Archives for September 2011

Triumph for Taste Cumbria Food Festival 2011

The biggest ever Taste Cumbria Food Festival which took place in Cockermouth this September has been declared a triumph for the region. Weeks of Cumbrian rain gave way to a remarkably warm and sunny weekend, resulting in the Lakeland main street of Cockermouth packed with over 20,000 visitors from both in and out of the […]

Spiced Sloe and Apple jelly

We all know that Sloes make a great Sloe gin or Liqueur but combined with apples, they can also make a wonderful rich jelly. Tiny purple sloes look like miniature plums and have a huge seed and very little flesh.  Although they can be used to make jam, you will spend a lot of time […]

Cucumber pickle

This lovely European pickle is a great way to use up a glut of cucumbers. Do not panic at the amount of salt you see in the recipe, the salt is used to draw moisture from the cucumber and you will be rinsing this away before making the pickle. The art to this pickle is […]

Hairy Bikers look at ‘Meals on Wheels’ service

Hairy Meals On Wheels, is a chance to see a distinctive new side to the Bikers as they turn their unique approach to the social issue of provision of “meals on wheels“. In the wake of the Blitz, war-torn Britain united to deliver hot meals to families whose homes had been destroyed. Sixty years on, […]