The shadowy photograph is of our local butchers. I buy just what I need. On Saturday morning, I walked down and bought: four rashers of bacon, four pork sausages, half a black pudding, half a hog’s pudding, half a pound of kidneys and a pound of stewing steak. I may not have saved money, but I am doing what I can to save a local shop, wastage and my time. I was home again in five minutes. There is something so amazing about a local butcher’s shop, where they still saw up joints on a wooden block and will wrap meat in greaseproof paper, no matter how small the order. If you are ever in Liskead, visit Ough’s. It has never changed and I hope it never will.
In response to someone who asked – what’s Hog’s pudding. It’s white pork meat sausage, with rusk, it’s peppery and spicy. You slice it and grill or fry it. It’s sold cooked and you re-cook it. Black pudding is blood, rusk and pork fat and spices and although it sound disgusting, it’s much loved.