Monthly Archives: September 2011

Get ready to vote!

Last week I went to the launch of the Food and Drink Festival in the Town Hall, St Albans. The highlight was hearing the shortlists for the awards announced at last! There were over 400 nominations, and Charles Baker, Tourism … Continue reading

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a face for radio

If you were in Inverness yesterday you may have heard my English voice on the radio. I took part in the live – yes live – show Kitchen Cafe for BBC Radio Scotland giving my opinions about lunch. If you … Continue reading

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supermarkets: love them or hate them?

The big supermarkets are here to stay, and they are very convenient. I remember trying to buy fresh veg on a Sunday – you just couldn’t in the early 80s, so I’m glad those days are over. But supermarkets have … Continue reading

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tiptree jam, with love

To Steven and Annie’s wedding in Essex on Saturday, and they had the best wedding ‘favours’ – mini pots of Tiptree jam. Made just a few miles away from the village we were in, Tiptree makes the best jam. James … Continue reading

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scavenging for freebies

This is a delicious time of year – we have the best apples and plums in the world, and right now, they are everywhere! A huge thank you to Chris for the damsons (see left) – she had so many … Continue reading

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St Albans Festival events – book the babysitter!

There is so much to do at the St Albans Food and Drink Festival that I thought I’d give you some advance warning so you can book some dates in your diary. This year’s festival will run from 28 September … Continue reading

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