During the festive season with all the plump turkeys and fillets of beef on the table, it is easy to forget about the vegetarian guests. So you don’t get caught short this year we thought we’d share our delicious nut roast with you. Filled with fresh herbs, chopped nuts and mature cheddar cheese, it makes a wonderful alternative, even for the meat eaters amongst you. What’s more – a vegetarian dish has such less impact on the natural environment, it really is worth a try this year.
It’s not long now until our favourite event on the festive-foodie calendar: Padstow Christmas Festival, which will, as ever, be filled with the finest foods, drinks and chefs from across the South West. This year we’re proud to say our head chef, Mike Francis will be gracing the Festival stage on Thursday 7th December at 4pm.
You can either use this recipe to stuff your turkey or cook in a shallow dish on its own. It will work well both ways. As always, use the best quality ingredients you can get hold of. We use rare breed Gloucester Old Spot pork from our friends at Primrose Herd.
Add a bit of creativity under your tree this Christmas and have some fun wrapping your presents. Rather than expensive, shiny gift wrap, why not give some of these more sustainable and natural ideas a go. Some take a little bit more effort – but you’ll be left with a pile of beautiful gifts to add to your Christmas decorations.
Prepare for the festive party season with some natural hangover cures. Researchers agree that there is no scientific evidence to suggest that there are any fail safe ways to cure or prevent a hangover – other than to moderate your alcohol intake. But even the most sensible amongst us may find ourselves overdosing on the mulled wine and eggnog during the party season – it is Christmas after all.
Full of the flavours of Christmas: soft nutty marzipan, plump dried fruits and festive spices – stollen is the perfect wintery treat. We’ll be serving slices of this comforting bread with our afternoon teas over Christmas and the New Year. Here is our recipe for you to try at home:
What better way to warm up this winter than with a large mug of spicy hot chocolate, complete with chocolate shavings, marshmallows and biscuits to dunk? These indulgent pots are available all winter in our cosy clifftop bar, but if you can’t make it to us, here is our secret recipe…