Monthly Archives: October 2011

Art and a glass of wine

Walking into a gallery can be intimidating, especially if you just want to browse, so displaying art in more informal settings can work well for both customers and artists. I have been delighted to hear about a local wine shop … Continue reading

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Festival finale!

“Hospitality is all about putting smiles on people’s faces”, said Ruth Hurren from Darcys and she is completely right. On Sunday, St Albans was buzzing with people enjoying our local hospitality at the Food & Drink Festival Finale. Market stalls, … Continue reading

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The Local Kitchen on tour

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Feeling a little fragile

Last night was the Festival Food & Drink ¬†Awards at St Michael’s Manor. It was a fantastic evening with hundreds there to hear who had won the prestigious awards. Mokoko served mojitos and Flagship served prosecco, which did not help … Continue reading

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Fancy a pint?

Fingers crossed that the finale of the Food & Drink Festival this Sunday (9th October) will be a hot sunny day. I will be talking at the live demo kitchen at about 11.15 whether rain or shine so come along … Continue reading

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The Local Kitchen is launched!!

It’s official! Liz Marcy and I have launched a company “The Local Kitchen”. It will do exactly what it says on the tin – except we won’t be using tins… We are going to make delicious food using local ingredients … Continue reading

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celebrating lovely food

The St Albans Food & Drink Festival takes place 28 Sept-9th October, during the most abundant time of year for local food. It is the time of year when our local churches celebrate with Harvest Festivals. I think this tradition … Continue reading

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