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Playtime at Purnell’s

Playtime at Purnell’s

What do you buy for the mother-in-law who has everything (including a new kitten) for Christmas? Well, if you’re a selfish pair of buggers like us the answer is a meal for three in a swanky Michelin starred restaurant. I’ve been a fan of Glynn […]

January Blow-out

January Blow-out

I know for some people the New Year means giving stuff up and going on a detox and in theory that sounds like such a good idea. It’s just that there always seems to be somewhere new to go and eat! And in January I […]

LET THEM EAT CAKE

LET THEM EAT CAKE

While I can’t say that I have fully embraced Veganuary, we have certainly eaten less red meat this month – I’ve even forgone my weekly bacon sandwich whilst listening to The Archers Omnibus. My experiments with meat substitutes haven’t gone extremely well – to be […]

What month is it again?

What month is it again?

Pope Gregory X111 would probably be turning in his grave. Gone are the well known months of the year – we now have Januhairy (you need to watch Gavin and Stacey to get this one), Ginuary (my particular favourite), Februdairy (a campaign to celebrate dairy […]

CHARGING AHEAD

CHARGING AHEAD

There’s been a bit of a buzz locally as we have been eagerly awaiting the opening of Geetie Singh-Watson’s new organic pub in Totnes. But the wait is over as The Bull opened its doors to the paying public a couple of weeks ago. On […]

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 […]