Monthly Archives: April 2013

It’s not all about food – Pula Ampitheatre

Occasionally we do have some interests other than food and wine – although this is rare. Usual service will resume soon with a post on Istrian truffles but we couldn’t resist writing about the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia … Continue reading

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Wild asparagus season

It has been such a long, cold, snowy winter in the Stow. We’ve been excitedly waiting for Spring to arrive with it’s purple sprouting brocolli, spring lamb, champagne rhubarb and of course asparagus. The Walthamstowfoodies needed a sunny break so … Continue reading

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Homemade sunblush tomatoes

Our usual Saturday walk down Walthamstow Market seemed to take forever this week with all the disruption from Thames Water digging up the road. But there were lots of bargains on offer, strawberries are flooding in at 2 or 3 … Continue reading

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Multi-seed sourdough bread – a labour of love

I’ve been practicing the ancient art of sourdough bread making, inspired by a day spent with the Hornbeam Bakers. I love bread making especially the kneading and playing with new flavours and techniques, but I was left confused by the … Continue reading

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Amazing hot salt beef brunch

We woke up super-early this morning – no sunday lie-in for us! By 8am a pork shoulder was dressed and having a lovely tanning session in the slow cooker, the coffee beans were ground and an 8-cup cafetiere was put … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday roast at The Chequers, E17

We’ve reviewed the Red Lion and the Clapton Hart only a few days ago, all run by the Antic group so it was only fair that we gave their E17 new kid, The Chequers a visit for Sunday lunch. We wrote about … Continue reading

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