Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

Foodies Festival Recipes for Casillero del Diablo wine matching

If you haven't caught my dems in Foodies Festival's Chef's Theatre this season yet then this weekend at Oxford is your last chance this year.  I've been working with the lovely people at Casillero del Diablo (@diablowine) to come up with three…

Garlicky Prawn Toasts

Served on leftover baguettes or ciabatta toasted they are a quick and easy snack. If you don't have prawns then scallops or chicken work really well too, if you want a low carb version omit the bread and serve them on little gem lettuce leaves, they're delicious.

Free Dark Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Coulis

This recipe is based on Herve This' Chocolate Chantilly. It's 'free' as it's free from dairy, wheat, egg, basically anything apart from a really good quality chocolate and water.

Chermoula Chicken with Garden Salad

The chermoula marinade turns into a delicious citrus sauce for the chicken which creates a fusion of colour and flavour served with a fresh garden salad and a scattering of edible flowers

How to identify a puffball mushroom? Or a football?

A lovely gentleman just came to my door asking permission to go into the field next to us as he thought he'd seen a puffball mushroom growing in there.  This was too good an opportunity to miss so i went with him armed with video camera…
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Camp Bestival Food - Friday night

First night at Camp Bestival, on the menu: Afternoon tea with homemade brownies by Daisy, carrot cake and fairy cakes by Grant and flapjack by me (the one on my APP) with cups of either Earl Grey or English Breakfast tea. Olives,…

Valet service Camp Bestival Style

We were in Camping Plus this year, they had showers, hot showers and very posh toilets, flushing and toilet paper too, wow.  The best welcome on Friday morning was the valet service for luggage from the field, this was amazing, I've been…