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Latest from Cumbria

Cumbrias Hot Event is Back!

The Lakes Chilli Festival is back and is set to be hotter than ever! The event is set to heat up on Saturday 2nd–...
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A Grand Day Out...

Agricultural Shows 2014 All three rural counties of the North West are fortunate in their long tradition of supporting local agricultural shows from the...
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Flipping great local food at Orton

The March Orton Farmer’s Market (8 March) is carrying on a Pancake theme from Shrove Tuesday (4 March) and features a wide range of ideas...
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Rogan Meets Romance in Cozy Cartmel

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, this could actually be true of both sexes, if I’m anything...
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The Brook House Inn & Boot Beer Festival

This Inn, situated in the beautiful Eskdale valley, in the heart of the Lakeland fells is one of my favourites. It has good food and...
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Cafe West

Café West in Whitehaven is a social enterprise that was set up to offer training and employment to young people with learning difficulties…and it is...
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Spotlight on Cartmel

Cartmel – A Mini Culinary Mecca

I’ve been making visits to this historic and beautifully picturesque...

Rogan Meets Romance in Cozy Cartmel

They say that the way to a man’s heart is...
Featured Producer

Lucky me! A rare trip out to Askerton Castle Estate

  Askerton Castle Estate, an organic farm specialising in hardy native breeds in the beautiful wild countryside near Hadrian’s Wall in North East Cumbria.
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Sticky Goings On In Cartmel

Foodie Heaven In Cartmel Sticky toffee pudding is one of the most iconic Lake District dishes. Think of Lake District food and you think...
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Mr Vikki's Chilli House

Stepping into the Mr Vikki’s shop at High Heskett, Carlisle...on a rainy, cold Lake District day was like stepping into another, much warmer world. Every...
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Wild and Fruitful

Wild about preserves Jane Maggs has been making beautiful, homemade preserves from her home in Wigton Cumbria for over a decade now.  ...
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Kirklinton Hall Home to Slow Food, Knights, Gamblers and Faeries!

Magical! Even in the coldest of weather, with a nip in the air, hats, gloves and wellies on, Kirklinton Hall and Garden is a magical...
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Swanson House Seasonal Local Bespoke Dishes Cooked with You in...

Fancy a fantastic locally sourced seasonal meal in an historic former eighteenth century coaching inn in the Cumbrian market town of Brough?
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Willowford Farm - a great way to experience local food...

Willowford Farm is a 100 acre organic farm which holds a unique position on one of the best remaining sections of Hadrian’s Wall.
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Grow your own with...

Tessa Patterson is the 'Thrifty Cook'. Here she shares some hints and tips on growing your own food.

Grow Your Own Fruit & Veg – Summer Update

July and August are an exciting time of year for...

Grow Your Own – Tips on Growing Herbs in the...

  Whether you grow your own herbs in pots or...

Growing Food in Containers

It is not too late in the year to grow...

Grow Your Own Fruit

I have written a number of blogs on this website...
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Grow your own?

Eva's Organics - Turning Over a New Leaf!

Nothing beats a beautiful fresh salad in summer or a stew full of rich root veggies in the winter!
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Vista Veg Locally Grown Vegetables in the Eden Valley

Vista Veg is a successful community scheme delivering fresh locally grown vegetables in the Eden Valley where they also work with schools and families on...
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Our Featured Blogger - Jenny and the Cumbria Food Blog

Loving food and knowing how extremely lucky she is to live in Cumbria, home to so much fantastic food, Jenny felt that it seemed fitting to create a blog dedicated to it all!

Make 2014 the year to start lunching in The Lakes

You don’t have to be staying over in the Lake District to enjoy lunch there. Windermere and Ambleside are highly accessible locations just for lunch. The combination of the choice...

Foraging is Buzzing in the Lake District

Foraging is the buzz word amongst chefs, restaurateurs and diners at the moment. Interesting new flavours, new challenges in cooking and pairing and seasonality means foraged ingredients fit the bill...

Crafty Cartmel Beer Festival Coming Up

The culinary capital of Cumbrian is changing its focus to beer on the weekend of the 10 – 13 July 2014. The Pig & Whistle on Aynsome Road in the...

2014 is the year for restaurants in Cumbria

I’ve written on numerous occasions about how Cumbrian produce is of exceptional quality and being recognised as so throughout the UK and even further afield by chefs and food lovers....

No more fake bread, I want the real stuff!

I recently went to a very nice inn, within a hotel in the Lake District National Park. A place I had visited on many occasions and always had a really...

Yet Another Tasty Visit to Tebay Services

Despite numerous visits and knowing of Tebay Services now for years, each and every time I stop off there, I am amazed and excited. This feeling I have when visiting...
Featured Foodie Destination

Foodie treats at Staveley Mill Yard….

  Staveley Mill was built on this site almost 200 years ago and it provided the cotton mills of Lancashire with a supply of...
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