I thought that watching George Bush Jr get a second term across the pond would be the weirdest, daftest and most baffling political decision I would bear witness to. And then, there was Brexit. It is obviously too late now to complain or campaign as the masses have spoken and landed the UK in some […]Read More Not in my name, and not on my plate.
I was beyond thrilled to discover my local fish boss Terry had a glut of whelks available last weekend. Already cooked, shell on at less than four quid a kilo which meant I could add plenty to my shopping list for our fishy Easter holidays night in. I bloody love whelks. Ok they aren’t posh […]Read More Are You Going To Eat….. Whelks?
No, we didn’t have an impromptu bingo night at the Victoria Inn Food Club for August, rather we drew the lot of recreating dishes from the old school beeb delights of Jennifer Patterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright, the proudly self proclaimed Two Fat Ladies. If you aren’t familar with them, think Floyd with busoms. If […]Read More VIFC- Two Fat Ladies
So a few days ago I learned via sniggering at various blossoming facebook status arguments that some Subway restaurants outlets in the UK are removing all ham products from their menus. All kinds of boring and predictable responses to this have ensued but the most common seem to be Boo! Muslims go home!! Boo! Racists go home!! […]Read More Revolution and the Subway Sandwich.
Posts have been scant of late, for which I apologise and hasten to explain that I am not just bloody lazy, but have to the contrary been extremely busy since we last spoke. I’ve mentioned my little side project, Happy Tummies Treats, before I think. Tis a humble attempt at independent trading of handmade goodies which […]Read More Thoughts of a One-Time Street Vendor
Dear One-Stop, This week I found myself compelled to write an angry, nay, befuddled letter to yourselves. Obviously you know who you are, little chain of UK convenience shops with conveniently inflated prices found in over six hundred locations across these fair isles. By your own admission your key focus is on “being the best […]Read More Dear One Stop,
Original post from June 2013- we are sad to add that Hughes have now closed. Are we bored of me banging on about local businesses and independent suppliers and the general evil of mass supermarket chains yet? No? Good. In that case I shall instead cut back to a point in history some ten years […]Read More A Little Plug- Hughes’ Fish Co.
It’s easy to get cynical about foodie events these days, particularly if one is restricted to public transport. In these parts, this pretty much leaves you to a few affairs in Castle Park and the Christmas market. I recently found out that most of the events around Colchester are organised by the same soulless money […]Read More Mersea Food Festival
Should you find yourself on the jolly old endless concrete run of boring doom that is the A12, round about Woodbridge, you will find yourself going past the Farm Cafe & Food Market at Marlesford. And if you do find yourself here on the endless concrete run of boring doom that is the A12 round […]Read More A Little Plug- The Farm Cafe at Marlesford
Yeah, yeah, those of us not living on Mars at the moment are all very aware that there is an epidemic of up-in-arm-itis about the shock discovery of horse meat in an ever growing but already wide range of should-actually-be-beef products. *insert poor joke about having the trots here* There’s so much potential discussion here. […]Read More A Question of Horse