My Week In Pictures 30/16

Putalj Winery - Split, Coatia

Once again my week has been split into two. The first couple of days were in Croatia and the tail end of my wonderful holiday. The last few days back to normality in Devon.

Let me start with the beginning of the week and a tour of Putalj Winary and Vineyard. Steve and I experienced the wonderful wines alongside the amazing views from the vineyard on Monday evening. Anton the wine maker and vineyard owner was a wonderful and interesting host. He talked at length about the history of his vineyard and the Zinfandel and Plavac Mali grapes he uses to make his wines. A full post will follow soon.

I had been invited to the Crediton Coffee Company on Thursday to see how the roasting process works and to sample some of their coffee. As you can imagine, the aromas on that day were heavenly! The scent of freshly roasted beans filled the shop as we sat and enjoyed our coffee. Andrew, one half of the father and son team that is Crediton Coffee Company was a fountain of information dating back 25 years or so with his first foray into the world of coffee. You ask him any question and he will know the answer. Such an interesting man to talk to and obviously passionate about his micro roastery located at the back of his coffee shop in Creditons Market Square. I have lots of information to cypher through but a full post will follow in the not too distant future.

Afterwards I stopped at this cute cafe called Baobab for a spot of lunch. Recommended by Andrew as a good place to have a bite to eat before I left to go home. I decided on the Shakshuka and pitta bread as I had recently blogged about the recipe on Read the recipe here if you want to make it yourself.

Thursday evening I was given the task at Base + Barley to try out their new burger menu. Delicious burgers and fries were presented to me in sucsession to sample. I was in heaven! To compliment the burgers the lovely Hannah, our waitress let us sample the cocktail menu. Not normally being a cocktail drinker I was a little dubious but one stood out as a definite winner for me. The bramble cocktail. A combination of gin, blackberry liquor, lemon juice and sugar syrup. It was the perfect mix of sweet and tart. Delicious! I should just add that the sweet potato fries were top notch!

I hope that you’ve had a great week too and that you are excited for the week ahead. I have a ballet course at the Royal Academy of Dance to look forward to. I will be putting myself through my paces learning the new advanced two syllabus. I’m also hoping to get myself down to The Rum and Crab Shack in Exeter to sample some of their fishy delights. I have a few other things in the pipeline too so watch this space. If you want to keep up with my latest goings on then follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat (tiara-tara).

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