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Oct 2019

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How To Eat The Seasons – Whats in season in Autumn?

So, whats in season in Autumn?

Eat the seasons

Following in last months footsteps, we’ve put together another list of tips and tricks to help you and your family stay healthy while also helping to limit your carbon footprint. Eating the seasons and using fresh and local produce is one of the easiest ways to do this – not only does it mean less single use plastic and Co2 emissions from transporting fruit and veg from around the world, but eating produce that’s in season and grown nearby is actually much more healthy for you! You’ll get more from your veg, and help the planet at the same time!

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Pumpkin

Perhaps it’s a coincidence that Halloween falls in October, a month known for pumpkins and that these delicious and versatile fruits are flourishing. Not only are these guys good for those famous Halloween jack-o-lanterns, but the various types offer a range of amazing tastes and textures that are all good for experimenting in the kitchen, try it roasted, in soup or in a pie!

Did you know? Despite common misconception the pumpkin is actually a fruit, not a vegetable.

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Wild mushroom – get some fungus on your fork!

OK so these are neither a fruit nor a vegetable, however; these little guys are thriving at the moment. Adding a few wild mushrooms to your diet is never a bad thing, they’re very versatile and each of them has their own unique flavour and texture. If you’re a mushroom connoisseur then you can go pick these yourself, but if that’s not really your thing they are readily available at most green grocers.

Did you know? Mushrooms are an excellent antioxidant and even beat out those colourful veggies we love so much, and even more amazing is that you won’t cook out their free radical fighting power! So get experimental with your mushrooms!

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Pears

We just had to add this into our list this month. While fruit supplies start to dwindle this time of year there are some saviours that still shine through. Our favourite at the moment is the pear. We’ve added it to our menu this season as a delicious dessert choice. Pears make for a perfect companion to many desserts, and they’re delicious cooked and served hot as a winter warmer!

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Brussel sprouts – more than just a tiny cabbage

Unfortunately these little guys got a bad name for themselves, often seen as being the boring, boiled within an inch of their life, tiny cabbage that sits tragically on the Christmas table waiting to be eaten. We’re determined to change this image for the better. While it can be seen as a bit of a boring addition to the table, there are oh so many fun ways to spruce up your sprout!

So if you haven’t already started there is no time like the present! Start your journey to a more eco-friendly diet and get more from your food. There are so many amazing recipes that you can try, and if you’re in need of some inspiration why not head on over to our neck of the woods and try some of our locally sourced delicious food!

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  • by Cameron Besant
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  • Oct 21, 2019
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Sep 2019

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How To Eat The Seasons – What’s in season in September?

How to Eat the Seasons – your guide to a greener diet in September

So, what’s in season in September?

September 23rd will mark the end to another glorious Summer, but alas this isn’t cause for anything but excitement as Autumn brings with it so much joy! Now that you’ve enjoyed some Summer fun in the sun, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how to cut down on your carbon footprint and there’s no better way to start then by finding our how to eat the seasons and sourcing them locally. At our cosy little restaurant in Bristol we make it our mission to source our food as local as possible and even do our bit by growing some of our own veg in the garden for our customers to enjoy! We’ve put together a list of our favourite veg that’s in season during September along with some helpful recipe tips!

Your family Sunday roast won’t be neglected

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The UK is home to some of the best vegetable farming, and you’ll be happy to know that many family favourites are grown right here in home soil. So if you think that eating the seasons means sacrificing some of those delicious roast side dishes – think again. Potatoes, beetroot, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower are all still on the menu!

Our favourite side dish is the classic cauliflower cheese, however; if you’re looking for something a bit different try spicing it up a bit with some cumin, turmeric, chilli and ginger!

 

Butternut Squash

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As the cooler months roll in, you’d be crazy not to take advantage of the ever so delicious butternut squash. This adaptable veg is packed full of flavour – a helpful tip when buying is to go by weight, they should feel heavy for their size and the bigger the better for these little treasures as the larger squash tend to pack in more flavour. As an appetising autumnal treat, try it mashed with some cream and a touch of cinnamon or nutmeg. Yum!

Back to basics

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Sweetcorn. Is there anything better? When prepared and eaten correctly it’s one of the most satisfying flavours and textures around. You can add sweetcorn to just about anything, but for us it’s the classic corn on the cob job that really gets our taste buds going. Buy sweetcorn with a fresh and intact husk for better flavour and try cooking it in the oven, husk and all, before peeling lathering on the butter and tucking in.

 

Courgette and it’s big brother Marrow

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Another versatile, delicious and locally grown treat is none other than the Courgette. Popular among vegetarians, this vegetable can be used for so many delicious dishes and can even be added to cakes and breads! A slightly less common vegetable you might not think to pick up off the green grocer shelves is courgettes older brother, the Marrow. Both these veg are a must over the autumn months and are both great in stews, fried, baked and stuffed with your choice of delicious filling.

That’s all we’ve got time for this week folks! But tune in next month as we continue looking into what’s in season, how to shop locally and efficiently and for more helpful tips and recipe ideas. It’s never been more important than now to start trying to reduce our carbon footprint, and this is just one simple way to start. Not only is it better for you its better for our planet and will help support our local farmers. So go forth and source your next meal with seasonal produce!

 

  • by Cameron Besant
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  • Sep 12, 2019
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Aug 2019

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Best places to watch the Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Check out our Our top balloon-spotting destinations during the Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Don’t despair just yet, summer isn’t over there are still loads of things on the horizon to look forward to. Besides the festivals and the continuing sunshine there’s also possibly one of our favourite times of year, when the Bristol Balloon Fiesta comes around. We are just days away, and so we thought it all too relevant to share with you some of our favourite places to watch the balloons this year.

Ashton court
This one goes without saying, because obviously this is where you’ll get the most up close action for the whole festival. There’s loads of family fun to be had here, and where you’ll get the best views of the balloons taking off and of course the famous nightglow.

Clifton downs
Close to town and with loads of surrounding pubs and gardens, plus the breathtaking lookout over the River Avon – this is definitely a balloon spotting paradise. Its large open green fields means you can set yourself up with a picnic blanket and a few indulgences and enjoy your afternoon watching the fiesta in action!

Clifton suspension bridge


A no brainer really. Not only is this one of the best viewpoints in the city for some amazing sights across Bristol its also the perfect set up for a great balloon spotting afternoon. Make a day of it with the family, stop by the famous Clifton Village for some lunch and then head on down to this world renowned bridge for some truly exquisite views. But be warned, the bridge closes between 6pm and midnight on Thursday and Saturday during the festival so plan your route in advance!

Clifton Observatory 
There’s a definite theme going here. Must be something about Clifton, but as you can see it is a truly amazing part of the city. The Observatory is no exception, its close to the suspension bridge and the downs which makes it a perfect alternative if the former 2 destinations aren’t for you.

Bedminster down 
Slightly closer to where all the action takes place, and being higher up makes it the perfect destination to all you balloon fiesta fanatics!

Harbourside
This prime location right in the heart of Bristol City was bound to make our list. We love this part of Bristol, especially when it comes to the Balloon Fiesta season. On a nice day, there’s nothing more fitting than to set up near the harbour and feast in all the balloon goodness!

So there you have it. Our favourite places around Bristol to view this year’s Balloon Fiesta in all its glory. Make a day of it, invite friends and family and why not stop by and say hi and tell us all about what you’ve seen and have a bite to eat in our Restaurant! We will definitely need the updates – this isn’t something you’d want to miss out on. 

 

  • by Cameron Besant
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  • Aug 05, 2019
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