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Elizabeth Shaw luxury chocolates

August 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Perhaps it’s the imminent collapse of free-market capitalism, the melting of the polar ice caps, the influence of our reptilian Illuminati shapeshifting overlords, the demise of the bumble bee, or just our shameful lack of regular posts, but of late freebies have been few and far between here at Yumblog. So when our new best […]

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Tags: Chocolate · Reviews · Vegetarian

A Taste of Yorkshire: Jam Round

October 21st, 2011 · No Comments

The woman at the market who sold us our Jam Round informed us that it is sometimes also referred to as a Brighton Tart. Asking the obvious question as to why this traditional local treat is named after an East Sussex town caused much debate among the staff which, even after one had tweeted her […]

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In praise of … Hedgerow Foods

October 20th, 2011 · No Comments

A few Sundays back (BT*) we travelled out east to Walthamstow where we came upon Belinda and her lovely stall of tasties. Once upon a time Belinda was ‘Gavin’s sister Belinda who’s in a band and is an Arsenal fan’. Now she’s Belinda who makes lovely jams and chutneys and cordial too. Special mention also […]

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A Taste of Yorkshire: (Fatty) Dab

October 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Waiting in the Tudor Chippy for the haddock component of our chippy tea to be cooked, I noticed ‘Dab – 30p’ chalked up on the menu board. Enquiring on your behalf, dear reader, I was told it was a lump of mashed potato deep fried in batter. Before I had time to ask for one […]

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Tags: Deep fried · Reviews · Yorkshire

A Taste of Yorkshire: Fat Rascal

October 14th, 2011 · No Comments

A Fat Rascal is essentially a flat dry fruit scone/Garibaldi biscuit hybrid which, after a disappointing tasting, was fed to the ducks.

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A Taste of Yorkshire: Yorkshire Curd Tart

October 14th, 2011 · No Comments

This is another traditional regional delicacy which ended up being a teatime treat for a appreciative family of local ducks. Unlike us, they didn’t seem to mind it being a dry and heavy approximation of cheesecake.

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A Taste of Yorkshire: Sad Cake

October 3rd, 2011 · 4 Comments

Regular readers may be surprised to hear this but neither of us are trained psychologists and so wouldn’t presume to make a judgement on the mental disposition of this particular baked treat, melancholic or otherwise. However we do feel (humbly) that we are qualified to make an impartial assessment of its overall cakiness and, similar […]

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Tags: Biscuits · Reviews · Yorkshire

A Taste of Yorkshire: Barm Cake

October 3rd, 2011 · 4 Comments

Hello again dear reader and sorry for the brief interruption in transmission but the logistics of relocating the entire Yumblog Corporate Empire Inc. from fashionable East London to its new HQ in the even more fashionable outskirts of Media City, plus the switch over from analogue to digital (can you see the difference in quality?), […]

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Tags: Bread · Reviews · Yorkshire

Bermondsey Frier

June 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The weekend here at Yumblog Towers begins peasant-like with a simple and humble Friday evening meal of bread and cheese. Mind you, the bread is an alarmingly expensive sour dough from St John which we lightly toast and rub with garlic and the cheese is a hand-picked selection from Neal’s Yard and represents the best […]

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Tags: cheese · Reviews

Forman & Field

February 1st, 2011 · No Comments

London Cure Smoked Scottish Salmon On a grey and damp Saturday last October all of us here at Yumblog Towers boarded the Globe Town charabanc and trundled eastwards to the annual Forman & Field open day. It transpired to be a great day out with talks and demonstrations from farmers and food producers, a tour […]

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Tags: Fish · Reviews

Review: l’Artisan du Chocolat Couture Chocolates

September 14th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Living as we do on the very crux of the nucleus at the epicentre of the heart of London’s fashionable East End*, we are lucky to be a brisk Lambeth walk away from the Smokery and epicurean nirvana that is Forman & Field. We were therefore rightly chuffed when they got in touch and asked […]

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Review: Interflora Merry Christmas Tray

December 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Now we had no idea Interflora sold anything other than flora, so when they got in touch and asked if we’d like try one of their Christmas hampers we thought we owed it to you, dear reader, to say ‘Yes please’. Two days later we were sent the ‘Merry Christmas Tray‘ which we greedily hurried […]

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Tags: Christmas · Reviews

Review: Abel & Cole Godminster Vintage Cheddar

November 26th, 2009 · No Comments

We were so impressed by the chocolate coloured wax casing of this fine cheddar when it arrived from our friends at A&C that we immediately took it down to north meadow and photographed it among the wild fritillaries. We have a particular fondness for cheese here at Yumblog Hall so we stayed pure and did […]

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Review: Abel & Cole Salmon Fillets

November 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Our new chums at Abel & Cole have been sending us more delicious treats to cook, scoff and review. This week our stash included organic Scottish Salmon which if you follow that link you will find out live in remote and spacious cages off the coast of the Orkneys. It goes on to report that […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Reviews

Review: Abel & Cole Gorgonzola Dolce

October 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

If you follow the link you’ll discover this young Gorgonzola came to us from Sardinia via Acton. Roasted Tomato and Gorgonzola Tarts with Balsamic Vinegar Caramel

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Main Course · Reviews · Side Dish · Snack · Starter · Vegetarian

In Praise of… Gwydwr’s Turnips

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments

A lovely lady called Gwydwr came up to the big smoke and gave us some handsome home grown turnips and a pair of socks each. We ate them thinly sliced and raw in a salad. They were peppery and delicious. The turnips weren’t half bad either. Ha.

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Tags: Reviews · Stuff

Review: Abel & Cole Large Organic Chicken (with giblets)

September 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Our Abel & Cole large organic chicken arrived well protected and coddled with ice to keep it fresh, which was a fairly good plan since it was one of the hottest days of the year. It was a good-sized beast, weighing in at 1.8 kg. In the interests of getting a fair evaluation of said […]

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Fresh & Friendly

June 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

In the light of ongoing shenanigans at Westminster and with the desire to be always open and transparent with you, dear reader, perhaps this posting should be called an ‘Advertorial’ or possibly a ‘Blogvert’. This is because the mixed organic fruit’n’veg box below was supplied to us completely free of charge; in a complimentary manner; […]

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