The Nut Tree Inn, Murcott

This Bank holiday weekend I was fortunate enough to have the time to visit the Nut Tree Inn, in Murcott, Oxfordshire. after a sucessful morning in Bicester shopping village we went for a search for Murcott and the Nut Tree Inn. Murcott is only 8 miles from Bicester, just the otherside of the M40 on…

A break away in Cornwall

After a holiday in Cornwall I wanted to write a blog to summarise what I’d enjoyed and tasted over the few days away. Fishing in Cornwall – The last time I went fishing was at the Jubilee weekend, it was chilly and nothing was caught. This time in St Mawes, Cornwall, it was different. The weather was…

Brookes Supper Club at Gypsy Lane Campus

After my last supper club at Oxfork I had the bug to go to another, soon enough found another super club in Oxford at the Brookes Restaurant. On arrival we were met by our hosts James and Sue. our coats were taken and we were offered a glass of wine, or fruit juice, a very…

Riverford at Oxfork

  Last month I wrote about the Oxford Bake Off and how I wanted to challenge myself more in the food world. While there were no bake offs for me this April I set myself up to go to a food event in Oxford at Oxfork. Oxfork had been on my list for a while,…

The Oxford Bake Off

Writing this blog is all very well but I need to challenge myself more in the food world, no I’m not suggesting I enter masterchef, that’s extreme but I wanted and still want to do the odd cooking event every now and again. I had seen the posters and tweets but a bake off with a…

Meribel with VIP SKI – food in focus

Skiing when I went with University, was all about the slopes, the fancy dress and the après. Food was a low priority, so long as there was a fondue booked in the week, we would pick up pizzas from the local creperie and create our own creations made from anything we could pick in the supermarché….

Reggae Reggae beef rib

The Covered Market in Oxford is like a city within a city it includes clothes shops, shoe shops, a barbers, cafes, and many food stalls.  MFeller, Son & Daughter has a variety of meats on the outside of their shop. My other half picked up a pack of 4 Beef Ribs for about £7 the other weekend, the size…

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…

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…

Oxford Foodies Festival

South Park Oxford, a large expanse of space, central to Oxford, lovely especially on a sunshine day! To mention everyone their would be a very very long blog but I’ll highlight some of my favourites here: First off we’d left out tickets at home 😦 great start I know! However thanks to fabulous technology in this…