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Sausage and Pie love

Local food group, Hampshire Fare, is urging all local butchers and producers to enter their top meaty products into this year’s Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition. The annual contest celebrates all that people love about our county’s talented butchers and will this year be held at Eastleigh College with judging beginning on Valentine’s Day. […]

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Lemony vegetable Linguine

In celebration of our office Secret Santa, we are delighted to share a recipe from our gift. . . enjoy!

Serves 2 – Total time 15 mins

Ingredients

150g dried linguine

2 x courgettes

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Happy Chinese New Year- The year of the Dog

Chinese New Year, also known as the ‘Spring Festival’is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. Celebrations traditionally run from the …

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Fine Vegan Food

Jackfruit: This highly versatile fruit has the texture of pulled pork or carnitas and is a go-to vegan-meat option. When shopping, be sure to skip the sugar overload by buying jackfruit brined in wate …

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Fine Food – Christmas alternatives

Yam

The yam is a staple food in many tropical countries, particularly in Africa, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Yams have brown tough skins and the flesh can vary in colour – anything fro …

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Fun at Newbury market at Christmas!

Newbury Market will be full of festive cheer in December with a series of choirs and entertainment throughout the festive period and the Market Traders will be taking part in a ‘Best Dressed Stall …

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The Bladebone Recipe

Pan-fried Brill, Jerusalem Artichoke, Prawn & Spinach Linguini

Recipe for one person (multiply the ingredients per person)

Ingredients

220-270g Brill fillet, skin on/pin boned

30g P …

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Popular Local Pub Re-opens

The Castle Pub, Oxford Road, Newbury, has re-opened after being closed since February 2017. Ideally located for residents of Donnington, Speen and Shaw and just a stone’s throw from the town centre …

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The Dog & Duck, Wokingham, re-opens

Pub and Restaurant, The Dog & Duck, in Emmbrook, re-opens on Wednesday 15th November following a major refurbishment by owners, Brakspear. Dating from the 1700s, this traditional red brick pub began s …

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Crispy Bubble n Squeak Poached Egg and Smoked Salmon

Ingredients
8 roast potatoes, chopped

4 roast parsnips, diced

2 cooked savoy cabbage leafs, thinly sliced

1 cooked carrot, diced

4 tbls frozen peas

1 tbls chopped parsley

onion, th …

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Fine food

Satsumas
The satsuma is of Chinese origin but was introduced to the West via Japan. They are grown in humid areas and may be ripe while the skin is still green. It is one of the sweetest citrus varie …

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A Compleat Reunion

Over 400 years of local history came vividly to life this month, as a Newbury family revisited their post war home and shared secrets about the property dating back to the reign of Charles 1.

W …

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West Berkshire Mencap charity dinner- Indigo Bay

This year, Indigo Bay and Local Buzz magazine are getting together in aid of West Berkshire Mencap and are organising a charitable dinner on Tuesday 24th October.

You can to book your space via Ind …

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Enjoy a grape time with a taste of Murcia

Given the superb year-round climate of Murcia, when one hears of white, rosé and red, one could be forgiven for thinking they were the three stages of tans on the coast. 
But the Region of Murcia i …

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CLOSED Competition – The real macaron company – Win a 3 month membership to the Macaron Club

The Real Macaron Company produces an exquisite range of macarons ideal for any occasion. From wedding towers to baby showers, corporate events to gifts and dinner parties, we have the perfect macaron …

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Halloween

Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening) is a spooky celebration observed every year in many countries on October 31 – the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day …

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CLOSED Competition – Win a £25 voucher from Rio’s Burgers Newbury

Rios have been serving up flame-grilled burgers for 27 years.  Some say they are the best in Newbury!

 

Check out their menu now: http://www.riosburgers.com/ …

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The Big Sausage Week Celebration

The UK & Ireland’s best sausage, the pinnacle of sausage making, will be revealed at Meat Trades Journal’s Champion of Champions award on Monday November 6 at London’s County Hall, the culmi …

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Chocolate Heaven

Chocolate week 9th-15th October

Chocolate may be the “food of the gods,” but for most of its 4,000-year history, it was actually consumed as a bitter beverage rather than as a sweet edible trea …

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Chorizo potato cakes with fried sea bass

When writing recipes, we try to come up with interesting dishes that everyone would like to eat and that are easy to cook, without getting into difficulties. We think this recipe works well on both co …

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