Food & Drink

Pubs and Restaurants are Back and Prepared to Welcome You!

Pubs and Restaurants are Back and Prepared to Welcome You!

Finally, the local food and drinks businesses in our area are reopening… Hurrah! Here’s a small list of all the pubs, restaurants and coffee shops re-opening this weekend. Remember to keep your distance, be patient (it’s a new way of working for everybody) and...

How to Make a Bramble Cocktail

How to Make a Bramble Cocktail

It's World Gin Day and what better way to celebrate than with my favourite Gin Cocktail, The Bramble! The Bramble might be inspired by the flavours of autumn and winter, but with the combo of citrusy lemon, sweet sugar and tart blackberries it suits a warm summers day...

Easy Pot Roasted Lamb with Potatoes and Rosemary

Easy Pot Roasted Lamb with Potatoes and Rosemary

Serves 4 Ingredients 500g (1lb) boneless shoulder of lamb, trimmed of fat, cut into 4 pieces OR you can use 4 small lamb shanks – one per person2 tsp Schwartz ‘Season-All’Salt and freshly ground black pepper1 tbs dried oregano2 tbs fresh rosemary leaves, stripped from...

Easter Egg Brownies

Easter Egg Brownies

 Serves 9-10 (depending on portion size!) Ingredients 185g unsalted butter, cut into small chunks, plus extra for greasing185g best dark chocolate, broken into pieces3 large eggs275g golden caster sugar85g plain flour40g cocoa powder5 Cadbury’s Creme Eggs150g mini...

Twyford Pantry April & May

Twyford Pantry April & May

Blue skies, fluffy clouds and the golden bobbing heads of daffodils and ruby red tulips we know we’re well and truly into Spring and brighter days.  They may not solve the problems our country is facing of late with storm after storm and growing health...

Creamy asparagus soup with a poached egg on toast

Creamy asparagus soup with a poached egg on toast

Serves 8 Ingredients 800 g asparagus , woody ends removedolive oil2 medium white onions , peeled and chopped2 sticks celery , trimmed and chopped2 leeks , trimmed and chopped2 litres organic vegetable or chicken stocksea saltfreshly ground black pepper10 small...

Food Review: The Dipalee Lounge

Food Review: The Dipalee Lounge

The Dipalee Lounge has recently re-opened and we are so glad it has! It really is a great example of good honest Indian food. From the moment we walked in Gaz, the owner, made us feel welcome. The service was fabulous and the waiters very attentive. The overall...