Blogs filed under “Produce”
There’s an incredible bounty to be had at this time of year. We can’t get enough of the early apples, pears and different varieties of plums, not to mention the hedgerow fruits and berries that are starting to really come into their own. I enjoyed watching the BBC’s Harvest programme last week. The show was […]
Walking around Lower Castle Park in Colchester on Saturday, you could be excused for wondering where, or even when, you were. A corner of the park was filled with food and craft stalls, all centred around a gladiatorial arena, to mark the annual Colchester Oyster Festival. This year the festival was celebrating Colchester’s Roman roots, […]
Earlier this week I paid a visit to Lathcoat’s Fruit Farm (@lathcoatsfarm) on the outskirts of Chelmsford. They grow a wide range of fruit, but the focus is very much on apples, with over 40 varieties grown on site. We first visited last Autumn at the peak of the apple season, where despite a tough […]
Looking back through our photos from this summer, I noticed that we’d taken quite a few when we stopped off at the Elveden Estate on our way back from Norfolk in May. A bit delayed, but here they are, along with some shots of their rather handsome cockerel, let’s call him Jim.
“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 […]
Sometimes there are things we’ve been keen to try for a long time, but for whatever reason have never managed to find at the right time. Samphire is a perfect example. A couple of weeks ago I was close to Suffolk Food Hall (@suffolkfoodhall), so it seemed rude not to drop in and do a little […]
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 […]
It feels a bit wrong to be sitting here in the middle of what can only be classed as a heatwave writing this blog about a grey and miserable day back in May when we defied the weather and had a great day out in North Norfolk. Our only commitment was a lunch booking at […]
What better way to begin a day trip than with a meandering drive through the Norfolk countryside. Our ultimate destination was Horsey, a small village on the North-East coast and on the edge of the Norfolk Broads National Park, famous (locally at least) for its windpump.