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  • Avebury Stone Circle vs Stonehenge
    Wiltshire in England has spectacular Neolithic sites. Stonehenge is famous but nearby Avebury is remarkable. Which to visit? Avebury Stone Circle vs Stonehenge? Continue reading
  • Afternoon Tea in Coventry
    Afternoon tea is a very British tradition. Comprising sandwiches, scones and sweets, here are some ideas for where to enjoy afternoon tea in Coventry. Continue reading
  • RECIPE: Vegan Wild Garlic Pesto
    Spring is a great time of year to go foraging in the English countryside. We have a fabulous recipe for a vegan wild garlic pesto Continue reading
  • A Northern Ireland Road Trip
    With vibrant cities, beautiful countryside and coastlines, here’s a Northern Ireland road trip itinerary for spending a some time travelling through this lovely country. Continue reading
  • Things To Do In Oban, Scotland
    Located on a pretty bay on the west coast, with its own distillery and excellent seafood, there are plenty of things to do in Oban, Scotland. Continue reading
  • RECIPE: How to Make Umeboshi
    Have you tried umeboshi – Japanese pickled plums? You can make them at home. Continue reading
  • Visit Guernsey – Art and Literature Activities
    The lovely Channel Islands are fantastic for beach holidays and if you visit Guernsey you can enjoy art and literature scene as well. Continue reading
  • RECIPE: How To Make Wild Garlic Pesto
    We love to go foraging in the English countryside. Wild garlic is abundant and we have a fantastic recipe for wild garlic pesto. Continue reading
  • RECIPE: How to Make Stinging Nettle Hummus
    Stinging nettles may cause some pain if you brush past them on a walk but they are actually edible. Here’s a stinging nettle hummus recipe. Continue reading
  • Things to Do in Coventry
    Coventry has a reputation as a dull concrete city. But it’s actually a fantastic place to visit and has plenty of things to do. Continue reading
  • A Walk Around Alderney
    Alderney is the third largest of the Channel Islands. A walk around Alderney is one of the loveliest things to do when visiting. Continue reading
  • Go With The Sloe – How to Make Sloe Gin
    It’s autumn in the UK, which means it’s the perfect season for foraging for fruit and mushrooms in the countryside. We are lucky to have many sloe (blackthorn) bushes in our local area and one of our favourite things to do at this time of year is to make sloe gin. Sloe gin is a liquer made from gin and sloes, although other alcohol bases can be used. Unlike gin, which is quite perfumed, sloe gin is much sweeter, deriving its flavour from the fruit infusing into the alcohol as well as some added sugar. Gin is a very fashionable … Continue reading
  • World’s Best Breakfasts -Breakfast of Champions!
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here are some of the world’s best breakfasts. And why it’s often okay to go off-menu. Continue reading
  • Spirit of the Sea – A Visit to Fisher’s Gin Distillery at Aldeburgh
    Suffolk, in East Anglia, located on the east coast of England, is a beautiful rural county and a fine place for foodies to visit.  It’s famous for its pig farming and high quality pork as well as the seafood bounty from its 50 mile coastline. Adnam’s brewery is also based in Suffolk and most pubs in the area seem to be associated with them. Suffolk can also boast the closest gin distillery to the sea. Fishers Gin is located in the coastal town of Aldeburgh and the team aim to capture the flavours of the area in their gin using … Continue reading
  • Stilton Crazy After All These Years
    Melton Mowbray is a small town in Leicestershire in the English Midlands which, without wishing to be unfair, doesn’t really have any remarkable features. However it is known for being a foodie town. It is home of the Melton Mowbray pork pie and has a local creamery that makes Stilton cheese. Stilton cheese comes in two varieties – white and blue –  although the blue cheese is probably the best known these days. It is often referred to as the “king of the blues,” and is likely to have been produced before the 18th century, but probably not in the … Continue reading
  • Unusual UK Activity Breaks – Just Take Five
    If you like active holidays here are five unusual UK activity breaks, where you can learn a new skill or meet amazing animals. Continue reading
  • Film Review: Jadoo (Kings of Curry 2013)
    Director /screenplay :          Amit Gupta Foodie Expert Madhur Jaffrey Country: UK Film Rating: 6/10 Foodie Rating: 8/10 Without the risk of trying to curry favour this is a delightfully enjoyable foodie rom-com. Set in the UK city of Leicester cross-cultural expectations collide with family conflicts and culinary rivalries at the height of the festival of Holi, so colourful confrontations ensue in more ways than one. Mark (Tom Mison) and Shalini (Amara Karan) want to get married but Shalini is worried about getting approval from her father, especially as they come from different cultural backgrounds. Shalini heads back home to Leicester … Continue reading
  • The Isle of Skye – The Skye’s The Limit
    The Isle of Skye is a popular destination in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Around 200 miles from Glasgow it is stunningly beautiful. Continue reading
  • Film Review: Nina’s Heavenly Delights (2006)
    Writer/Director:  Pratibha Parmar Country: UK Cuisine: Indian set in Scotland Film Rating 8/10 Foodie Rating 8/10 “Taste is in your heart. Always follow your heart.” Culinary pleasure mixes with romantic pleasure in Nina’s Heavenly Delights, the title of which prefectly reflects its tone and theme. Nina Shah (Shelley Conn) is coming home to Glasgow after three years having departed in circumstances that left her estranged from her family. But her beloved, enthusiastic and talented father has recently passed away and she has returned to attend his funeral. He was the head chef and owner of the family’s highly regarded restaurant … Continue reading
  • Haggis with Neeps and Tatties
    Scotland’s National Dish There are many reasons to visit Scotland. The landscape is nothing short of spectacular whether you are visiting the highlands, the lowlands or the coast. The country has a long and fascinating history and the towns and cities, particularly Glasgow and Edinburgh, have an enormously rich cultural heritage. It even boasts a famously elusive monster that apparently dwells in its biggest lake, Loch Ness. Food-wise, Scotland has so much to offer. With a long, beautiful and often dramatic coastline, the seafood is top quality. With plenty of grazing land Scottish meats are also fantastic – notably the … Continue reading
  • RECIPE: Haggis, Neeps and Tatties
    Haggis, neeps and tatties is Scotland’s national dish. Haggis doesn’t sound very inviting: it is comprised of the heart, lungs and liver of a sheep, all ground up together, mixed with oats and spices, and then boiled inside the stomach of a sheep.  Yes, it is basically boiled offal. But one of the reasons haggis is a great dish as that it minimises waste by using all parts of the animal. It is surprisingly delicious. Neeps and tatties are something of a mystery until you learn that they are the root vegetables turnips (actually swede) and potatoes. These are boiled … Continue reading
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