Blogs filed under “Essex”
“Pride in local ingredients and regional dishes is central to modern British cooking. […] but is it time to start using local ingredients to cook international foods?” This quote is from a recent post on the Guardian’s Word of Mouth blog called ‘Local food: have you had your fill?’, which asks whether the increased interest […]
This post is inspired by some delicious goat cheese that we picked up at the Fielding Cottage (@fieldingcottage) stall at the recent Essex Food and Drink Festival. The cheese was Norfolk Mardler, which excited me initially, because ‘mardle’ is (ashamedly) one of the few words of Norfolk dialect that I know (meaning ‘to chatter’). It […]
What a difference from our previous visit to Cressing Temple Barns for the Essex Game and Country Fair back in March in the snow! The sun may not have been shining on Saturday morning for our visit to The Essex Festival of Food and Drink, but I think that only served to attract more visitors […]
Just a very quick post to highlight two bits of news that have emerged from the lovely Dedham Vale.
I’ve spent a lot of time this week putting together a list of foodie events and regular markets with a food focus that take place in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex – it’s amazing how much is going on all the time, and it’s so easy to miss out. The aim is to compile a listing […]
This morning when I got up, I wrote a shopping list and had in mind to cycle into town knowing that I would need to go to the supermarket to get at least some of the things on my list. In Witham we’re lucky to have two butchers’, one of which – Holt’s – also […]
Well, the weather seems to have changed quite unexpectedly – as demonstrated by the lobster like complexion I have taken on over the last 24 hours or so (look, I forgot the suncream, ok?). Not that I’m one to complain – far from it, a bit of sunshine means it’s surely time to get out […]
Given the slump back into what seems to be autumn over the past few days, I can’t help but think back to a rather nice sunny weekend back at the start of the month. Spring seemed to be breaking out at last, people were actually cheerful, and best of all – it was a bank […]
I had hoped to be writing a blog about the Essex Young Farmers Show this evening, but a night on my friend Kate’s rum punch and mojitos put paid to that idea.
Heavy snow before and during the Essex Game and Country Fair on 23/24 March meant that it was a quiet and subdued affair, with many exhibitors and visitors choosing not to battle through the elements to get to Cressing Temple Barns near Braintree. And to be honest I don’t blame them – it was freezing! […]