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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]