A misty, magical, Midwinter Feast

In October I received an email from River Cottage telling me all about their upcoming events and offers. Tom and I are pretty big fans – we watch the River Cottage programmes, cook the recipes, collect the handbooks and just generally lust after the whole lifestyle – living down on a farm in Devon growing and catching your own food. So when I saw that River Cottage HQ were doing Christmassy winter feasts I thought it was the perfect present for Tom…plus I’d get to go too!

The whole experience is amazing from when they pick you up in their tractor and drive you down the winding track into the valley to the mulled cider and canapes, the chance to wander around and be nosy, the delicious meal and drinks, including the River Cottage nettle beer, and the general atmosphere – it’s so much fun!

Here are some snaps from our lovely Christmas trip down to River Cottage HQ

ImageThe yurt where we were greeted with mulled cider and canapes – smoked mackerel pate on sourdough and mini beefburgers with home-made brown sauce

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the gorgeous lighting in the temporary event venue at HQ – so pretty!

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Eeeee! Tom outside River Cottage!

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Yup that’s me – standing in the River Cottage kitchen! 

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ImageWinter veg risotto in a teacup

ImageBeef that was hung for 6 weeks, salted, then cooked for 24 hours – so good!

ImageCitrus sponge pudding with custard – so perfectly English and wintery

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 Happy New Year!

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