About Me, Citrus Notes, Devon, England, Food & Drink, Recipes, Review, Travel & Places, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Pineapples, still life and hot houses

Every since explorer Christopher Columbus landed at Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and saw his first pineapple, the fruit has held a spell over cooks, cheese and wine party hosts and the American canning industry. My interest in the knobbly fruit was piqued during a lecture at the Royal Academy art gallery in London, as part […]

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Devon, England, Food & Drink, United Kingdom, What's Happening

Deer Park offers a spiffing time

Just a few miles outside the pretty town of Honiton, east Devon and several hundred yards along a country drive lies Deer Park Country House Hotel. Newly refurbished and oozing old world charm, Deer Park has staked its claim as a go to destination in the England’s west country. Sweeping up the drive and just […]

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

A spice journey: Indian cuisine, street food and desert forts

Words and photographs from our guest blogger, Janet Robbins Lucky me! I recently had the good fortune to spend a fortnight in India. The first week was spent in the bustling city of Mumbai (Bombay), and the second travelling through many of the fabled cities of Rajasthan, a northern Indian state bordering Pakistan. With mountains, […]

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