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Hallowe’en at the eccentric Fanny’s Farm Shop

That time of year again, and I am casting my mind back to 2012… I went to quirky Fanny’s Farm Shop in Surrey for my Hallowe’en supplies; nice for a browse and a cup of tea, I recommend you pop in if you’re passing.

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South Indian breakfast in Tooting

With my impending trip to India in only a few weeks, I started (did I ever stop? No) reminiscing about my last visit and all the amazing South Indian food.

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When the West Indies spiced up the Lake District

During the 17th Century the cuisine of the Lake District got a kick. Previously a relatively remote part of England with limited resources, the growth of the port of Whitehaven and importation of goods from the West Indies made it stand out.

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Yorkshire day tripper part 2: Ice cream (icy-d-creamo as Grandad used to say)

In my youth, come half term holidays, rain or shine, and we were there at Brymor ice cream parlour; 9:45am and waiting with trepidation for the doors to open at 10:00am for an unusual breakfast of the frozen variety.

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The Yorkshire pud: A clever Northern cost-saving exercise

Egg and flour and milk taste good

When made into a Yorkshire pud

…And then eaten as a kind of reverse amuse bouche apparently! (You will see what I mean by “reverse” if you keep reading).

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Yorkshire day tripper part 1: Pork pie

Okay, so Melton Mowbray is probably considered by most to be the pork pie capital of Britain, but Yorkshire is also a great place to find a premium pie.

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Weekly Edinburgh Farmers’ Market at Castle Terrace

Having been a resident of Edinburgh for 7 years, I am a big big fan of the city and of its people; I remember the goosepimples I got when I crossed South Bridge on my way to University for the first time, and I discovered this week that I still get them now.

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Taking up Smokies in Arbroath

I had some time off work and ventured up to the small town of Arbroath to visit one of my oldest and best school pals, Lou. She took me out for an Arbroath Smokie, and I ended up having it for starter and main!

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