All three dips can be made up to 3 days ahead, kept covered and chilled. The beetroot dip can be served with sour cream and blinis, or as an accompaniment to roast duck, pork or goose. The carrot dip can be used as an accompaniment to roast vegetables for a great veggie main course. Continue reading “August Recipe: A Plate Of Three Dips – Beetroot & Date, Feta & Fennel, Carrot & Cumin”
The county of Herefordshire is coming together to host the first conference of the recently-formed International Network of Cider Culture & Tourism Destinations this autumn. As interest in cider continues to grow throughout the world, “Ciderlands” as the network is known, seeks to promote travel and cultural exchanges between classic and emerging cider regions, as well as to act as a cider tourism beacon for the world as a whole. Continue reading “Herefordshire Chosen to Host International Cider Celebration”
Alice Walters, of the famous Chez Panisse in Berkeley California, had her “epiphany” moment in Brittany some 50 years ago when she ate a meal in a simple restaurant and wondered why everything tasted so delicious. Everything came from the local market that morning. Back home she couldn’t create that taste until she searched out vegetables, fruits, fish and meat direct from the producer. Based on local, fresh and mostly organic, she set up one of the most successful restaurants in San Francisco.
In Ledbury, you don’t have to go out to find local producers!
We are delighted by the poem, “This is the Last Day”, written by The Poetry Machine for the Ledbury Celebration at the event last Sunday.
Do have a go at making this jam, we made it in one of my cookery classes and everyone had good results. It is quite a loose French style jam. I have included a cake recipe as well where you can use your newly made jam. The cake recipe is very versatile, you could in fact use any type of jam that you may have made. I am into cutting down on sugar in recipes at the moment so with the cake recipe I would probably actually use only half of the sugar stated and it does not have to be golden caster, it can be ordinary. Continue reading “July Recipes: Really Fruity Strawberry Jam & Fruity Strawberry Traybake”
Summer smiled on this year’s Ledbury Celebration – a special day featuring a food and drink market, musical and poetic plus Ledbury’s Heritage Buildings, all centred in historic St Katherine’s on the last day of the Ledbury Poetry Festival.
The new venue in St Katherine’s car park proved a perfect amphitheatre for music and poetry and the horseshoe lay out for market stalls created a warm friendly atmosphere. All the food and drink stalls featuring a fine array of local produce sold well, and many sold out. Continue reading “Thanks for making this year’s Ledbury Celebration so special!”
Ledbury’s new Evening Farmers’ Market was successfully launched by Ledbury Food Group in association with The Barn, Ledbury last Thursday (4th July).
Twelve local food producers joined in this exciting new venture which was very well supported by some ardent market goers. On offer were fresh beef and lamb, local cheese, freshly raised pies, vegetables, preserves, chillies, cakes and food to eat “on the go”. All the fresh foods on offer sold out, some in less than 30 minutes. To add to the feast, local musicians provided entertainment. Continue reading “New Ledbury Evening Farmers’ Market is a success”