All posts tagged: River Cottage Canteen & Deli

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 …

River Cottage Canteen & Deli

This weekend I was in North Devon for a wedding. If by some miraculous coincidence you happen to live in that part of the country and are on the hunt for a wedding venue, take a look at Tunnels Beaches, it’s one of the most beautiful places I ever did see. My Mum and I are not the kind of girls to take a trip all the way along to the West Country without making some noteworthy pitstops, and luckily for us, Axminster (the home of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s famous River Cottage Canteen & Deli) is on the route home. We’d seen the place on TV (probably Countryfile) and thought it looked beautiful, unsurprisingly it more than lived up to high expectations.. It’s gorgeous, light and spacious. The service was quick and very friendly and the food indescribable in its deliciousness. Everything was organic, locally sourced and put together by some kind of culinary genius. I had a Marinated Chicken Salad that brought a whole new meaning to the word marinated, if I could get my hands …