Aldeburgh... fresh fish nearly every day
Cherries from the side of the road...
A Ceviche pop up with Martin Morales
Camp-fire cooking
Food at Fetes and Festivals
Local markets and home grown vegetables...
A Suffolk field of oil seed rape
Delicious home-made paella
    Thursday, 21 September 2017 21:04

    Wild Suffolk at Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival.

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    A spectacular new area at Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, bringing together all the elements from the sky, sea and land - things that all go to make up our wonderful 'Wild Suffolk'. Find me in the Food Writers Corner, telling you exactly what I think about the modern forager.

    Sunday, 10 September 2017 21:26

    Tarragon Cream with Blackberries

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    The first of the blackberries and it's beginning to feel like autumn. I created this recipe for an article I wrote for the Herb Society. Tarragon usually survives in my garden until the first winter frosts and it lends a warming aniseed flavour if used generously in a Coq au Vin. It is excellent in egg dishes and with vegetables such as Jerusalem artichokes, mushrooms and marrow. Its warm flavour makes it a perfect contrast to pulses and it is delicious with flageolet beans and nearly always better in cooked dishes than served raw. It is an essential ingredient of fines herbes and béarnaise sauce. However with its liquorice like flavour, fresh tarragon marries particularly well (and interestingly) in fresh cream desserts and served with blackberries or poached plums has to be the ultimate autumn dessert.

    Tarragon Cream (makes 6)

    600 ml double cream

    150 ml milk

    4 large sprigs tarragon

    3 sheets leaf gelatine

    140g caster sugar

    Method

    Place the gelatine leaves in a bowl and cover with cold water

    Put the cream, milk, sugar and tarragon in a heavy based saucepan and bring slowly to the boil.

    Or place together in a jug and microwave.

    Remove from the heat and add the softened gelatine, squeezing out any excess water out first.

    Stir well and then strain through a sieve into a jug.

    Divide the mixture between six ramekins or glasses.

    Place in the fridge until set.

    (Can be turned out like a jelly if preferred)

     

    Tuesday, 29 August 2017 17:35

    Whole lotta lovage

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    Hardly ever seen until this year but now it's trendy and on every menu. It grows like a weed in my garden. My favourite way to use it is to rub my salad bowl with a big handful of the stuff and it will impart a lovely savoury Bovril like flavour. When used raw in dishes it can be very overpowering. The first young stalks of spring are the best for a delicious delicate flavour.

    Tuesday, 15 August 2017 17:18

    Anya

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    Lovely waxy, nutty, knobbly Anya potatoes from Steve and Nick Lewin in Norfolk. They're a cross between a Pink Fir Apple and a Desiree potato and named after Lady Sainsbury. That's why you won't find them in any other supermarket.

     

    Tuesday, 08 August 2017 18:54

    Are you curing your egg yolks?

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    If you are not salting, curing, preserving and pickling you are just not cool. Here's how to cure your egg yolks to grate on pasta.

    Monday, 17 July 2017 12:01

    The Rural Coffee Caravan has been stolen.

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    We love the Rural Coffee Caravan. For the past 14 years it has been touring villages across Suffolk offering tea, coffee and company to people living in rural isolation. The charity visits more than 70 villages, some where there is no where to meet anymore and where the more elderly villagers just find it hard to get out and about. As well as refreshments it offers an information service, a bit like a CAB on wheels. You can imagine how sad we all were to hear that the caravan has been stolen. Fundraising is well on the way to help with a replacement caravan. Here is the link if you are able to donate.

    Friday, 07 July 2017 10:55

    I'm going foraging at the Co-op

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    If you go to your local park and pick elderflowers it isn't foraging. If you go to your back garden and pick up some windfall apples, it isn't foraging. If you have a basil plant on your balcony, that isn't foraging either. Foraging for edible wild plants and all the new names for what we used to call weeds is OVER - time to stop.

    Friday, 07 July 2017 12:20

    Buckshot Sauces

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    I'm loving the green chilli sauce that Buckshot sauces sent me. It's slightly astringent with lots of ginger and cumin and I am pouring it over everything! I can't eat a samosa without it. Maybe I am addicted. (We really liked the brown sauce too).

    Friday, 07 July 2017 11:17

    Breakfast in Hesset

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    The place for a fresh local farmhouse breakfast on Saturday September 2nd will be the Heath Farm farm pop-up at Hesset village hall. We went to one last Saturday and had a tasty sausage bap (£3) and home-made sausage rolls (£2.50) cooked on the spot. You can have a full English breakfast with eggs laid that day, and a lamb and tzatziki-slaw bap for brunch too - from a small but tasty menu of locally produced meat which is also for sale on the day.

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    Friday, 30 June 2017 17:01

    Castle on the Hill

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    We are loving the look of the new café at Framlingham Castle which has opened following a major revamp by English Heritage. The menu includes Suffolk Grumbly, a regional dish made with sausage meat and  a mustard and cheese sauce, and a Tudor Tarte Owte of Lent, made with ingredients you’re not allowed to eat during Lent – cheese, cream and eggs; cooked in a light pastry case. Lots of other local produce too, including Maynards juices, milk and cream from the Marybelle Dairy in Halesworth and beer from St Peter’s Brewery.

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