Category: Food & Drink

Ripe For The Picking

Ripe For The Picking

Food for free is a passion of mine – I never walk the dog without a bag or two in my pocket in which to stash bounty. Whether it’s berries to make into jam, mushrooms for breakfast or nettle tips for soup, it all finds its way home. It’s a hobby with a long legacy […]

Oranges in Seville

Seville Orange Marmalade

For those with a passion, the annual arrival of Seville oranges in Britain is an eagerly-awaited arrival akin to the first Beaujolais in other circles. They usually make a brief appearance just after New Year and fly off the shelves as cooks seize the chance to make their own home made marmalade. The tart oranges […]

Raise Your Glasses!

Raise Your Glasses!

In Britain we are now lucky to have an ever-increasing range of beer to choose from, from the very light, such as the Golden Ales (Exmoor Gold) through Old Ales, which are usually matured in bottles (such as Theakeston’s Old Peculiar) and Scottish Ales, which are darker and richer than most of their English counterparts, […]

Chocolate – May the Gods be With You

Chocolate – May the Gods be With You

Chocolate’s scientific name Theobroma cacao literally translates as ‘food of the Gods’, and few of us would disagree, yet it hasn’t always enjoyed mass popularity and modern production has hardly been what you might call angelic. So just what is it that makes us so attached to it? The History of Chocolate Originally cacao trees […]

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