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58% of Local Off-Licences Fail Alcohol Sales ID Test

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP), which delivers Trading Standards, Environmental Health and Licensing services across Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire and Wokingham, has identified that 58% of 86 local off-licences tested in a recent test purchasing operation potentially breached their licence conditions by not asking for identification before selling alcohol to a 20-year-old volunteer. The mystery […]

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Blood orange & cardamom pancakes

Makes 24
Celebrate Shrove Tuesday and try our delicious mini pancakes
Ingredients
125g plain flour
Half tsp baking powder
Half tsp ground cardamom
200ml buttermilk
2 large eggs, separated
1 blood oran …

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Sugar

Why should we reduce our sugar intake?
Experts suggest that no more than 10 percent of the total daily caloric intake should come from added sugars.
But sugar is not the bad guy we all think of it to …

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Shrove Tuesday Tues 13th Feb

Shrove Tuesday is a day in February or March preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In other countries it is called Mardi Gras, t …

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Fine Food Weddings

Craft cocktails
Consider offering your guests craft cocktails with unique ingredients. Maybe a cocktail perfectly designed for the season, such as a lavender spiked lemonade in the Spring?
Sheaf of a …

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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 celebr …

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Garden View The winter months

Vegetable Garden
Here is a short list of vegetable gardening tasks for January.
Harvest parsnips and leeks.
If you’d like to grow early peas, place a cloche over the soil to let it warm up for a …

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Fine food-Get nutty!

Nuts are healthy snack options. Though they’re usually high in fat, the fat they contain is a healthy type. They are also good sources of fiber and protein.
Walnuts
A very popular nut and an excelle …

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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

1 x carrot

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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 from whi …

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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 Peeled frozen …

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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 be …

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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, thinly sliced

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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 variet …

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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.
When Tri …

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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 Indigo …

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