Craven Crusts: grab a slice of the community bakery, café and artspace

I’m so proud of Himself.  Not for putting his money where his mouth is or for being a quietly enthusiastic supporter and advocate for something he is passionate about, although he has and he is, but for rolling up his sleeves and pitching in. Over the last few months he’s been working his socks off … Continue reading

Death Row Dinners We enjoyed a hangover-salving Sunday lunch at The Red Lion in Hunningham yesterday. I always enjoy eating there. There’s very little room for improvement in my book. Which leads me to the Death Row Dinners cards on each table – main function: to ask for feedback – subsidiary function: prize draw to win your … Continue reading

Why Doesn’t Essex have a Destination Food Festival?

Inspired by this weekend’s visit to Ludlow Food Festival (which was brilliant), I was thinking that (my native) Essex should have a destination festival at least as big.  There’s enough quality food.  The countryside is just as beautiful, but in a different way.  It’s very accessible.  What’s stopping it? Off the top of my head it … Continue reading

Look at Me Being an Opinion Leader!

Someone has contacted me to ask me to encourage you to take part in a survey.  They say: The study involves learning more about parents’ attitudes towards child nutrition, obesity and food choices offered to children at school. This blog has been selected based on the overall content of your postings and the comments posted … Continue reading

Give me your money

  Writing about and Ok, so I’m not doing the walking – but I am an essential member of the Support Crew.  In fact, I think I’m Support Crew Leader – it’s early days give me a break! How hard can it be I hear you ask, well after Saturday’s gurkha-led briefing I am terrified … Continue reading

What do I love most this week?

I’m sure that the answer should be Himself.  But actually, right at this moment Ocado is closer to my heart! They are delivering the ingredients for our ‘romantic’ Valentine’s meal very early tomorrow morning before work, despite my only having ordered them this morning.  Truely, for the girl without wheels, they are a saviour!  (Now … Continue reading

That’s My Evenings Sorted…

Writing about Hooray, the Beeb have put Masterchef on at a commuting friendly time.  I can get home, cook tea and still have time to watch – and the new series started yesterday. Now, long-term readers will know that I have long cherished a crazed idea that I might be good enough to get … Continue reading

57 Varieties

Writing about A different tomato soup – and one which I am trying not to spill over my keyboard as I type. Incidentally I was reading Lindsey Bareham’s A Celebration of Soup the other day, and she claims to have over 20 versions of pumpkin soup – there surely must be more. Mine never … Continue reading

Here Today, Gone to Marrow

Immediate apologies for the title of this post. Today I have embarked, with a sense of due deprivation, on the Special K drop a jeans size thing. It seems no less sensible than any other diet – at least in the short term as a bit of a kick start. And things have been lapsing … Continue reading

Warwick Masterchef?!