The Wolvercote tastebud

The Trout, located in Wolvercote Oxfordshire.  The pub looks out on to the river Thames, with the cascading weir creating a lively scene, which can be seen from the whole of the terrace. The interior is cosy yet cool: it’s a huge pub with original features still intact and on show. There are 3 core…

Cakes and courses

What seems like many years ago I went along to the Orchards School of Cookery to do the residential Designer Dinners for Beginners course. It was a fantastic week and I would (and have!) recommend it to anyone that has spoken to me about any cookery courses. This one is located in Evesham, Worcestershire, less than 2hrs from the…

Magdalen Arms – Iffley Road Review

Magdalen Arms – 243 Iffley Road I booked this due to my other half choosing somewhere he wanted to go to on his birthday. It’s a venue I would consider to be good for the meat eaters, but not so much choice for the vegetarian and pescetarians.  From past experience there was always a choice,…

Salmon en croute – new year to picnic

Salmon en croute with currants and ginger – Rick Stein I made this last New Year which was great hot or cold and a great alternative after too much turkey or nut roast. This time though I made this great dish for a family and friends’ picnic on the last bank holiday Monday. The group…