• cheese Posted on 20 January 2015

    WIN a place on the School of Artisan Food’s cheesemaking course

    If you love fine cheese then what could be better than learning to make your own? This week, the renowned School of Artisan Food is giving you the opportunity to do just that – and today we are giving one lucky person the chance to win a place on the course.

    The world of cheese making may seem a little daunting but this two-day introductory course, which takes place on Friday and Saturday, will take you through the process step by step, from the difference between raw and pasteurised milk to the maturing process. You will also have a go at producing a range of soft cheeses, including mozzarella, halloumi, paneer, feta and

  • One of my favourite places in Nottingham to go for a walk, chill in summer and sledge in winter Posted on 09 January 2015

    Top ten must see in Nottinghamshire

    I have lived in Nottinghamshire all my life, and am still amazed when I discover hidden gems that I am yet to explore. For a start, I have already booked my spot for Snowdrops at Hodsock Priory – a must see in early spring.

    Here is my round-up of top ten must see attractions in Nottinghamshire (and believe me, it was a tough one to narrow down!)

    Nottingham Castle Set high upon the Castle Rock and commanding spectacular views over the city, Nottingham Castle is not to be missed. The impressive 17th century ducal mansion now stands as a municipal museum, the first of its kind outside London, housing beautiful works from

  • Greens1 Posted on 03 January 2015

    Brewing a recipe for success with Green’s Windmill and Navigation Brewery

    One of Nottingham’s best-loved attractions has teamed up with a local brewery to provide a vital ingredient for its latest ale in a partnership with celebrates the region’s rich local produce.

    Green’s Windmill – a 19th century restored windmill based on the edge of the city which counts Nottingham’s two Michelin star chef Sat Bains as one of its customers – has worked with the nearby Navigation Brewery to help produce its latest beer by supplying the malt. At the end of last year, around 50kg of malt by the windmill’s head miller David Bent using a set of traditional but electric-powered mill stones before it was taken away by Dom Flynn,

  • Nottingham Ghost Walk - outside Ye Olde Salutation Inn Posted on 26 December 2014

    A fun evening of spooky tales with the Nottingham Ghost Walk

    You may remember Gwen, from Eat Travel Love, visited the Nottingham Winter Wonderland a few weeks ago and shared her love for the festive market. Next up, she joins one of Nottingham’s most popular walks on a chilly winter evening . . . here is her review on the Nottingham Ghost Walk

    ‘Twas a cold night in Nottingham. . . Wrapped up in our scarves and hats, we made our way to the Ye Olde Salutation Inn pub – one of the country’s oldest public houses and the perfect place to start an evening ghost walk.

    Gary, the tour guide, playing his flute

    Greeted by Gary, our guide for the

  • city Posted on 23 December 2014

    Take your date on an adventure at Lost City

    Every month it’s imperative that my better half and I escape family life and head out into the bright lights of Nottingham for our date night. Over the years all the usual haunts have been exhausted and, not really wanting to have a meal or go to the cinema, we decided on something a little less traditional so we headed to The Lost City Adventure Golf at The Cornerhouse.

    A bit of crazy golf was surely what we needed on this cold and blustery winter evening, plus if it involved sport I stood just a chance of holding his attention! I was slightly apprehensive that we might encounter lots of kids

  • Rebecca Posted on 19 December 2014

    Have yourself a merry little Mamma White’s Christmas

    There are few things more tempting than a delicious pancake smothered in scrumptious toppings. In today’s guest blog Rebecca White, owner of Mamma White’s Pancake Parlour in Newark, writes about why it’s the perfect place to bring the family this Christmas . . . 

    If you’re stuck for things to do with the kids over the festive period and fancy ditching the Christmas pud for something a little different, Mamma White’s Pancake Parlour is the ultimate treat. The parlour, which is located near the Market Square in Newark’s town centre, is the perfect place to put your feet up and enjoy some delicious food with the family after a busy day Christmas

  • Colston Bassett - international awards Posted on 18 December 2014

    Colston Bassett share the secret to success in award winning year

    The festive season is here – and as an avid cheese fiend I thought there was no better time to find out what’s been happening at Colston Bassett Dairy, producer of the world-famous Stilton Cheese. The dairy, based in the Vale of Belvoir, has scooped a string of titles at this year’s World Cheese Awards building on last year’s success. We caught up with manager Billy Kevan to find out what makes Stilton so special…

    How long has Colston Bassett been producing its famous Stilton cheese?
    Established in 1913, Colston Bassett was the idea of the village doctor Dr William Windley. He suggested that local farmers

  • Corinthian Restaurant Posted on 17 December 2014

    Be in for a treat at the Corinthian Restaurant

    Only a stone’s throw from Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham and opposite Nottingham Trent University, Corinthian Restaurant is a superb restaurant which opened at the beginning of the year, offering its customers divine food from the a la carte, pre-theatre and afternoon tea menu. 

    How long has The Corinthian Restaurant been open? We have been open since the beginning of the year.

    Visit the Corinthian Restaurant, opposite Nottingham Trent University.

    Do customers have to make a reservation, or can they just turn up? Customers can just turn up or make a reservation. We regularly run offers on Go dine, Open Table and many more – so it is always worth

  • Harkers-Far-Shop-Turkey2 Posted on 12 December 2014

    Harker’s Farm Shop has everything you need for your Christmas feast

    Christmas is a time for feasting but if you’re anything like me then you’ll dread the thought of battling your way around a crowded supermarket as you stock up for the big day. But at Harker’s Farm Shop, the experience couldn’t be more different. Located in the sleepy hamlet of Clipston-on-the-Wolds in south Nottinghamshire, the shop is surrounded by fields and country lanes and offers a relaxing alternative to the usual Christmas rush.

    My colleague and I visited the farm shop earlier this month to see what was in store for the festive season ahead. After stopping to admire the traditional wreaths and plump, healthy-looking Christmas trees we were met by

  • Treat-Kitchen Posted on 10 December 2014

    Feeling like a child in a sweet shop at The Treat Kitchen

    Everyone has fond memories of buying sweets as a child. For me it was when I was eventually allowed to go to the shops on my own where I would come back with bags of penny sweets, including flying saucers, jelly strawberries, pear drops, cola bottles and whatever else I could carry.

    Now a Nottingham sweet shop is delighting visitors to the city with its modern take on the traditional sweet shop. The Treat Kitchen, on Wheeler Gate, opened in September and since then it has found fans in the local area as well as far-flung places such as Canada. Alongside traditional sweets you will also find delicate handmade chocolates, locally-made

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