I was lucky enough to turn my hand to a little bit of bread making on Tuesday. Emma’s Bread welcomed me into the baking fold for a few hours so I could see and experience artisan bread making for myself. As a regular visitor at The Real Food Store in Exeter I purchase Emma’s Bread often. It was now my turn to have a go at making it! A full post on my morning will be ready for your eyes shortly but in the meantime here are a few sneaky pictures.
After my morning at the bakery I went to visit my chum Emma. Our meeting point was the wonderful Exploding Bakery. Tea and cake was ordered and a long overdue catch up took place.
After voting I hot footed it down to the farmers market to pick up some veggies from Shilingford Organics. I had a limited amount of time so needed to shop and run. I picked up a pointed cabbage to make a fruity slaw, some kale and eggs to make a frittata plus a few other bits and bobs like radishes and broccoli. On the way home I stopped at The Real Food Store to pick up a sourdough loaf from Emma’s Bread and a cauliflower from Riverford. I am totally obsessed with the recipe Cauliflower Polonaise. Click here for my version of the recipe. I just can’t get enough of it! So tasty.
After the farmers market it was time to go home where I met my old friend Lucy. We had arranged for a little tea party at the house. I had got some of my favourite clotted cream from Ashclyst Dairy to go with the scones I had made. Lucy was on jam duty and she came with two jars. Strawberry and a plum jam that were both made by a lady called Jill in the village where Lucy lives. Both were delicious but I think the plum jam had the slight edge flavour wise.
I have more exciting plans for next week. A trip to Shillingford Organics Farm next Tuesday to see where my veggies are grown. I can’t wait to meet Martin, Bridget and all the guys over there. I am sure it will be a great day out. Let’s hope the weather stays fine for me.
I have my sister, Estella and her boyfriend staying on Wednesday night so will have to get my thinking cap on for dinner ideas. Any suggestions?
On top of their visit I am entertaining a group of girlies on Thursday night for my friend Serena’s birthday. It’s a bring a dish and something to drink party so there should be an eclectic mix of foodie delights.
I have a little trip planned for Friday. I have been told by my friend Chloe that I need to get a train to Totnes and arrive by 10.30am. The rest is a surprise. It’s a south Devon foodie delight apparently! A belated birthday treat for me from my chum. I am really excited to find out what it is… I will fill you all in next week. Keep your eyes open for more coverage on Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram in the mean time.
Have a great week everyone!