Monday, 21 August 2017

Something a Bit Special #22 Getting Closer to Food with Cynneth

In February of this year, Cynneth Bonanos started making and uploading videos documenting his passion for getting closer to the food we eat. He has a Facebook page which can be found here and also a YouTube channel, all under the name of Rough Around The Hedges. Cynneth is definitely one to watch and so it was my pleasure to meet him during National Allotment Week to find out about what he does and how anyone can start to grow their own food.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Local Eat Treats #58 On Fiya for Lunch at The Fire Station


The Fire Station has been open for just over a year now and sits within a renovated – you guessed it – fire station! I’ve popped in on a few occasions for coffee, or something a little stronger, but we haven’t ever eaten there. If I’m completely honest, we’ve heard very mixed reviews - some great with happy and returning customers and some not so great; but keen to find out for ourselves, the manager kindly booked us in for lunch one Sunday.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Coffee Break #35 All Set for Tea in Chipping Norton

Victoria, the sweet tooth behind The Tea Set, has recently opened two tea rooms in the Cotswolds, one in Chipping Norton and the other in Broadway. They are the place to go to enjoy a cuppa and a slice of cake, or in our case, several slices of cake and several cuppas (aka afternoon tea). 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Local Eat Treats #57 Brunch at Theoc House


Theoc House, right in the heart of Tewkesbury, is open daily for brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee and cake in between! It’s a great meeting place for all ages; with games to play, papers, magazines and books to peruse.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

A Recipe for Strawberry Season at Over Farm Market

Strawberry season is here and Over Farm Market has plenty ready for the picking. And just in case anyone needed encouragement to enjoy strawberries whilst they are available, I’ve put a (really simple) recipe together to make use of these delicious berries as well as some of the other ingredients stocked at Over Farm Market.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Local Eat Treats #56 A Beautiful Evening at Tudor Farmhouse

The Forest of Dean hasn’t ever featured on my foodie list before, but when Tudor Farmhouse started cropping up on my Twitter feed, I just knew they were something special. When they invited us for dinner one (very sunny) evening, I knew it was going to be fantastic, what I didn’t expect, was that I would fall in love with the place!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Local Eat Treats #55 Sri Lankan Street Food Feast at The Coconut Tree

Back in December, when Cheltenham was all cold and dull, The Coconut Tree opened up and brought a ray of sunshine all the way from Sri Lanka. Fast forward a few months when we popped in for lunch, and although it was raining and miserable outside, inside we got a taste of warmer climes.