'home is where the heart is'. Living in the UK, or Britain, as many refer to it, there are some wonderful places to visit.

You may have already read in earlier blog posts, one of our favourite places is the Lake District ... the scenery is just wonderful.


Another lovely place to visit is Mudeford, down in Dorset, again a lovely part of Britain. There is always something to see and do and the fresh fish stall on the quay has some great choices.


Now, many of you know I love blogging and have 'met' some great people out in 'blog-land'. One such person is Mike, he loves travelling around Britain, so much so that he has a blog about his travels. He says "A Bit About Britain is a personal project that aims to inspire, inform and entertain. If you’re looking for ideas for places to visit, you should find some inspiration in the growing Attraction Directory. If you like stories, hopefully you will like browsing the articles, or posts, on his blog. These are aimed at people who are just interested in the topic, or want enough information to provide a taster about a place, and put it in context, but who don't want to wade through a dry academic tome or detailed guide book - yet. Or perhaps you'd like to take a gentle stroll through Britain's regions... but, whatever you do, don't take it too seriously."

I wish Mike well on his endeavors - so far so good, it's quite a task he's taken on - why not go over and visit his blog ... but before you do may I interest you in a very traditional British Sunday Roast?


I don't think there is a better known British meal than Roast Beef. I think you could perhaps call it the national dish of Great Britain and loved by almost everyone. But is there a good or better way to cook the perfect roast beef. It is actually very easy as you can see with these handy tips here

Thanks for reading - and have a great Sunday

All the best Jan

36 comments:

Jo said...

Oooh, yes please, and being a Yorkshire lass I'll have it with Yorkshire puddings. I shall follow your links and check out the blog now, I do love the country we live in, there's so many beautiful places to discover.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Jo
I do agree with you ... ours is a lovely country and there are so many beautiful places to visit. I've not yet been to Lands End or John o' Groats and there are still many places in-between that I must try and visit.

More details about that here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land%27s_End_to_John_o%27_Groats

Roast Beef is a great dish isn't it and I can understand your liking for Yorkshire puddings.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend

All the best Jan

N.B. If some readers may be looking for a low carb Yorkshire Pudding alternative you can read it in the comments here
http://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/roast-beef-such-very-traditional-meat.html

Anonymous said...

Britain is best.
Beef is bloody brilliant.
Bit about Britain, will go and look.

Ben

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Ben
Many thanks for your comment, do go across and take a look at Mike's blog. He is slowly building it up from the first original blog he had, but he's doing well.

I think you may be enjoying a Roast Beef dinner soon, if your comment is anything to go by!

Enjoy your weekend

All the best Jan

Conniecrafter said...

Those are two places we did not make it to while living in England, and they do look lovely, we hope to one day make it back. We have kept in contact with two close families we made friends with and it has been 16 years since we have lived there, Beautiful country!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Connie
There are so many lovely places to visit in Britain, as indeed many countries! I think it's so lovely that you have kept in touch with those two families. I hope that you can "make it back" at some point in the future.

Wishing you a pleasant weekend, it's a special one in the US isn't it!

All the best Jan

Mac n' Janet said...

I've been following Mike's Blog about England for a while, it's great. And rare Roast Beef is one of my favorite meals.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Mac 'n' Janet ...
Yes, Janet, Mike does have a lovely blog, I still look at his older blog too, which I know he's transferring a lot of his excellent, fun and informative posts over to the newer one.

Rare Roast Beef is on the plate - virtually speaking.

All the best Jan

Connie said...

I love traveling from my computer . . . and the UK is my favorite destination. Thanks for the tour and the links :)

Anonymous said...

What a nice post and your first photograph looks a very scenic place. We had Roast Pork today, but we do have Roast Beef occasionally. I will go and look at the site you mention.

Jenny S

Galina L. said...

Such a beautiful place! I think a Great Britain is lucky to have culinary traditions being based on eating meat and fish.

Tom said...

great scenes and the roast beef is bad either

NCmountainwoman said...

Every year at Christmas or New Year's we have a prime rib roast beef with Yorkshire Pudding. (Used to get the suet free but now the butcher charges for it.) Recipe handed down from my husband's British grandmother. And each year I make her fabulous steamed Christmas pudding with hard sauce. Lovely.

