Category Archives: Food & Drink

A list of recipes and local venues.

Felicity’s traditional fish cookery; March.

Charles Kingsley wrote the ‘Water Babies’ in Victorian times. In the story Tom, the chimney sweep’s boy, meets the gentleman salmon and the nosey drift of trout when he jumps in the river to become clean and safe! He plays … Continue reading

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Felicity’s traditional fish cookery; February.

Salmon Netting in North Devon, 1988. (Photo courtesy of North Devon Museum Trust). Tradition and heritage of our local rivers, Bideford Bay, and beyond will be the subjects of my articles in 2018. I will include a traditional, local recipe … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – December.

  Many people have asked me about the different smoked versions of Clovelly Herring that are so plentiful in December. Traditionally the herring would be smoked to eat through the winter months, so I have added a very simple recipe … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – November.

Here is a Devon version of ‘Stargazey pasties’ made with Clovelly herrings. Devonshire Stargazey Pasty. Ingredients. 450g puff pastry. 225g potato (cubed). 4/6 Herrings – filleted and sliced. rashers of bacon. 1 onion. 50g butter . 1 tbsp. chives – … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – October.

Here is a wonderfully flexible and tasty recipe for a pasta cod dish. The original is a recipe from a restaurant in Rome -so an authentic Italian / Mediterranean dish. The best fish to use is salt cod. I used … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – September.

I gave you a recipe for a lobster dish in August, so here is a recipe for crab cakes made in a muffin tin. Baked Crab Cakes made with goat’s cheese and bacon – makes 6 cakes. Ingredients. 250g crabmeat … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – August.

In July I visited Petty Harbour, a fishing village in Newfoundland near St John’s. There were at least 20 fishing boats of all sizes alongside their “stages”. I was invited to see a youth project called ‘Fishing for Success’, and … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – June.

  Skate – or now we call them ray – wings. These are the fish species that are most common and therefore sustainable and mainly caught in the Westcountry. You may have noticed that after “Masterchef ” programme the BBC … Continue reading

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From Hungarian refugee to Glorious Devon bistro owner.

It’s funny how Facebook opens up all sorts of windows and lets us see inside other people’s lives. The latest “7 facts that you may not know about me” has resulted in this article. My mother, Julianna Ibolya Homolya, left … Continue reading

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‘Red Velvet’ cake (courtesy of Blazeys of Bideford).

Red Velvet Cake. Easy, super moist, melt-in-your mouth soft with a light chocolatey red velvet taste – decadent, delicious and delightful ! Ingredients – Cake 250g plain flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda. 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Runner bean chutney.

Runner Bean Chutney (revised, tested, and approved !) Recipe from Bideford Country market, Bideford Market. 2lb Runner beans, chopped or sliced 4 or 5 onions 1.5 pints vinegar 8oz.  demerara sugar 0.5 tablespoon cornflour 0.5 tablespoons turmeric 1 tablespoons dried … Continue reading

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Laver.

I am not suggesting that you rush out onto the foreshore to start collecting and make your own Laver, but it shows you the lengths mothers generally went to, to feed their families. If you were to accept the media … Continue reading

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Pancake recipe.

A nice old fashioned recipe for pancakes (courtesy of Blazeys Mill St.) Makes 8 pancakes INGREDIENTS 190 g plain flour 3.5 tspbaking powder 0.5 tsp salt 1 tbsp caster sugar 295 ml milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg 45 … Continue reading

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Recipe for a very lovely fruit cake courtesy of Steve of Blazey’s, Mill Street .

250g soft butter 250g light muscavado sugar 4 eggs 250g self raising flour 250g raisins 250g sultanas 125 g glacé cherries, halved 1tsp mixed spice 1 tbsp brandy Grease an 8″ tin and line the base with greaseproof paper. Combine … Continue reading

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