Memories of Food

Anyone for a coffee?

Anyone for a coffee?

There are few things nicer than the smell of freshly brewed coffee, it reminds me of holidays and lazy weekends. Heart Kitchen has just invested in an all-singing, all-dancing Italian Gaggia coffee machine, which we are very excited to share with our guests! We have all been trained in the art of espresso-making, and are […]

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  March 30, 2015   No comments
A tale of two students……..

A tale of two students……..

Kate’s tale…… I set off to Uni very confidently last term – a new way of life, independent of my parents –  home when I like, eating and drinking what I like, seeing who I choose, – utter bliss! However, the reality was somewhat different. After a fantastic fresher’s week of drinking and partying, real […]

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  February 9, 2015   No comments
There’s not mushroom on the table!

There’s not mushroom on the table!

October the 8th 2014 saw the first of one of our even more extraordinary outdoor events:  a Mushroom Foray with the inimitable John Wright, mycologist, writer, cabinet maker and TV personality. The event started at 10am with a superb Foragers’ Breakfast prepared expertly by Heart Kitchen’s own Simon Gale and consisting of spiced, roasted shredded […]

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  October 9, 2014   No comments
LUCY – our girl in the curious kitchen

LUCY – our girl in the curious kitchen

I have just spent a lovely hour with Lucy Simmons, the Curious Kitchen’s teenage cook and recipe tester. As I arrived, Lucy – who is on school holidays, was busy kneading dough for a batch of hot cross buns she is trialling for the Heart kitchen website, but she managed to find time to sit […]

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  April 8, 2014   No comments
A day Foraging the Forest…

A day Foraging the Forest…

Oh what a day for a mushroom foray………   Autumn came round rather slowly last year, the weather stayed mild, the leaves stayed on the trees and boy did it rain nearly every other day!  (Perfect for mushrooms we later found out).  A group of friends had got together one gusty Saturday morning at the […]

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  January 28, 2014   No comments