Debbie said...

brian has a beautiful blog!!! i love roast beef and have not made it in forever. i rarely cook beef this way, the hubs, long story but i miss it!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Connie
Yes, it's amazing the lovely places there are to visit using our computer keypads!
Glad you enjoyed the post and links.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Jenny
Yes, that first photo is from a visit to the lovely Lakes, the scenery is just wonderful.
Whether it's Roast Pork, Chicken, Lamb, Beef they are all great aren't they.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Galina
Yes there are so many lovely places to visit.
I do agree with you, we are fortunate to have many "culinary traditions being based on eating meat and fish" You can't beat a lovely Roast Sunday dinner, just perfect for weekends I think.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Tom
Yes lovely scenes and I agree with you about the beef, it doesn't taste bad at all!
Quite yummy in fact!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello 'NC'
Wow that Christmas Dinner and recipe you use sounds wonderful, I can almost smell the wonderful cooking aroma from here.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Debbie
Yes, A Bit About Britain is a lovely blog ...
Should we ever get together I will make sure Roast Beef is on the menu - just for you!

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Jan, I've always wanted to visit the UK. The Lake District is so pretty.....and peaceful. There's nothing quite like a good roast, and I didn't realize that it was a favorite in Britain.

Just wanted to say that Yes, of course, you can use the "stressed" quote on a post sometime. Isn't it delightful? I saw it and smiled right away.

Have a relaxing Sunday, Jan.

~Sheri

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Jan,
What gorgeous pictures. I've heard so much about the lake district. I'd love to see it some day.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Sheri
I think the Lake District is one of the best places in Britain/the UK to visit, although I'm sure there are others that may prefer another part of our lovely Island!
I've always found that Roast meals are very popular here, especially at family gatherings.

Thanks for letting me know about the 'stressed' quote ...it did make me smile too!
Hope you are having a good weekend.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Sandra
Thanks for your visit and lovely comment.
Yes, the pictures make you wish you were there don't they!
Perhaps one day you may be able to visit the Lake District, and enjoy a traditional Roast Beef Dinner too ...

All the best Jan

Happyone said...

Lovely photos. I hiked around the lake district back in 2005 with the Wayfarers. My favorite vacation of all time. : )

Carla from The River said...

Hello,
I hope to visit someday. I would love to visit the Lake District.
We have a fun English Pub in Minneapolis called Brit's Pub ... we have eaten the traditional roast that they serve. It was yummy! I would love to have it in England someday.
I also enjoy A Bit about Britain. :-)
Carla

Missy George said...

That looks wonderful..Done to perfection...Yum
I grew up eating that..

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Karen
So pleased you enjoyed your vacation and hike around the Lake District back in 2005 - it is a most beautiful place to visit...

Many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Carla
That pub in Minneapolis sounds good ... you can't beat a good traditional Roast!
Yes, A Bit About Britain blog is always an interesting and fun read isn't it.

Hope you and your family have had a good Memorial weekend.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Missy
A good Roast Beef Joint cooked to perfection ... just tastes great!
Many thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I spent an entire day in London between flights one year, toured some very popular sights and loved every minute of it! I hope to visit for an extended period some day and come back with hundred of photos. Perhaps it will happen!

And thank you for another wonderful recipe. I hope your weekend was terrific.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Martha
So pleased to read you loved seeing the sights of London a few years back, and I certainly hope you may get to enjoy the chance again - be sure to bring your camera!!!

The weekend has been good so far, thank you.
We have a three day Bank Holiday in the UK, which is great, so for many no work on Monday.

All the best Jan

Lisa said...

Thanks for the link to Mike's blog I will certainly go and have a wander around there.
I love roast beef, I think I could eat it every day and never get fed up with it.
Lisa x

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Lisa
Hope you enjoy your look at Mike's blog ... his latest post (31/5/16) is all about Ironbridge and fascinating facts about the area, including the toll house!
Link is here http://bitaboutbritain.com/ironbridge-cradle-of-industrialisation/

Roast Beef is a winning dinner isn't it - and sometimes not just for Sunday's!

Wishing you an enjoyable last day of May - and good wishes for the month of June.

All the best Jan

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Hey, Jan - I have come across this post and I don't think I can have thanked you for the lovely mentions! There's certainly no comment from me to that effect, which is very rude - though it is difficult keeping track of all the sites we all follow. ANYWAY - apologies and grateful thanks. And I do love a nice piece of roast beef!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Mike, many thanks for your comment.
I've just been across to your lovely blog ... doesn't seem possible that your new blog is now one year old!
I'm looking forward to visiting again soon to read some more about Britain, it's a great place to live, so much to see and do, and you keep us well prepared.
Thank you.

All the best Jan

PS Yes, Roast Beef is great isn't it.