Yearly Archives: 2012

Final Night Dinner

With the exception of a HUGE thank you to Arundel Fairy Godmothers (who not only organised a wonderful evening but catered it exceptionally) the menu for the 2012 Final Night Dinner says it all. A faultless collaboration. Roll on 2013! … Continue reading

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The Secrets of a Successful Allotment

With thanks to Kelly Wickham for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures. With what can only be described as a tough year with abysmal weather, growing produce has been something of an experiment for amateurs and a challenge … Continue reading

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Park Farm Open Day

With thanks to Kelly Wickham for the words A cold Sunday afternoon, with an icy breeze didn’t put visitors off from attending Park Farm Open Day, just west of Arundel. Home to free-range chickens, South Down lambs, Sussex cattle and … Continue reading

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A Cook Book Celebration with Refried Books at The Book Ferret

With thanks to Felicity Jones for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures Two of Arundel’s loveliest people – Rita Godfrey of Refried Books and Sarah Meadham of The Book Ferret – put their creative heads together to come … Continue reading

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‘Meet the Gardener’ at Arundel Castle

With thanks to Jacqueline Curtis for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures. I am ashamed to say that despite living in Arundel for over 3 years, I had not yet toured the Castle gardens. Martin Duncan collected about … Continue reading

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Stopham Estate Vineyard Tour

With thanks to Jackie Curtis for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures Following a course in viticulture at Plumpton Agricultural College, Simon Woodhead made a major life change and planted 21,000 vines on a gently sloping sandy field … Continue reading

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King’s Arms Food Quiz with Agenda 21

The fortnightly Kings Arms general knowledge quiz hosted by Questionmaster Bob Bates and ‘YTS boy’ Jamie Wood is a longstanding institution in its own right. This Food Festival special, organised by Arundel Agenda 21, saw Bob trade in the YTS … Continue reading

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Drip Action Dinner Theatre at The Swan Hotel

With thanks to Joanne Rothery for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures. A taste of drama was served up with dinner at The Swan Hotel on Thursday evening, and it was a great recipe for success. Drip Action … Continue reading

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American Brunch at Sparks Yard

With thanks to Joanne Rothery. I certainly feel like waving the Stars and Stripes after the fantastic American Brunch at Sparks Yard this morning. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere brilliant, demonstrating what a very sociable meal brunch can … Continue reading

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The Swan: Sussex Food Night

I was lucky enough to have attended last year’s Sussex Food night at The Swan Hotel. At the time, I remember being excited by the way (then) new landlady Beata Slapikaite was pushing food to the forefront in a venue … Continue reading

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Processional Dinner

With thanks to Jacqueline Curtis for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures. This was the third processional dinner and, having been on all three I would say, definitely the best to date! Starting off at The Osteria for … Continue reading

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Activity Sunday 2012

With thanks to Kay Wagland for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures With a forecast of rain, a dire year for apples and other tree fruit and key volunteers away, Activity Sunday was a recipe for disaster….and turned … Continue reading

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Cheesemaking Demonstration at Sage

Until I agreed to pop along to this workshop for the Food Festival, I’d always vaguely assumed that making cheese was something that needed to happen on an industrial scale, involving loads of specialised equipment, some tricky chemistry and something … Continue reading

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The First Veg & Produce Swap!

With thanks to Jacqueline Curtis for the words and Christian Doyle for the pictures ‘Will anyone turn up?’ – was the question we asked ourselves before the launch of the first veg and produce swap yesterday. Well the answer was … Continue reading

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