Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Tag: Maidenhead food

Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Pancakes

Finally. Finally it’s beginning to feel like spring. On May Day we went to see the Ellington Morris Dancers perform their first dance for the season. Based in the Maidenhead area, this gang call themselves the Ellington troupe because Ellington was the name of Maidenhead in the Doomsday Book.  The Ellington dancers perform early 20th century morris dances from Cotswold villages such as Adderbury, Bledington and Bampton, and Lichfield in Staffordshire and of course from Ellington’s own tradition and a few Border Morris dances. You can catch these marvellous morris dancers do their thing each Wednesday evening at village pubs …

What makes a vibrant food scene?

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Brew Lab coffee
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Bar Kohl’s signature burger

I’ve just been to Edinburgh to visit my brother. Lucky for me we had a personal tour guide to take us around and select the best places to eat; and lucky for us Edinburgh has a vibrant and varied food scene with cuisine ranging from Brazilian to Indian street food, gourmet burgers to gourmet coffee. Eating out when you’re on holiday is always a bit hit-and-miss. When you’re not familiar with an area finding a suitable place for lunch or dinner can become an exercise in frustration ending in arguments. Before I go …

Maidenhead street-food festival

Let me paint a picture of Maidenhead at lunch time for you. Loping office workers wander the High street with their M&S sandwich and bag of crisps in hand, slinking back to work past a strip of pound stores, charity shops and a glut of 3 or 4 coffee-house franchises. When the best place in town to go is Costa coffee, that’s when you know your town has hit bottom.

Back when I was writing for The Maidenhead Advertiser, I came across a plucky lass called Esther, who ran the only supper club in Berkshire. Like me, she looks over …