Category Archive: Consume

Retail Therapy with a Twist

I’ve just dropped off some of my handmade cushions, elephants and brooches at a new shop in Loughborough, The Emporium at 57 in Wards End offers ‘retail therapy with a twist’. The shop… Continue reading

NGS Open Garden & Secret Craft Fair 7th & 8th June

  I’m opening our garden on Herrick Road in Loughborough, Leicestershire on the 7th and 8th June for the National Gardens Scheme. Another garden is opening with us on the 8th. There’s loads… Continue reading

Pie – British Pie Awards 2014

I spent the day in Melton Mowbray at St Mary’s Church as one of over 100 judges at the sixth annual British Pie Awards. The awards are organised by the Melton Mowbray Pork… Continue reading

Oh! You Pretty Things – Cakes, A Yorkshire Brew & Beads

I returned home yesterday full of cake, and with potentially an equally addictive interest – beading. Bojangle Beads in Church Gate, Loughborough, opened up just for the Clandestine Cake Club on Sunday afternoon… Continue reading

Making Connections – Cakes, Trains & Automobiles.

The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook was published on the 14th February 2013.  A series of events have been taking place across the UK to celebrate and launch the book. We organised a launch… Continue reading

Oakley Grange Farm, Café & Delicatessen

It was Saturday. We’d been glued to our various screens for various reasons. A change of scene was required – “Come on Pete, get your coat on, you’re taking me out for a… Continue reading

The Clandestine Cake Club – A Quick Guide for Businesses

The Clandestine Cake Club is about baking, meeting, sharing and talking about cake. It’s a simple and sociable concept – go along, meet new people, make friends. It’s Clandestine because you don’t find… Continue reading

Clandestine Cake Club at Chocolate Alchemy

The Loughborough Clandestine Cake Club laughed in the face of January detox diets and weight loss regimes for a night – and spent a very happy evening at Chocolate Alchemy, a welcoming independent shop… Continue reading

Seasonal Favourite – Mushroom, Stilton & Chestnut Pie

I’ve trawled shelves and the web seeking the original copy of this recipe – thought it was ‘A Delia’ as it emerged around the same time as another Winter family favourite –  Delia’s… Continue reading

Vintage & Ephemera at Jackdaw Bygones

There’s a flea market every Friday in Loughborough – it’s worth a stroll around as there’s always something new to see.  Jackie’s stall was always a draw for me with its piles of… Continue reading