Month: July 2013

Review of FENNEL TOPS & SWEET LEAVES by STEVE’S LEAVES

Keen, as always, to trial and feedback about any new variety of baby leaves from the crops grown by the farmers down on Lower Link Farm at St Mary Bourne, Hampshire. New to the range is Fennel Tops and Sweet Leaves. This leafy bag, as with all bags of mixed leaves are washed only in spring water and are ready to eat. Available from selected branches of Waitrose and other food outlets throughout the country and soon to join the four other varieties online at Ocado RRP £1.40 for 60g bag Note: on purchase keep the item chilled. The FENNEL TOPS & SWEET LEAVES is a herbaceous mix and has deep, earthy qualities to the taste. All parts of the fennel plant have a pronounced aniseed flavour, the tops are no exception. Fennel marries up very well with oily fish and mackerel in particular. We agree that the recipe suggestion on the back of the pack would really work, and that is to serve as a salad with smoked mackerel, new potatoes, spring onions, extra …

Review of Best Western – The Brook Hotel, Norwich, UK.

Best Western GB- The Brook Hotel, Norwich – 2 Barnard Rd., Bowthorpe, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 9JB. UK … is privately owned and operated, as are all of the hotels which make up the Best Western portfolio. It is a 3-star hotel for business and leisure with conference facilities and function rooms. The refurbishing, of this modern hotel on two levels, has taken place over recent years with the Best Western branding happening in late June 2013. This hotel is located on the outskirts of the city of Norwich. Location: is 1 mile from those exits off the A47 Norwich southern bypass to and from Swaffham, signposted (Norfolk Showground/City Centre) and so, when entering the outskirts of Norwich from this direction, the hotel is situated on the right hand side of the roundabout where the city suburbs of Costessey and Bowthorpe meet. As a point of reference The Brook Hotel is approximately 4 miles west of the City Centre, just off the Dereham Road. Both the outer and inner ring roads are a relatively short drive …

Review of new Dorset Cereal granolas

These two new recipes under review are Oat and Berry, and they join the Honey Granola and the Chocolate to make four supreme varieties of granola; probably the best ever Dorset Cereals has produced to date in terms of taste and texture. The New Oat Granola the baking process has produced a much softer crunching granola compared to some older versions of recipes and limited editions produced by the company. As with all cereals from this range the result is a rustic foodstuff made from all natural ingredients; no palm oil. Sweetening oats with golden syrup will always work well in recipes, and with the hint of vanilla that comes through this is a winning combination that provides much versatility. Whether you use granola as a base or a topper it combines, beautifully, with yoghurt, compote and other dairy based breakfasts and desserts. Available from all major retailers, RRP £2.99 for 550g 5/5 The New Berry Granola when in the mouth this is almost biscuit-like in texture and the pumpkin seeds add extra nibble. The …