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About thelocalfoodie

Food writer for The Herts Advertiser.

The Potting Shed

Published in The Herts Advertiser 12 April 2018 For such a small village, Sandridge does very well for places to buy good food, with proper pubs, butcher’s shop, Heartwood Tearoom and farm shops. Carpenters has long had a great reputation … Continue reading

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River Cottage Kitchen and Deli, Hatfield House

Published in WH Times 2018 Hatfield House has just opened for the busy spring and summer season, and it was a busy winter in the cafe – it has been revamped as an outpost of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage. The … Continue reading

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Bread making, picnic and pottering in the sunshine

Sometimes I wish I had a weekly column in The Herts Advertiser. Not in January when there is nothing to write about, but right now, this spring, there is a LOT going on to tell you about. I am so … Continue reading

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The Oval cafe

Published in The Herts Advertiser, 22 March 2018 Harpenden pals had been telling me about the Oval cafe for ages; it’s the sort of place you only really know about if you live round there, as it is not in … Continue reading

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Lemon Plaice

I love fish and chips, especially when staying near the seaside or on a Friday night when too tired to cook. Although we are as far from the sea as possible, we do have some excellent fish and chip shops … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Tea Rooms

Published in The Herts Advertiser 15 March 2018   We are in pretty Redbourn this week, at the newly opened The Enchanted Tea Rooms. Situated in a lovely old building right on the High Street, the cafe is full of … Continue reading

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Red Lion, Hatfield

Published in WH Times 7 March 2018 McMullens brewery is a Hertfordshire institution, with its brewery in Hertford and many pubs in the area. The Red Lion in Hatfield is one of the largest, and is easy to find near … Continue reading

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