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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 […]

JOIN THE CLUB

JOIN THE CLUB

In my youth all we had were Chess and Computer Clubs (I was rubbish at both) but these days things are much more interesting with Supper clubs, Wine clubs, Gin clubs and even Chocolate clubs popping up all over the place. Although I am yet […]

TABLE MANNERS

TABLE MANNERS

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home and at the centre of that beating heart is the kitchen table. In my mind’s eye this is a lovingly crafted piece of scrubbed pine where friends gather to eat a mouth-watering selection […]

A PIECE OF CAKE

A PIECE OF CAKE

Now I do like a piece of cake. My particular favourite has to be a gooey chocolate sponge with fresh raspberries and lashings of clotted cream – well we are in Devon! Hubby’s cake of choice is always Coffee & Walnut and we both agree […]

PLASTIC CHALLENGE

PLASTIC CHALLENGE

Whilst many people over Easter celebrated the end of Lent with chocolate and other sweet treats I was grateful to be able to buy a pot of cream and some shampoo … not to use together you understand!! Way back in March I embarked on […]

EASTER BLESSINGS

EASTER BLESSINGS

For many people Easter has simply become a time to gorge on a large amount of chocolate – perhaps to make up for forgoing such treats during Lent. While for others it represents the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the […]

ALL ABOARD

ALL ABOARD

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be invited on board the latest addition to the flotilla of boats offering trips on our beautiful River Dart. Vivere aka The Fizz Boat is the brainchild of Gaynor & David Ramsden who are on a mission to […]

FIND TIME FOR FIKA

FIND TIME FOR FIKA

Forget Hygge … Fika is the latest Scandanavian buzzword to hit our shores … a concept which means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat. So a perfect name for a cafe […]

25 YEARS AND THEN …

25 YEARS AND THEN …

Ask 100 people where to go for a great breakfast in Dartmouth and 99 of them will mention Alf’s (the 100th is clearly an alien). Alf’s – or more formally Cafe Alf Resco – is celebrating 25 years at the heart of the Dartmouth Community. […]

No.6 is No. 1

No.6 is No. 1

No exaggeration but last week I think I may have had the best meal of my life. Paul Ainsworth at No.6 has been on my restaurant wish-list for a while and after seeing him present a Christmas cookery programme on BBC1 last December I finally […]