Blogs by Lucy

Saving Norfolk’s Knobs

Snigger. While my sense of humour can justifiably be labelled immature – after all my desk at work used to be known as innuendo corner – the plight of the Norfolk knob is no laughing matter. And it is by no means alone. Along with rusks, huffers, fourses cake, kitchels and I’m sure many other […]

Learning about Norfolk’s Red Gold

For a while now I’ve been wanting to do some research on the history of saffron growing in the region. It seems like an incredibly exotic, colourful and delicate ingredient to be grown in East Anglia so I was intrigued to find out more. And what better place to start than Saffron Walden – the […]

A warm welcome back to Norfolk

At the end of last year we decided it was time for a change of lifestyle. Having spent over 10 years away, Norfolk started to call me back (as I’ve heard it does!) and so a move was on the cards. It’s been a tricky few months trying to make it happen, and we’re still […]

Norfolk Vinegar Cake: an unexpected delight

From time to time I’ve come across mentions of Norfolk vinegar cake, but have always thought, ‘that sounds odd’ and moved on, without giving it much thought or attention – it hardly sounds like an appetising combination.  My interest was finally piqued when Pete gave me a copy of A Slice of Britain: Around the […]

This Sunday is Open Farm Sunday!

This Sunday (8th June) will be the 9th annual Open Farm Sunday (@OpenFarmSunday). Farms all around the country will be opening their doors to visitors and giving people the chance to take part in all sorts of activities from guided farm walks to tractor rides, sheep sheering and meeting the animals. Lots of farms in […]

Seasonal Suffolk and Fresh Fridays

On our way to Norfolk a few weeks back we took a well worth-while detour off the A12 to the Dedham Vale Vineyard (@DedhamValeVines). Since our last visit the vineyard has not only had a change of name (from Carter’s), the facilities have also been transformed with a new shop and tasting barn. This time […]

Edible Canada: Inspiration from our travels

With a long Pacific coastline and terrain ranging from snowy mountains, to ancient temperate rainforest to desert, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the Canadian state of British Columbia has a lot to offer when it comes to food. We’ve just returned from our honeymoon in Whistler and Vancouver having sampled our fair share of really fantastic […]

Photos from our Southwold food odyssey

Happy New Year from both of us! I thought I’d start the year off with a look back at the photos from our trip to Southwold on a sunny day in November. With the floods and Christmas, and everything else that’s gone on in between, it seems like a long time ago already, we had […]

The perfect ingredients for a festive evening

Going to choose the Christmas tree has to be one of my favourite Christmas traditions, and really means we can start to feel festive. This year we decided to go straight to the farm to get our tree. The Wheaton family from Great Slamseys Farm (@SlamseysFarm), near Braintree have been growing Christmas trees for over […]

The art of the Ploughman’s

Bread? Cheese?  Ham? Pickles? Check! On the face of it a Ploughman’s lunch is a very simple combination of staple foods. But done well, it can be not only incredibly tasty, but a fantastic way to make the most of great local produce. I’ve had some delicious Ploughman’s (and some terrible ones!), so I thought […]

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