Blogs filed under “Places”

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 […]

An apple a day (it’s the season!)

I’ve previously blogged about apples on this site, punning on the Cupertino computer company connection, so it seemed only right to bring apples back to the fore again now that the bods in California have just released a new batch of shiny things. And especially since it’s the height of British apple season! The weekend […]

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 […]

Popping for a pint

While we try to cover as much of East Anglia as we can on this blog, or travels have seemingly focused around the A12 corridor. It’s not an intentional slight on other places, or an indication that there’s less to see or do elsewhere – it just happens to be in easy reach and have […]

A trial (or should that be trail?) of mud and bacon

Given our weather over the last few months, it’s probably best to take advantage of any of the few nice days that deem to grace us with their presence – who knows when the next bright but fresh day will appear? It has, however, meant that on those rare occasions we deem satisfactory for a […]

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 […]

Far from run-of-the-mill!

Tucked away off a quiet lane in the village of Stock, in between Chelmsford and Billericay is a bit of a treasure: a brick tower mill dating from around 1800, which has been restored to full working order. We came across it when we were doing some more general research about milling in the region, […]

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