Life in Lockdown: The Cadeleigh Arms

As the country starts emerging from three months in lockdown, we ask some of Devon’s hospitality and food producers, what life has been like. At the beginning of the year, we were looking towards a new decade in anticipation of a fresh start from the hard slog of the last decade. A fresh start. But nobody could have imagined that three months in, normal life … Continue reading Life in Lockdown: The Cadeleigh Arms

Get fired up for UK BBQ Week – by Sue Stoneman

UK BBQ Week 4th – 12th July 2020 If you haven’t had the time to dust off your BBQ during lockdown and cook outside when the sun was shining, then the folks over at UKBBQWEEK have lots of hints, tips, reviews of equipment and recipes (some of mine) up on their website that might inspire you to get your fire lit and your tongs clicking! … Continue reading Get fired up for UK BBQ Week – by Sue Stoneman

Virtual Cooking Class Review: Fun Foodie Online Classes with Larks.Live – by Sue Stoneman

Online Cooking Classes If you’ve been missing visiting the local Food & Drink Festivals during #lockdown and not being able to see some of your favourite chefs cook up a storm in the demo kitchens, and are missing visiting your favourite cookery school, how would you like to be able to cook along with them in the comfort of your own kitchen? Well, now you … Continue reading Virtual Cooking Class Review: Fun Foodie Online Classes with Larks.Live – by Sue Stoneman

RECIPE: Scones to celebrate National Cream Tea Day – by Sue Stoneman

Scone Recipe to celebrate National Cream Tea Day! I don’t think you need a special day to enjoy a delicious Cream Tea!  Any day is a good day to indulge in a homemade scone or cake… moreso now when it’s not so easy to go out for a treat with family and friends.  National Cream Tea Day (usually the last Friday in June) was launched … Continue reading RECIPE: Scones to celebrate National Cream Tea Day – by Sue Stoneman

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News: Lyme Bay Winery Launches New Chardonnay

LYME BAY WINERY LAUNCHES NEW CHARDONNAY Lyme Bay Winery, the flavour arm of LBW Drinks, has released the 2018 vintage of its award-winning Chardonnay and considers it to be ‘exceptional’. This is the first time the Devon-based drinks producer has released a still English Wine vintage ahead of an older year, and will move straight on from 2016 to 2018 leaving the 2017 Chardonnay in … Continue reading News: Lyme Bay Winery Launches New Chardonnay

Sharpham Wine and Cheese set to Host ‘Socially Distanced Picnic’ for International Picnic Day

Sharpham Wine and Cheese set to Host ‘Socially Distanced Picnic’ for International Picnic Day Thursday 18 June is International Picnic Day and Sharpham Wine and Sharpham Cheese, near Totnes in South Devon, are set to host their first ever ‘socially distanced’ picnic day. Situated on the banks of the River Dart, the food-filled destination is best known for their vineyard, cheese dairy and ‘The Cellar … Continue reading Sharpham Wine and Cheese set to Host ‘Socially Distanced Picnic’ for International Picnic Day

Café Review: Babbacombe Bay Café – by Lauren Heath

Babbacombe Bay Café Imagine buying your dream cafe, and then lockdown hits – well the new owner of Babbacombe Bay Cafe, Michelle Sampson, has just lived through this. After securing the venue earlier this year she has had to wait until the right time to open due to lockdown and has just flung her doors open, raring to go – even if it is just … Continue reading Café Review: Babbacombe Bay Café – by Lauren Heath

Meals To Go Review: DIY Devon Food Kits – by Lauren Heath

DIY Devon Food Kits from Austin Gosling, Co-Owner and Head Chef of On The Rocks, Torquay and Brixham So what do you do when both your successful restaurants, that have been open since 2014 and 2017 respectively, have to close their doors due to the current lockdown situation? Initial panic, the boredom and quiet at home as opposed to the buzz of the kitchen, gathering … Continue reading Meals To Go Review: DIY Devon Food Kits – by Lauren Heath

