Articles tagged 'countryside food'

Charity: Victoria Sponge Bake Day

A friend of Muddy Matches tragically lost her 29-year-old daughter, Victoria earlier this year to a rare and aggressive form of cancer. In her memory, and to help fund cutting edge research and create initiatives...

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Spring Foraging in London

Foraging conjures up images of roaming through countryside picking blackberries and elderflower to make sugary treats, so I must admit I was curious when The Caravan Club invited me (MM's Heather) to Abbey Wood Caravan...

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Mellow Yellow Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil

For our last business visit, we decided to keep it local and popped in to see Duncan Farrington, who produces Mellow Yellow cold pressed rapeseed oil on the family farm near Hargrave, Northamptonshire. Mellow...

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Malton Relish

Following on with our entrepreneurial theme, Sophie Legard opened the doors to her new delicatessen and catering business on 12th December and we went to visit her a few days later to find out how she was getting on....

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Haggis Making

Well we couldn’t go to Scotland without learning a bit more about the legendary haggis, could we? Some say that the haggis is a four-legged Highland creature, which has two short and two long legs to help it run...

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Welsh Farm Organics

Looking into rural businesses on this trip, one thing that has really stood out is the lengths to which some people go in order to create employment for themselves in a part of the world they love; be that the...

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Cider making in Somerset

Deep in the heart of Somerset, Land’s End Farm, where Roger Wilkins makes his farmhouse cider, is a bit of a gem and, if you successfully manage to navigate the winding narrow roads that lead there (no mean feat in a...

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Pub Grub Night at the Butchers Arms

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant – that’s exactly how a Pub Grub Night is supposed to be. Lots of people, good food, good banter, a few numbers swapped…great fun! This time we were at the Butchers Arms in Fringford,...

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Winemaking at Plumpton College

Having spent the morning at the Sedlescombe Vineyard, we thought we’d make the whole day about wine and go west a bit to Plumpton College to find out what courses are on offer for anyone wishing to learn about...

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Cooking Game with Mark Gilchrist

Ever since we set up Muddy Matches, we’ve been really interested in meeting other young entrepreneurs, and particularly those that have bucked the trend of moving to a city to find work and are making their living in...

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Down on Jimmy’s Farm

With a bit of time on our hands before the evening's 'Deer & Beer' night, we decided to go and have a snoop round Jimmy's Farm.  There was no sign of Jimmy, but his girlfriend Michaela came out to say hello when she...

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