Samphire Special: How to forage for, prepare and cook with Samphire

With over 90 miles of ridiculously beautiful beaches here in Norfolk, as you’d expect, there are some rather delicious things that come from these waters.  Including a rather exquisite sea vegetable called samphire, which locals pronounce as sam-phur (not sam-fire). It’s almost the season for talking about samphire. I wrote about it a couple of years ago […]

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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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Samphire Special: How to forage for, prepare and cook with Samphire

  With over 90 miles of ridiculously beautiful beaches here in Norfolk, as you’d expect, there are some rather delicious things that come from these waters.  Including a rather exquisite sea vegetable called samphire, which locals pronounce as sam-phur (not sam-fire). It’s the season for talking about samphire. I wrote about it for this month’s issue of Sainsbury’s […]

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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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