June Recipe: Strawberry and Almond Crumble

http://oceanadesigns.net/envira/breche-de-vandome/ I hope you all like this month’s recipe. I have made it for a number of dinner parties and it has received rave reviews. I have served it with both vanilla ice cream and custard, some folk have had both! You could, of course, use cream!

http://burlingtoncarshow.ca/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=http://burlingtoncarshow.ca/test-post/ You can actually do this recipe before June when the somewhat tasteless strawberries come in as it seems to add depth and flavour to them. Continue reading “June Recipe: Strawberry and Almond Crumble”

Build a Bug Hotel on Community Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Saturday 9 June, is Ledbury Community Day – your opportunity to find out about local groups and clubs, and talk to the people involved in them.

Meet Ledbury Food Group at the Master’s House between 10am-2pm. It is the final day of our photography exhibition “A Fruit Farming Year – Nature and Nuture” (the exhibition can be viewed until 4pm). For playful children and adults, Chrissy Bentley from Castle Fruit Farm is running a “Build a Bug Hotel” free drop-in session between 10.30am and 1 pm. Continue reading “Build a Bug Hotel on Community Day Tomorrow”

Accolade for Herefordshire’s Big Apple founder

Congratulations to Jackie Denman, the founder and driving force behind the Herefordshire ‘Big Apple’ festivals, who has been awarded a Gold Medal for a Lifetime Contribution to the Cider Industry by the Royal Bath and West Show.

Jackie, who started the Big Apple in the village of Putley in 1989, received her award from Bath and West Chief Executive, Rupert Cox, in the Orchards and Cider Pavilion on the first day of the Show. Continue reading “Accolade for Herefordshire’s Big Apple founder”

Photographic Exhibition “A Fruit Farming Year: Nature and Nuture” Is Now Open

April blossoms at Castle Fruit Farm by Pat Strauss

Ledbury Food Group’s exhibition of Pat Strauss’ photographs, “A Fruit Farming Year: Nature and Nuture”, is now fully open and is not to be missed. Not only are the photos stunning, the slideshow narrated by Chrissy Bentley is also excellent. At a special opening last night, all the invitees commented on the quality of the slideshow.

The exhibition is at The Master’s House. Check out the opening hours here.

Tickets for the talk “Castle Fruit Farm – The Story Behind The Photos” by Michael and son Ritchie Bentley on Monday 4th June (7.30 – 9.00 pm) are still available from the library (£5). Michael is a fascinating and inspirational speaker and this will be a special evening. Don’t miss it!

The exhibition runs until Saturday 9th June.

A Ledbury Celebration on Ledbury High Street – Sunday 8th July

Canapes by Gill, Ledbury Celebration 2017

Ledbury’s High Street is the place for a town party and food fair celebrating all that’s best in Ledbury on the last day of the Ledbury Poetry Festival.

Food and drink stalls will recall markets of yore lining Ledbury’s historic High Street leading to an entertainment area around the 17th century Market House.

The poetry and music stage compered by comedy poet Rob Barrett will provide entertainment from 12 noon to 5pm featuring poets Kurly McGeachie (“hip hop Shakespeare”) and Nico Reznick, plus music from the Ludlow Jazz Collective and SassCappella singing group, and dance from 365Dance. Continue reading “A Ledbury Celebration on Ledbury High Street – Sunday 8th July”

May Recipe: Kashmir Lamb with Spinach

This is somewhat exotic but spinach is in season now and its a lovely recipe. If you really do not want to use cream then low fat crème fraiche would be fine instead.

May I recommend Matt’s Kitchin, a new venture in the Homend Mall. The trained chef makes his own home cooked meals to take away and also sells small quantities of spices, which are very useful if you do not use them very often as out of date spices are no good at all and will not impart any flavour, best put in the bin I am afraid. A wide range of spices in small refill sachets is also available in Handley Organics. Continue reading “May Recipe: Kashmir Lamb with Spinach”