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Wine in a day

Wine in a day

While I feel that I know a fair bit about food (well, routinely coming second in the Annual Food Festival Quiz has to count for something right?), I am the first to admit that my knowledge of wine is severely lacking. Enter Sara Bangert from […]

Easy as pie

Easy as pie

It struck me last week when I went to an uncle’s funeral back in Wales that outside of this splendid country you very rarely see a corned beef pie! Yet at every family gathering in my childhood – birthday, wedding or wake – you would […]

Seville Orange Tart

Seville Orange Tart

I love the knobbly, gnarled Seville oranges that appear in the shops round about now. Usually destined for marmalade I thought I’d do something different with this batch. Seville Orange Tart – Ingredients For the pastry 175g plain flour 25g icing sugar 85g cold butter […]

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 […]