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Eye on the prizes

A very quick post offering congratulations to a couple of local producers. Firstly, Oakham Ales (a Peterborough-based brewery now but one I still think of as local, not least because I often drink their beers in my local bar Babelas) have come second in overall search for the UK’s Supreme Champion Beer at Camra’s Great British Beer Festival with their pale, refreshing, grapefruity ale Citra… 135 more words


Grainstore Brewery Tour

Many of my pals could not organise a piss-up in a brewery. Fortunately Jamie is not one of them – and he did the honours by getting us all out to Rutland’s  321 more words

I and a sirloin steak are back

It has been a long time my dear friends!

Not my fault though! Somebody broke into my house taking my beloved camera, taking with him not only my camera, but also my chance to update this blog and keeping in contact with you guys for a long time! 181 more words


Run-up to Christmas - collecting the turkey

On 23 December I collected the turkey from Northfield Farm, an enjoyable run from Peterborough that took me past Rutland Water

Desert Island Discs was on, a radio 4 program I only occasionally dip in to. 162 more words


Les Rosbifs

I spent an interesting hour last week talking with Sallie Hooper. She’s spent the last few years co-ordinating Leicestershire Foodlinks, the body that helps promote and develop local  food producers across the county. 356 more words

Eating Out

Diary of a Restaurateur

Funny old game this. Last night, Saturday, we were empty. Not one single diner. Chef, me and one other, candles lit, gas and lights burning, logs on the fire and the central heating boiler fighting to repel the cold wind attempting to break in. 225 more words

Food & Farming

Christmas is coming...

Christmas is coming and the Cards And Candles For All Occasions events calendar is starting to fill up.

So far we have four bookings and hope to fit in a few more before the year is over. 168 more words