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Strawberries for homemade jam

Field to Jar in Four Hours

Despite the beast from the east some soft fruits have been amazing this year. The strawberries really benefitted from the cold winter and the damp spring. This has given them an amazing flavour and colour. Sadly, the raspberries have not enjoyed…
Grace Darling Lighthouse

A picnic with Grace Darling (and pirates)

Well, not quite. But when offered a trip to Longstone lighthouse on a glorious summer evening we weren’t going to say no. Who wouldn't want to visit the island on which Grace Darling lived. And while this technically doesn’t have a lot to…
Belford Market

Market Season

When we first moved to Belford one of the many delights was realising there were so many new places to discover and visit. As I have said before, how and where food is produced is one of my passions so hunting out a local market was a must.…
Bread

All About Bread

It's been mayhem in the Market Cross kitchen today, Belford has a community market every bank holiday weekend so I am busy kneading and proving my bread. I bake around 20 to 30 loaves to sell and usually a mixture of white, brown, spelt and…