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CHRISTMAS

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Shopping matters.

It is seven weeks until Christmas Day and although we might feel as though autumn has just begun, it won’t be long before our High Streets are adorned with twinkling Christmas lights and festive decorations (let’s face it, the Christmas cards are already out in the shops!). 

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What Eat Around Tonbridge did next …

This blog started out almost as a dare to myself: after years of being employed and becoming a parent, could I do something on my own? Well I did back in April 2016 and little did I know of the exciting journey ahead of me. I’ve met and interviewed some great local foodies, broken the news of places opening in Tonbridge, been nominated for an award thanks to all of you, been interviewed by new cooking app developers on the eating and shopping habits of the average Brit (true fact!), co-founded a successful, local foodie networking club and last and definitely[...]

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*** 12 Days of Feastmas *** Day 2 – Havet

Havet arrived in Tonbridge this year and it has taken the High Street by storm...it is always busy and deservedly so: the food and service is excellent and the atmosphere always buzzing.  Read my review from earlier in the year here.   Havet has kindly offered a voucher for £35 to a lucky winner.  If you'd like to use it[...]

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*** 12 Days of Feastmas *** Day 1 – The Black Rose Bakery

Are you bored of the traditional Christmas fruit cake?  There’s always someone who doesn’t like marzipan or dried fruit, isn’t there? Well let Eat Around Tonbridge and The Black Rose Bakery come to your festive centre-piece rescue with an alternative Christmas cake to adorn your table. The Black Rose Bakery creates couture cakes and Nichola has kindly offered one of her works of art to kick off the 12 Days of Feastmas....think layers of buttermilk sponge, vanilla icing and decadent deliciousness in every bite. [...]

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*** 12 Days of Feastmas *** The Rules!

Tomorrow is 1st December which not only means that the daily administering of chocolate for breakfast begins (advent calendars in case you're wondering!) & panic really starts to set-in but it marks the arrival of Eat Around Tonbridge's December competition12 Days of Feastmas! The blog has been running since April and to say thank you to the wonderful Eat Around Tonbridge followers, I wanted to give something back.  I know it's not easy to find the time to read a blog so for giving up your time, here's something for you - a celebration of our ga[...]

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WFH – Will Edge, Greensand Ridge Distillery

Wow!  What a 24 hours!  If you're still reeling, I promise there'll be no mention of that election & especially not that man!  Instead I'd like to introduce you to the Greensand Ridge brand, currently building a reputation for its gin. This gin has only been around for a few weeks but it's already being talked about.  Will Edge and his family have set up home in a beautiful 19th century coach house in Shipbourne with spectacular views over the Greensand Ridge.  The stables have been transformed into part science lab, part bottling[...]

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WFH – Nichola Ferron, The Black Rose Bakery – “Everyone needs awesome cake in their lives!”

WFH is not a rude abbreviation!  For those of you wondering if I've gone mad, it stands for 'working from home' and represents a new series I'm running on local folk that are setting up their own food & drink enterprises from home. I say 'local' but Nichola Ferron's journey has taken her a long way from home.  She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, cooking providing an escape from an unstable family life.  She would religiously watch cooking programmes on television every week. In adulthood she worked in a 'proper' job but then[...]