December 2017

WEEKEND AWAY

20 Dec , 2017 Travels

WEEKEND AWAY

Louisa Walters locates the perfect pitstop for R&R in Derbyshire I love pubs. Not gastro pubs – real pubs. With real pub food. Especially in the countryside. So when my husband suggested a weekend visit to Chatsworth House I immediately googled ‘traditional pubs Baslow/Beeley/Pilsley’ (the nearest villages) and discovered The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, which […]
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FOUR NIGHTS IN FLORENCE

15 Dec , 2017 Uncategorized

FOUR NIGHTS IN FLORENCE

Kate Posener looks back at her four night stay in Florence in September. To kick off our Florentine foodie feast we headed out to family-run La Terrazza del Principe nestled in the hills between our hotel (The Park Palace) and Villa Cora a few minutes’ drive outside of Florence. The chef is Sicilian and the […]
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CHRISTMAS LUNCH

4 Dec , 2017 Festive Eating,Uncategorized

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Louisa Walters highlights where to eat out on Christmas Day Traditionally I cook a full turkey roast lunch with all the ‘allowable’ trimmings but last year the extended family were away. As there were only four of us it seemed like a good excuse to go out! I discovered that lots of restaurants are in […]
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1840 AFTERNOON TEA

2 Dec , 2017 Afternoon Tea

1840 AFTERNOON TEA

Kate Posener steps back in time to enjoy traditional Afternoon Tea Who knew that afternoon tea was invented and introduced to Victorian Society by The Duchess of Bedford (a friend of Queen Victoria) in 1840 to fill the gap between light luncheon and dinner?! I certainly didn’t. Keen to capture this tradition, St James’s Hotel […]
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