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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More tea vicar? A large helping of yum at Morston Hall

These days there are so many different twists on the great British afternoon tea, with permutations of this centuries old tradition available in every corner of the country. And it might sound obvious but let’s face it, if you’re after something traditional and high in quality, then all you need is the right atmosphere (a […]

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Retro Retreat: The Control Tower

  North Norfolk is one of the prettiest and quirkiest places in Britain. I am a little biased naturally. But according to the Met Office, it is also officially the sunniest, driest and warmest spots in the UK. Just one example of the county’s retro beauty was apparent last weekend, when we spent two days and […]

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