I’ve just returned from 10 days in the Dordogne region of France and was impressed by 2 things - the variety and quantity of the local produce markets and their efforts regarding the environment and plastic bag use.
Saturday evening saw me driving up the Fylde coast to pay a long overdue visit to Seniors Fish & Chip restaurant in Thornton. After an obilgatory glance at the upturned hull of Riverdance on the beach at Cleveleys we headed inland to the award-winning restaurant and self styled "Fish Experience".
Ok, so perhaps Fondue is not the first thing that springs to mind when thinking of Lancashire cooking but my weekend foray into the world of Fondue made use of a very delicious fillet of Bowland Beef that deserves some blog praise.
What seems like months ago but was actually the 10th and 11th March, myself and Kate were at the NEC for the 'British Travel Trade Fair'. The show is for Coach Operators and Group Travel Organisers looking for ideas and inspiration for coach travel in the future (planning for 2012 is underway already don't you know!). It was only fair that we treated them to an array of our stunning produce in order to lure them to Lancashire for Food and Drink based trips.
Having my brother and his friend over from Sweden over the weekend I decided that their visit couldn't pass without a proper English Sunday Roast dinner. Living in the Ribble Valley I am very lucky to have a vast number of pubs serving excellent home cooked food on my doorstep - the only problem was choosing where to take them... After much deliberation we opted for the Craven Heifer at Chaigley, which sits in the foothill of Longridge Fell in the Forest of Bowland.
Last week during a well earned week off work, my Dad braved trip over the Pennines from Yorkshire to treat me to lunch. I decided to choose The Millstone at Mellor after having a great staff Christmas party there in 2007. I know my Dad's a big fan of rustic, home-cooked food so knew the Millstone would be right up his street! Finding it surprisingly busy for a Wednesday lunch time we managed to get a cosy corner to enjoy our lunch.