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STORECUPBOARD SWEEP

STORECUPBOARD SWEEP

If like me you are a bit of a magpie and can’t resist all those foodie treats in pretty little tins that appear at this time of year, then now’s the time to make a bit of space in your store-cupboard. Sorting through mine last […]

BANG: THERE GOES ANOTHER ELF

BANG: THERE GOES ANOTHER ELF

My nephew sent me a cartoon last week depicting Santa aiming a rifle at an elf’s head with the caption “Every time someone mentions the C word in November an elf gets it“. Well so be it … because as far as I’m concerned once […]

LIFE ON THE VEG …

LIFE ON THE VEG …

I wanted to share with you a truly inspirational meal I had recently at the Dartmouth Food Festival. One of the Sponsors of the event – The Riverford Field Kitchen produced a Root to Shoot menu designed to showcase how to minimise food waste by […]

DON’T MESS ABOUT … JUST GO

DON’T MESS ABOUT … JUST GO

Last week I finally made it 12 miles down the road to Restaurant Twenty_Seven in Kingsbridge. I’ve been wanting to go for ages and after the recent announcement that they had just won the award for Best South West Restaurant at the Taste of the […]

PALESTINE ON A PLATE

PALESTINE ON A PLATE

I love a traditional Sunday Lunch but last weekend thought I’d give something different a try. I picked up the book Palestine on a Plate at work and was immediately attracted by the vibrant colours shouting out at me from the page. After inviting a […]

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

Every year the Dartmouth Food Festival attracts over 120 exhibitors – the vast majority of which are from the West Country. As it’s just under a month now until the festival begins I thought I would take a look at some of the new exhibitors […]

AN APPLE A DAY

AN APPLE A DAY

I love our Community Orchard. It stands in an amazing position overlooking both the River Dart and the Britannia Royal Naval College, is host to a bucket load of wildlife and a couple of laps in the afternoon is enough to satisfy a small spaniel […]

POPPING UP NEAR YOU

POPPING UP NEAR YOU

As I am about to swan off on my hols I won’t be blogging for a few weeks. So I though I’d take a look at some pop-ups happening through the summer to keep you lovely foodies busy … and well fed! Despite running a […]

POPPING-UP FOR SUMMER

POPPING-UP FOR SUMMER

Pop-ups have been increasing in popularity over the past few years for two very good reasons. From the chef’s point of view it allows them to test their mettle without having to invest in premises and more importantly allows people like me to eat delicious […]

COOKING THE BOOKS

COOKING THE BOOKS

I recently started following the #7favouritecookbooks hashtag on Instagram which got me to thinking. If I were stranded on a desert island which books would I rush to take with me. Well apart from the obvious : Fergus Henderson’s “Nose to Tail Eating” (there must […]