A foodie guide to what's hot in Devon

Author: Helen

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 […]

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 […]