Stylish Scandi Picnics with KuPP

With spring upon us and summer following shortly behind, we’ll be (predictably) heading for the hills to soak up the sun on heaths, parks, lidos and just about anywhere else we can find to enjoy a spot of sunbathing, drinking and picnicking. Following last year’s success, KuPP, the Scandi-inspired all day casual dining restaurant, bar and café, is re-launching their grab & go picnic bags, … Continue reading Stylish Scandi Picnics with KuPP

Private Dining at The Pig at Combe – by Lauren Heath

The Pig at Combe is far from the dusty, muddy, snorty (but intelligent) animal it is named after, it does however embody the essence of countryside. As you drive towards it from the a30 and through the villages, you see this warm glow illuminating in the distance, calling you into its warm belly. I have heard many many things about the Pig at Combe- all … Continue reading Private Dining at The Pig at Combe – by Lauren Heath

Vegans to Celebrate with First National Festival

The Vegan Festival of Britain 20 May –10 June 2017 From Aberdeen and Newcastle to Bristol, Exeter and Norwich, events are taking place all over the UK as part of the first Vegan Festival of Britain. The three-week festival has been coordinated by Animal Aid to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The idea is for the rapidly growing vegan movement to inspire others by displaying its … Continue reading Vegans to Celebrate with First National Festival

10 Questions with Tony Coulson of Ebb Tides Seaweed by Lauren Heath

Ebb Tides is a fledgling in the food world; having been established only in May last year, we came across them at their first ‘outing’ at Dartington Food Fair (which can be found here) and wished them luck on their future journey. My husband, Steve, loves seaweed and really enjoyed the flavours and easy use packaging of their products. They had tasters on the table, as … Continue reading 10 Questions with Tony Coulson of Ebb Tides Seaweed by Lauren Heath

Boston Tea Party: Exeter’s very own Tardis – by Lauren Heath

Boston Tea Party – 84 Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RP, Tel: 01392 201181 Free wifi, open Mon – Sat 7am til 7pm and Sun 8am til 6pm. Boston Tea Party have 18 cafes from as high as Birmingham all the way down to Barnstaple, with a 19th cafe about to open in Bristol (making the total 6 in and around the city!). I must admit, … Continue reading Boston Tea Party: Exeter’s very own Tardis – by Lauren Heath

Veg In A Box

I’m not a very fussy eater, I tend to eat everything and anything that comes my way.  But like many of us, eating greens can be something that slips the mind sometimes.  The healthy lifestyle that many of my friends and colleagues strive to achieve will sometimes be the last thing that crosses my mind. If it wasn’t for my wonderful wife who is certainly … Continue reading Veg In A Box

10 Questions: Boom Kitchen® by Lauren Heath

Boom Kitchen®  www.boomkitchen.co.uk f: /boomkitchen  t: @boomrevolution  m: 07894586536 Our awareness of Boom Kitchen® came about during one of our many food event visits. We both love curries and make them from scratch occasionally at home, but no one can deny that it is easier to keep a sauce in the cupboard. What initially caught our eye was the Lady Naga kit as my husband … Continue reading 10 Questions: Boom Kitchen® by Lauren Heath

Foraging in Sidmouth with East Devon – by Lauren Heath

Last week, the lovely people at East Devon invited me along to their foraging course in Sidmouth; I jumped at the chance to do this as I have always wanted to learn about our edible countryside, but I have found nearby courses to be a bit out of my price range. The event, one of many run by East Devon but involving local specialists in … Continue reading Foraging in Sidmouth with East Devon – by Lauren Heath

10 Questions with Veg In A Box – by Lauren Heath

As it does these days, it all began with a tweet…my husband Steve was singing the praises of Devon based BOOM Kitchen and their curry kits (further info on these guys to follow in due course) and a twitter flurry occurred between him and a small local business called Veg in a Box about how good the curries really were – “excellent” we said – … Continue reading 10 Questions with Veg In A Box – by Lauren Heath

VEGANISM PROPELLED ON TO POLITICAL AGENDA

Vegan issues have been catapulted into the political spotlight by The Vegan Society, whose supporters have been using its General Election Tip Sheet to challenge prospective MPs on vegan-related topics ahead of UK polling day on 7 May. “Thousands have already accessed our Tip Sheet, many of whom are now calling potential MPs to task. The level of response from the politicians has been remarkable, too” said … Continue reading VEGANISM PROPELLED ON TO POLITICAL AGENDA

Easy Chicken and Pesto Pasta – Ideal for beginners

Our kitchen is about the size of a knat’s testicle and given the tiny amount of surface space we actually have, I am all for the student modus operandi when it comes to cooking.  There is no shame in using a jar of pesto opposed to fresh pesto that you make yourself, and I can’t start to say that it matches it in taste but … Continue reading Easy Chicken and Pesto Pasta – Ideal for beginners

The Cosy Club, 1 Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX1 1SG

Set in the magnificent surroundings of the old Dean Clarke Hospital’s Halford Wing in Southernhay, The Cosy Club opened last year (April 2013) to what seemed to be a quiet fanfare.  Ever since it opened, I have heard rumours of the amazing interior, walls adorned and festooned with bits and pieces, and some absolute killer cocktails.  Unfortunately, it being a school night and all, I wasn’t able … Continue reading The Cosy Club, 1 Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX1 1SG

Cafe At 36, Cowick Street, Exeter.

Cowick Street is frankly the wrong side of the river. I used to live in Farm Hill many years ago and although the views were lovely, the overriding sense that I had was that it wasn’t on the right side.  Is there a right and wrong side? If so, what makes it right and/or wrong? Such great philosophical debates are not in the realms of … Continue reading Cafe At 36, Cowick Street, Exeter.

The Rusty Bike, 67 Howell Road

I am chuffed to present a Guest Post from fellow food blogger Emilee Tombs.  Emilee keeps a cracking food blog called Eaten by Emilee, which I strongly recommend you subscribe to :).  If you want to see the original post, have a look here. When I told my brother last week that I was going to ask a meat-obsessed restaurant to cater for my vegetarian … Continue reading The Rusty Bike, 67 Howell Road

Exeter Phoenix Cafe Bar launches brand new menu!

Exeter Phoenix launches a brand new menu on Thursday.  New chef, Maia Moss, has created a delicious array of rustic dishes using traditional recipes from around the world fused with a unique contemporary twist.  Each of the dishes is homemade, the ingredients are locally sourced and they are all made with a passion for nutrition and fantastic flavor. ‘The main influence of my cooking comes from … Continue reading Exeter Phoenix Cafe Bar launches brand new menu!

Bike Shed Theatre & Bar, Fore Street

Zion has over three years of experience as a writer and a journalist. Career highlights so far include interviewing Ethics Director at Lush Hilary Jones, contributing poetry to Musings to raise funds for Leche League, and working with co-founder of One Green Planet Nil Zacharias. Zion has also worked on the Eradicating Ecocide campaign. Follow Zion on Twitter, LinkedIn, or email her at zio.lights@gmail.com The Bike Shed Café is no ordinary café. This … Continue reading Bike Shed Theatre & Bar, Fore Street