Pies & Perfect Pastry with GBBO Beca

Hubs likes to think he is the king of pork pies in this household. He makes them hand raised with traditional jelly made from pig’s trotters. 2013 GBBO contestant Beca has recently started to do some baking courses at Seasoned Cookery School just down the road from us (yes that explains why I mention them […]

Brilliant Baking with Brendan at Seasoned

I was introduced to Clare just over two years ago. We had both recently set up food education businesses in the  Midlands and were biology graduates. Trust me, us biology graduates are a food-loving, enterprising bunch. I’ve seen Clare’s business grow and this month Seasoned opened a permanent venue at Catton Hall, a private estate […]

Historic Ices with Ivan Day

Over the summer things have been very busy for us and it’s fair to say we’ve done a lot more in the way of foodie experiences than cooking anything exciting in the kitchen. Last year I visited the School of Artisan food to take part in an Artisan Chocolate course as a Christmas present. Since then I’ve […]

Chocolate making at School of Artisan Food

Artisan Chocolate at the School of Artisan Food

Last weekend as a break from the house I travelled up to the Welbeck Estate near Worksop. This trip has been long-awaited. Ever since I heard about the School of Artisan Food way back in 2009, I’ve wanted to visit. Hubs gave me a voucher towards a course there and after spending a great deal […]

River Cottage Adventure – part 2

Sunday morning we awoke still full from the Valentine Feast and headed into Lyme Regis. Okay that is a slight lie we originally went somewhere else, but it was so dire we headed back to Lyme Regis. After eating the essential fish & chips along the sea front, while dodging nose-diving seagulls, we decided to […]

River Cottage HQ

Pig in a Day with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Hubby is one of those annoying/lucky people (depending on how you look at it) who’s birthday is during the Christmas festivities. After him buying me a KitchenAid for my birthday, I knew I had to pull one out of the bag to make his birthday pressie just as special as his present to me. A […]

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