Despite the drizzly weather over the Easter weekend we were busy little bunnies. On Friday evening we were in Upper Slaughter in Gloucestershire cooking for a family get together in their rented holiday cottage. A feast for the adults to allo them to go to the village pub and relax by the fire while we got dinner ready and no one had to fight over doing the washing up! The menu was full of spring flavours and colours and went down a treat – you really can’t beat a nice pink bit of lamb! We cook our lamb loin sous vide at 54 degrees for an hour then glaze it in a piping hot pan with plenty of butter, salt, pepper and rosemary.
On Saturday morning we travelled over to Great Tew in Oxfordshire to Soho Farmhouse where we showcased our pickles and chutneys which we sell in their beautiful new deli. There was a selection of local producers that supply the deli and farmhouse including our friends at Oxford Honey Co who have a yummy selection of honeys available – we especially like their Borage Honey on our porridge in the morning! The rain didn’t keep people away (although we were a little wet…) and we had a lovely afternoon talking cheese and pickle with lots of enthusiasts.
Saturday evening took us to the picturesque village of Snowshill near Broadway.
It is such a quintessentially English village with thatch topped cottages and rolling hillside views. It was stunning to see the sun going down as we arrived at our destination for the evening. Unsurprisingly the guests had requested lamb again but this time had wanted a chocolatey feast of a dessert – from the oohs and ahhs we heard we think we delivered on our promise!
Sunday meant a day off and Easter celebrations; for us that involved having a glass of wine after 40 days and nights off and a lot of chocolate, again after 40 days and nights off sugar. Now back to the kitchen for us; Devon, Cheltenham and Warwickshire are calling this week.
We will be at Cheltenham Fine Food & Drink market this coming Saturday 2nd April 9am-4pm – see you there!