Staffordshire Savoury Eggs

  I have managed to get my hands on the Scotch Eggs from the Staffordshire Savoury Eggs company on just two occasions, both times in Bakewell at the monthly Farmers Market and at the Bakewell Food Festival.  I wish I could sample their delightful wares more often but the circuit that they follow is just on…

A trip to the Bakewell Farmers Market

  The Bakewell Farmers market is held on the last Saturday of the month and it is an event that is well worth putting in the diary. I have been here three times now since I returned from the states and I am already starting to have a list of favorite vendors and must buy…

Matlock Bath – Promenade and Fish and Chips

Over many bank holiday weekends we have driven through Matlock Bath and seen the hoards of bikers parked up outside one or more of its many Fish and Chip shops. I have often been tempted to stop and join in, but there has never been anywhere to park.  So this last Easter weekend we decided to follow…

The Tarboush – Middle Eastern cafe and resturant

It was pouring it down with rain and was damn cold and miserable, so what better than to head for a taste of the exotic sunshine at a Middle Eastern Cafe. Despite the darkening conditions, the Tarboush Cafe stands out on Market Street in Loughborough with its warm Persian colours and frontage. It was really…

Austrian Sausages in Derbyshire England? Well why not!

  A Sunday afternoon drive in the Derbyshire countryside should have been accompanied by a traditional sunday roast dinner in a country pub, but in the village of Bakewell I was drawn into sampling some sausages at the Tiroler Stuberl Austrian Coffee shop and Sausage Importer. Tiroler Stuberl is a small Family Business that has been serving…

Club sandwich or Double Decker? – its all in the toast

When is a Club Sandwich not a Club Sandwich? When it is a double decker. A Double Decker is so called because each layer of filling forms a deck, much like a double decker London bus. A club sandwich on the other hand is double-decker with two layers of fillings between three slices of toasted bread. Traditionally the club ingredients…