After the closing of Saltwood on the Green in 2017, I will admit to worrying what the fate of the building would be; it had been so wonderfully renovated, the ornate wooden dresser beautifully restored. Over the three years it was open, the restaurant had been a beacon of brilliance; at once a place of discovery and of comfort — and all within 15 minutes from our house. I was devastated when it closed, but after a couple years gathering dust, new life has been breathed into Saltwood’s old general store. Enter Hide and Fox.Continue reading
A couple of months ago The Old High Street underwent a bit of a transformation. After the dust cleared and the builders left, we were left with a beautiful cobbled street with freshly painted buildings filled with all manner of interesting things — from vintage and hand sewn clothes to vinyl and local gin and, of course, a few coffee shops.
We recently spent a week on the Greek island of Kos. This was the view from our balcony and it sums up the vibe of the island quite well. This was not a gastronomic tour, not even close. It was a bit of the unknown for me, as someone who had never been on a beach holiday, and even though the trip would have been a million times better hopping from one fabulous restaurant to the next, the rustic cuisine of the tavernas offered us a different, more relaxed dining experience which can sometimes be hard to find. Our one standout meal will come in a later post, but in the meantime enjoy these pictures.
Many of you will have already read my rave review of Copper and Spices in Folkestone. Well, because of my raving the directors of my company decided to have the office Christmas lunch there – result! The Copper and Spices team went to great lengths with Santa hats, festive glasses and poppers on the table, complimentary mulled wine – which, by the way, was the best I’ve ever had – and a ten-course tasting menu that defied belief. Enjoy ogling the photos and then get down there as fast as you can!
Well, it’s finally come. A Crust Eaten is one year old today. This past year has been so much fun: writing again for the first time in a long time, sharing my kitchen concoctions, which would have previously been condemned to a nameless grave in the depths of our bellies, and discovering so many talented bloggers across the world who have inspired and emboldened me more than I can say.
Yesterday was a glorious sunny winter’s day, perfect for a stroll around the Christmas market in Lille. I was never sure about the English fascination with foreign Christmas markets, it seemed like a hangover from the days when things like wine and cheese were actually cheaper across the Channel. Nonetheless, I rose bright and early yesterday morning, hopped on a bus and a few hours later we were in Lille.
My first foodie pen pal parcel arrived, a little late but that only meant I was even more excited to see what would be inside! Turns out that Helen, from Look What We Ate Today, is either a little bit psychic or maybe it’s a case of great (read: food-obsessed) minds really do think alike.
For those of you who missed the memo, we recently spent a fabulous week in Poland travelling around the northwest in Sopot, Gdańsk and Olsztyn. While we were there we ate some terrific food. Peruse the photos below and be prepared for major food envy.