About Me, Food & Drink, Recipes, What's Happening

Cooking up wild garlic omelette

Out in the woods and greening up the banks of fast flowing streams, wild garlic is in season. Available in a short, fragrant season it’s worth the effort of pulling on your boots and striding for the great outdoors to forage its potent leaves. This year the season coincided with the final event celebrating the […]

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Food & Drink, India, Recipes, Travel & Places, What's Happening

A spice journey continues: India’s aromatic rice, chai and puddings

This is the second chapter from our guest blogger Janet Robbins, flavoured with her words and photographs from a recent trip to India During my recent, unforgettable visit to India we spent a week in Mumbai and a week travelling around the state of Rajasthan. Along the way, we ate excellent food at hotels and […]

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Food & Drink, What's Happening

Snails for schools and reptiles from east Kent

A TRUE STORY of determination and entrepreneurship about setting up and running an edible snail farm in east Kent, is how retired biology teacher Helen Howard describes her unusual business based at her local allotment. Helen, together with her daughter, is now selling her snails to Michelin-starred restaurants, schools, local restaurants and slow food fans […]

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Food & Drink

Folkestone pudding pie

Traditionally associated with Folkestone, Kent this cheesecake-like pudding is also known around these parts as Lenten Pie, or even Kentish Lenten Pudding Pie. Enjoyed by Mrs Beeton, this sweet pie has a pastry crust and rice pudding filling flavoured with lemon or a hint of bayleaf. Putting a seasonal twist on the pie you can […]

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