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
I don’t need to explain to anyone who has ever ground the nine to five grind that there is something very special about a Friday. Magical things happen around this portal to the weekend. Things like swapping the suits and sensible shoes in favour of ‘dress down’, the sudden abandonment of weekday diet righteousness for Friday Cakes, […]Read More A Little Plug- CHeFS at Colchester Institute.
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
It’s the best kind of story!!!!!! And it begins with myself and the boy, wandering past a small cakery at least once every Saturday whilst about our business in sunny Colchester. With each passing we at least slowed down, if not all together stopped to admire the edible artworks in the window. We didn’t go in, […]Read More The Cake Story
I’m all for getting behind local produce, supporting local businesses and reducing carbon footprints and wotnot. Getting your hands on local produce may not always be as easy as you think though- some time ago whilst shopping to assemble a tart tartin I made a purposeful detour past Tesco to a small independent greengrocers for […]Read More A Little Plug- The Essex Bee Keeper
I’d like to take a moment, if I may, to draw your attention a fine foodie establishment local to my neck of the woods- Tess’s Cakes. Quite frankly, their work is amazeballs! You can check out their full range of services at http://www.tesscakes.co.uk but if you are too lazy to click on that link I […]Read More A Little Plug- Tess’s Cakes