Pumpkin Patches: Norfolk & Surrounds

Halloween, we’re ready for you! For those who read my blog, you’ll know I’ve always been an advocate of PYO and local produce. I think this stems from my childhood growing up in the countryside and where I learnt from an early age that the seasons brought different gifts: Garden raspberries in the late spring, […]

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My Best of British for Sainsbury’s Magazine

A few weeks ago I received an email from Sainsbury’s magazine. A rather lovely journalist – a food writing hero of mine – told me that she had selected a handful of bloggers from across the UK to write about their favourite local produce and places to eat out, that she really liked my blog and would I be […]

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Figbar: Dessert Bar Opens in Norwich

If you took a stroll around Norwich’s Lanes today you may have encountered sweet wafts of loveliness luring your senses towards this little gem: I popped into Figbar this morning to say hello. They’ve literally only just opened today (5th July) but you wouldn’t believe it. As you walk through the door you instantly feel […]

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Eric’s: Norfolk’s Swankiest Chippie?

We finally made it to Eric’s last week, arguably Norfolk’s finest chippery which opened last April. We were in the area anyway, staying at Cley Windmill for a mini-break and after a beach walk in Holkham with fresh air in our lungs and an ache in our bellies, we decided to visit the rumoured holy grail […]

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Cley Windmill: A romantic break for 3

Every child, teenager and adult dreams of exploring a windmill. So when Roots and Toots was invited to stay in a converted 18th century windmill in the village of Cley-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk, I knew this would be the perfect first mini-break for our newly formed little family. Although I must admit, I was feeling […]

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Searching for the best veggie fry-up in town

In my humble opinion, the makings of a successful veggie fry-up boils down to the unexpected trimmings. As with any form of vegetarian cooking, it’s important to get the combination of textures and contrasting flavours right (but there can’t be too much going on) and to keep the ingredients locally-sourced where possible (processed products need not apply). […]

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My secret affair with a Cromer Crab

Yep, I’ve done it again – I’ve broken my vow of vegetarianism. This time by having a fling with a Cromer Crab. I class it as an affair because the act took place when I was home alone. And I told no one about it. In the past I’ve found it relatively easy to reduce […]

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