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An evening with Tim Maddams

We have fostered a tradition to buy each other foodie treat for Christmas or birthday. Previous gifts include a Gourmet break at Northcote, a dining experience in an old Pullman train carriage along the Carlisle-Settle line, chocolate making at School of Artisan Food and learning how to butcher a pig with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. This year …

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Valentine Wishlist

valentines

While surfing the web over the last for weeks I’ve spotted fantastic ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t have to be a box of Milk Tray and flowers from the garage down the road or even a huge bunch of roses, it’s about a token gesture to show someone how much you appreciate and …

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Ginger Beer

Ginger Ber

Hubs is partial to ginger beer be it a glass of tastebud tingling Luscombe Hot Ginger Beer of a pint of Crabbies.When he saw the River Cottage Every Day episode where they made ginger beer he knew he had to make it. Now given some of our past adventures in brewing haven’t exactly been successful, …

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A Taste of the Unexpected

I’ve been a fan of Mark Diacono for a while. He runs UK’s first climate change farm, Otter Farm, and is head gardener at River Cottage. His River Cottage Handbook: Veg Patch is a well used book in this house so when I saw Mark was writing a new book it went straight on my …

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Croissants

Croissants have been on my Want To Make list for a long time, but I just hadn’t had the nerve to make them so I was glad when I saw that Corrie from Hot Potato had decided to these being April’s Fresh from the Oven challenge. To make it even better the recipe was from …

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Focaccia

Focaccia

Back in February I made focaccia, to accompany Snow day soup, successfully for the first time. Then later on in February I attended a course with Dan Stevens & Aiden Chapman at River Cottage to learn the art of bread making. Between Hubby & I we made so much bread on the course, which was …

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River Cottage Adventure – part 1

My Christmas pressie off Hubby had finally arrived. After me giving him an early Christmas pressie in the shape of Pig in a Day with Hugh F-W he returned the favour by taking me away for 4 nights to experience River Cottage, not once, but twice. Saturday started with the obligatory trip to River Cottage …

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