Sunday, 27 January 2013

Foodie Outings - Junipers Pantry Supper Club

Apparently many gardening types are also fans of good, locally sourced food, so I don't feel there's too much problem in this slight detour from my normal vaguely horticultural output, especially given the lack of gardening going on at the moment for me to blather about.

Last night the OH and I went to a supper club at Juniper's Pantry, which is an extremely nice deli in the Barnes area of Sunderland. Should you be in the area and feeling a craving for a duck and black pudding scotch egg with runny yolk, or maybe one of the best breakfast sandwich you've had in some time, then this is the place to go. They've been running the supper club on Saturday nights for quite some time now, but offers of overnight baby care from Nana generally only happen on Fridays, so we've not been able to make it before. Cue a conversation between the OH and David from Juniper's on Facebook where we discovered that they were opening on Friday evenings for a trial run due to the popularity of the Saturday nights. Whoop! That's us booked straight in for that then.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Oh yeah, and Happy New Year

How very remiss of me. That last post was the first of the year and I let it pass without any mention of resolutions, plans or good intentions. Ah well, too late for me to bore you with it now.

Here's to a less infuriating year in the garden. Normal picture barrage service will resume as soon as I can get outside without disappearing to the knees in my own personal swamp. And I've gotten around to disposing of the Christmas tree.


Given my suspicion that no one is particularly interested in seeing pictures of my garden looking like a muddy pool after our most recent round of deluges, things have been a bit quiet on the blogging front. I'm getting withdrawal symptoms such as shaking and general grumpiness, but hopefully things shall start picking up soon.

This forced absence from the garden does however mean that I've been able to do plenty of reading. Much of this has been non garden relevant, but I have been enjoying catching up on various garden magazines on my new iPad (which shall hereafter be referred to as the Fondleslab).