Archives for April 2011

British Asparagus Festival

23 April – 21 May It may make your wee smell but we love asparagus. Our favourite way is gently wiped with a a little olive oil, a grind of sea salt, then popped under a hot grill for a few minutes. The British Asparagus Festival kicks off on St George’s Day, April 23, with The […]

Selby Game Fair 2011

Good Friday to Bank Holiday Monday inclusive, 22 – 25 April Carlton Towers, Carlton near Goole, Yorkshire  Loads of country stuff including gun dogs and clay pigeons, a poultry tent and a food marquee and Cain Dingle off Emmerdale, all in the grounds of the magnificent Carlton Towers in Yorkshire.

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival

22 – 23 April, Winter Gardens, Margate, Kent Hop down to Kent on Thursday and Friday for some great real ales.

Today could be a bad day for vampires.

Today is National Garlic Day. So celebrate by cooking with a clove or two. If you’re worried about garlic breath, why not try using a whole clove or pressing one gently with a knife to give a milder flavour than chopped or crushed garlic. But don’t bother if travelling to Transylvania…

A delicious lunch that would have been thrown away

Station House Community Café, Crouch End What sort of image does the phrase ‘let’s do lunch in a community centre’ conjure up for you? One Friday The Italian and I decided to put it to the test, we went for lunch at the Station House Community Café in Crouch End. Soup kitchen it ain’t. It’s […]