The Blackwood Arms

Get lost in Burnham Beeches and discover The Blackwood Arms It was another bitterly cold and windy March day and to get out of the wind we headed to Burnham Beeches. Although cold and very muddy, we managed to stay shielded from the wind and the dogs had a great time running around, noses to […]

Choosing the Christmas turkey will be one of the most important food decisions you make this Christmas so make sure you get yours ordered in plenty of time. To save you time, I have researched the different options which are widely available, plus a few local recommendations. Since it is the most crucial time of […]

Too many TV food shows affect our ability to actually cook. This was just one of the thorny issues about English food raised at The Bloomsbury Institute discussion last night with Lawrence Norfolk and Kate Colquhoun. The event was held in Bloomsbury Publishing’s Georgian offices in Bedford Square, London, in the heart of Bloomsbury. The Bloomsbury Institute was […]

Cook.Taste.Autumn.Smile by Alex Yandell Recommended to me via the Guild of Food Writers member’s forum, Cook.Taste.Smile is a series of books for use on the iPad. The author, Alex Yandell, has produced two in the series so far, and I was curious to discover a new form of cookbook. If you are unsure what an […]

When getting together for a family party, there was no room at the inn for me and my husband, and Chester the dog. A google search for “boutique, dog friendly B&B, Cardigan” found us the newly opened Oriel Milgi http://www.orielmilgi.co.uk/ in the tiny village of St Dogmaels. Home of the ruined St Dogmaels Abbey, the village has […]

WELSH FOODALOUGUE 2012 There were yet more food treats to discover discovered on our August trip to Ceredigion. We always find an excuse to stop at the welcoming Wright’s Food Emporium in Nantgaredig http://www.wrightsfood.co.uk/ where they serve great coffee, fantastic food and sell all kinds of delicious things. We topped up our wine carafes from the […]

Christmas Event Sainsbury’s Last week, I walked into Christmas, as envisaged by Sainsbury’s. Invited along to their as a member of the Sainsbury’s Family Blogging Network, I found myself in some beautiful rooms packed with new ideas and innovations. Here is my pick of the range I saw:< MAKE YOUR OWN The British love affair with […]