All posts tagged: cider

Review | Merry Down Cider

I am feeling the Spring/Summer vibes so hard this month, I would guess that has something to do with the uncharacteristically hot weather we’re having in the South East right now. We’re coming towards the end of April, but there have been a couple days this week that had me convinced it must be mid-July. So, the invitation to try Merry Down Cider could not have come at a better time. After a long day of work, me and my Mum both set up camp in the back garden to give it a whirl, here’s what we thought.. First impressions were good. That clinking sound that glass bottles make is just so much more glorious in the sun, isn’t it? I love the label action on them too, I’m a sucker for gold detail and anything that says ‘Sussex’ being a local produce junkie. Not entirely sure whether it’s still made here but it was invented in East Sussex and even that does it for me – you can read more about their heritage on …

Cheer Up Chilli Carrot Fritters

I’ve had a pretty abysmal day, I forgot my on-the-go coffee this morning among various other basic essentials for all human beings that need to be out of the door long before Jeremy Kyle starts – I even left my debit card on the kitchen table. So, for the second night in a row I was faced with making a meal from stuff that was knocking about in the back of the cupboard and the bottom of the fridge door. Boy am I glad I couldn’t stop by Sainsbury’s on the way home, otherwise I wouldn’t have rediscovered the joy that comes with fritters. I first tried fritters as a child in a little vegetarian restaurant on the outskirts of Dartmoor, and I’ve been experimenting with them ever since, but you really can’t beat the simple carrot variety. These saucy little minxes cheered my day up no end, do not be deterred by their fried-ness, they’re almost healthy! I swapped out my standard cooking oil for hemp oil, which is high in those essential omegas …