The Pig at Combe is one of my favourite foodie destinations. I love the ethos of the menu. The ‘freshly picked this morning’ section utilising their kitchen garden and the 25-mile radius limit on sourcing other produce makes me very happy. Keeping things local means that the local community thrives and money stays in the area instead of lining the pockets of big corporate business. I feel very thankful that I have visited twice this month and both times I couldn’t fault my experience. I popped over with Steve at the beginning of the month and then again with my girlfriends Sarah and Chloe at the end. Complete joy was felt both times.
This month has been a month of recognition. I was honoured to be featured in the Grow Exeter 100 most influential women list and in fabulous company. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the knees up at Deer Park Hotel due to other commitments but I have since heard it was a fabulous occasion.
In true Tara’s Busy Kitchen tradition there has been plenty of cake consumption this month. Rosewater cupcakes featured heavily in my Valentine’s Day post. If you missed it click here for the easy recipe and to read all about the Victorian language of flowers.
Steve, Tim, Alex and myself headed down the A38 to Boringdon Hall. A beautiful 15th century Manor House that has been lovingly turned into a 5 star hotel and spa destination. Afternoon tea was on the agenda whilst nestled by the fire in the grand great hall. To read all about my visit click here.
I hosted a rather lovely girls brunch towards the end of the month showcasing baked goods from Cornwall’s oldest bakery, Warrens. A full post in on the cards so just to whet your appetite for more, here are a few pictures from the morning.
So, there you have it. A few of my February favourites. I wonder what March might have in store for me? I am hoping for more time with friends and family over delicious food nattering and laughing. That really is the best medicine for cold, grey days. On the upside though. I feel Spring is just around the corner. Plants in my courtyard garden are beginning to bud and flower plus the evenings are definitely getting lighter. This brings me such joy. It won’t be long until dining alfresco becomes a daily occurrence again. I can’t wait to feel the suns warmth on my skin again.