Saturday night was “date night”. Steve and I had a hankering for pizza but not just any pizza though.. Sourdough pizza. Base + Barley boast that their pizzas could hold their own in the backyards of Napoli. They are all about the base. They prep their dough the day before so it is ready andRead more
My week this week started with a trip to Topsham with Steve. We were hoping to get the train but there were rail replacements.. Boo! We weren’t going to let it phase us and hopped on the rather luxurious coach that was put on for us.. Things were looking up!! The sun was shining tooRead more
Anchoïade is a classic provençal dip or spread, made from anchovies, olive oil, white wine vinegar and garlic. I love drizzling it over roasted vegetables, spreading it on toast or using it as a dip for crisp sweet fennel, sugar snaps peas or carrot batons. So easy and so, so good. Yummy! This recipe takesRead more
Steve and I were picked up by Emma and Ben and we drove the short distance from Exeter to Brampford Speke. Lunch was booked for 1pm and we arrived on time to a warm welcome at the bar. We ordered our drinks… Emma, Steve and Ben went for a Christmas ale from Otter brewery calledRead more
What a cold evening it was on New Year’s eve.. Steve and I braced ourselves for the short (ish) walk to Southernhay House. We stopped off en-route for our first festive drink. They have a wonderful cocktail menu that Steve was eager to tuck in to. I don’t tend to drink cocktails. I like to knowRead more
With Christmas behind us it’s time to look to the New Year. New beginnings and fresh starts are on so many lips as we slip into 2016. With time flying by so fast it’s difficult to take that step back and address what you would like to change for the new year ahead and whatRead more
I prepared this recipe for my Christmas lunch. The mix of sweet spice and the ginger makes it feel very festive. Perfect for a celebratory lunch or dinner.
As I sit at home on Boxing Day evening writing this I can safely say I had a wonderful Christmas holiday. From the moment I woke up on Christmas eve it has been one festive event after another. I have entertained… A lot! My favourite pastime. Christmas eve was one long succession of guests. SerenaRead more