Sunday, 27 May 2012

Love Food Festival at Dyrham Park

Today, we decided to take advantage of the glorious weather and visit the Love Food Festival at Dyrham Park.

Dyrham Park is a rather impressive estate near Bath, where you can look around the house, gardens and extensive deer park. 

But today the car park was the focus of attention. 

There was so much to choose from: so much to see, taste and smell. It would have been very easy to buy everything! The stalls showcased a range of locally grown/prepared produce.

In the end, we bought some Oak Smoked Chipotle chilli sauce from the friendly man from the "Upton Cheyney Chilli Company". His stall was very popular and it's not hard to see why...

We were also drawn to the smell of freshly ground coffee at the "Nature's Roast" stall - we are giving their Peru SHB a try.

The selection of plants at "Glenholme Herbs" was staggering! A huge range of both familiar and unfamiliar herbs and salads were arranged enticingly in the sunshine. They were all lush and healthy and gave off the most delightful scents. We only bought a thyme plant this time but one day, when we have a garden, I would love to try growing some of the more unusual ones.

At "Marmah's Traditional and Local Cheese" stall, we bought some Gouda flavoured with nettles and some Caerphilly with garlic and leek. Both are very yummy!

And last but by no means least, we stopped at the "SamosaCo" stall. I tried some of their scrummy aubergine chutney: we had to have some of that! We also sorted out dinner with some of their home made curries and then had enough money left for a couple of spinach and potato samosas. So that was lunch covered too. Mmmmmm samosas!

There were many more stalls to suit every taste and occasion and we really enjoyed wandering around in the sunshine. We'll be looking out for more Love Food festivals. Check out their website to see if there are any events near you.

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