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

Charlotte G’s Malteser Cake

Box or large bag of maltesers 12 crushed digestive biscuits 4oz (125g) margarine 1 tbsp syrup 6oz (175g) chocolate Topping – 11oz (325g) chocolate Melt the margerine, syrup and chocolate Add malesers and digestives Press mixture into a tray/dish Allow to cool Topping – Melt the chocolate and cover the base Allow to set in … Continue reading

Chromatic Menu Planning

Writing about I have been challenged on Facebook by Ellie Clewlow at Intersecting Sets to think about this. I’m going to try and do so without referring to Tessa Kiros’s Apples for Jam which is themed in colour chapters.

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

Am I Brave Enough?

No. But thanks for the offer (which arrived by email). It’s all a bit Dove advert. But at least better than this (which I saw in Heat), models recruited from amongst Katie Price’s fan base. All that said – you can never knock the Bravissimo undies.  Best bras in the world.

Autumn TV Scheduling – Wayhay

It’s time to bring out the cocoa, draught excluder, big slipper and blankets and settle down into the darkening nights and Autumn TV schedule.  Loving it! (Especially as I have just started a diet and sworn off drinking for a bit – what’s left for a girl to enjoy?!) What indeed! And, thanks to the … Continue reading

Rishta – Lentil & Spinach Soup

I am impressed.  With the refurb of the canteen, the catering people are really pulling their socks up. Today I am tucking into Rishta and a roll for 85p.  It was all I could afford in any case, curse not having a cash point on campus, but it also looked really good. Anyway, it sent me … 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