Recipe | festive boozy mince meat…

I love making my own mincemeat, the smell is wonderful!  It’s really really simple, and makes about five jars, which is ample if your family has a slight mince pie addiction like mine.  If you pot the mixture up in pretty jam jars, they make great edible gifts too. I have searched for a recipe

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Food | Lunch at Hotel du Vin, Avon Gorge…

The Avon Gorge hotel in Clifton Village, is one of Bristol’s loved institutions, with it’s large terrace overlooking the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, it’s a mecca for those who love to spend a lunch time taking in the views. I’ve been going there since I could drink, remembering vividly drinking bottles of beer with friends

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Recipe | windfall apple tarts…

Following on from my post yesterday, those little rosy red windfall apples came home with me, and I decided to turn them into tiny apple tarts.  I recently bought a set of 4 inch tart tins to make some tiny quiches for a picnic. So, using these I made small apple tarts for our Sunday

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Birthday treat | The Ethicurean…

Yesterday was my birthday. And, for once, the sun shone!  Such a gloriously hot day, Dan and I headed out to Wrington, just outside of Bristol, to the Ethicurean.  A gorgeous award winning restaurant set in a stunning walled garden.

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Food | A visit to a dairy farm in Wales…

I love my job, and through it how I get to meet passionate people, who are passionate about their work and life.  Once such person is Abi Reader, a third generation dairy farmer in South Wales.  Last Sunday we had the opportunity to meet Abi and for her to show us around her beautiful dairy

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