RECIPE: Cheese & Leek Quiche for National Vegetarian Week by Sue Stoneman

Quiche can be a French Tart, a topless pie or a pastry crust filled tart with savoury custard (eggs and cream), cheese, meat (for carnivores), seafood or vegetables. More familiar is Quiche Lorraine, which traditionally is made with lardons or bacon. It is a classic French dish, but Quiche originated in Germany and the word ‘quiche’ is from the German word ‘kuchen’, meaning cake. National … Continue reading RECIPE: Cheese & Leek Quiche for National Vegetarian Week by Sue Stoneman

RECIPE: Victoria Sponge Cake to celebrate VE Day 75 by Sue Stoneman

Sue shares her recipe for a delicious Victoria Sponge Cake to celebrate VE Day 75, commemorating the official end of the Second World War.  With #lockdown #stayhome and #staysafe, plans for street parties to mark this day in history have been postponed or cancelled.  You could hold your own celebration at home with your family and bake your favourite cake! Victoria Sponge was named after … Continue reading RECIPE: Victoria Sponge Cake to celebrate VE Day 75 by Sue Stoneman

A fresh look at doing business: Dart Fresh’s grocery home delivery service expands beyond the borders

Dart Fresh is a company that, until a few weeks ago, had been supplying some of the top restaurants across Devon & Somerset, with local produce and goods. But come the COVID-19 lockdown and the closure of all of their customers, they quickly adapted from wholesaler to retailer by opening their doors to home customers, delivering groceries to customers directly. Not only available to residents … Continue reading A fresh look at doing business: Dart Fresh’s grocery home delivery service expands beyond the borders

Top chefs, gardeners, producers, makers and wellbeing experts in the South West of England create ‘Slow Life Good Life’

Top chefs, gardeners, producers, makers and wellbeing experts in the South West of England have come together to create Slow Life Good Life, an online club and community to teach the nation how to thrive and grow in these challenging times. Continue reading Top chefs, gardeners, producers, makers and wellbeing experts in the South West of England create ‘Slow Life Good Life’

Recipe: Sue’s Easter Hot Cross Buns for Oven or BBQ

Sue guides us through a great hot cross bun recipe that can be cooked traditionally in the oven, or even on the BBQ or other outdoor cooking kit. A great excuse to get your bake on this Easter! Continue reading Recipe: Sue’s Easter Hot Cross Buns for Oven or BBQ

New restaurant review: Pieminister, Queen St, Exeter

This was written before the recent pandemic. I do hope you can enjoy it and remember to give Pieminister a visit after the lockdown has finished! Queen St in Exeter is one of the main thoroughfares that leads straight to the heart of the city, it is a veritable culinary avenue being home to local foodie legends such as The Exploding Bakery, Pink Moon Cafe … Continue reading New restaurant review: Pieminister, Queen St, Exeter

Harry's Restaurant, Exeter – Online Ordering, Delivery & Collections Now Available

Harry’s Restaurant, Exeter – Online Ordering, Delivery & Collections Now Available Continue reading Harry's Restaurant, Exeter – Online Ordering, Delivery & Collections Now Available

The Salutation Inn introduces take-away menu

The Salutation Inn in Topsham is offered a take-away menu and laundry service. This award winning restaurant with rooms our destination for three memorable foodie experiences. Our tasting menu experience and the fantastic evening with the Holistic Chef Jamie Raftery both blew our socks off. But our Dining in The Dark press experience was something I’ll never forget! Needless to say, this restaurant is one … Continue reading The Salutation Inn introduces take-away menu

Support your local eateries and foodie businesses

The last two weeks has been quite unprecedented. The world is facing a pandemic unlike anything else we have seen in living memory, and businesses across the UK are trying to work out how to stay afloat in the midst of vague communications from the government. From the 20th March, the government announced it was throwing money at businesses to keep them afloat, but the … Continue reading Support your local eateries and foodie businesses