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Flapjacks

In the 16th Century ‘Flapjacks’ were thought to have been a pancake or a flat tart. The word ‘flap’ meant ‘to flip’. A little later flapjack was used to describe something similar to an apple flan. In 1935 the word ‘flapjack’ was first used to describe a food made of oats. A flapjack is a tray baked oat bar which can be sweet or savoury, made from rolled oats, butter, brown sugar and golden syrup. In Australia and New Zealand they refer to a flapjack as a ‘muesli bar’ or a ‘cereal bar’. ‘Flapjacks’ are quick and easy to make.We...

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Lyme Bay Winery

The Lyme Bay Winery are a small, dedicated West Country company producing a range of high class and award winning Country Wines, Ciders, Fruit Liqueurs and Gift Boxes. They are also proud distributors of wonderful local producers such as ales from the Otter Brewery, cider brandy from Somerset Cider Brandy Company and fruit ciders from Annings Fruit Ciders. Their lovely range of products are all created at their winery in small batches, which are then finished off by a small production team by hand. This attention to detail helps them maintain a continuous high level of excellence. The Lyme Bay...

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Fishing in South Devon

Fishing in Devon is a large part of the region’s cultural heritage. It plays an important part in the life of the locals and many people have generations of fishermen in their families. For more information on the South West’s fishing history why not visit Brixham Heritage Museum or if you fancy having a go yourself here is a bit more information;There are a variety of fish swimming in our seas these include mackerel, bass, Pollock, mullet and even conger eel, there are sea angling excursions which regularly leave Torquay, Brixham and Paignton. If you haven’t got your own kit...

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Frandie Macaron

Handmade in Devon, Frandie Macaron produces luxury French-style Macaron using the finest of ingredients. We are based in East Devon where we bake from our Devon kitchens. It all started with best friends Francesca Gigg and Andie Stansell sharing a passion for these luxury treats, with a 3rd friend joining very quickly as the business grew from strength to strength. With its crunchy almond meringue outer shell and beautiful array of colours, they are daintily sandwiched together with the most delectable gooey fillings. From creamy butter creams to indulgent caramel and chocolate ganache fillings, making beautiful treats and gifts. We...

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The Carved Angel - Christmas Products

We have been busy in the office ordering in all our Christmas delights, our shelves are filling up with all the Christmas favourites and more. Our latest delivery is from The Carved Angel, these products range from Funky Beetroot Chutney with Carrot, a delicious crunchy chutney perfect with cheese & meat, Gunpowder Hot Garlic Pickle irresistible for any garlic lover to a new in 2017 Carved Angel - Christmas Cake, beautifully presented in a delightful gift tin. A favourite from last year is the Luxury Ginger and Chocolate Christmas Pudding. A heavenly Christmas pudding with stem ginger and rich dark...

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