Midwinter Fair

The plan of action for today was to go to the Wealden Times Midwinter fair at Bedgebury with Jane and Marion (we missed you Sarah).  There are usually lots of wonderful things to eat at such fairs so I had a substantial smoothie for breakfast to keep me feeling full.

The smoothie had pumpkin puree, almond milk, silken tofu, half an avocado and cinnamon.  yes, you did read that correctly, I put some avocado in it.  You can’t actually taste the avocado and I have had it sitting in the fridge for a few days so it needed eating up.  I sprinkled some coconut on top for texture and sweetness.

The fair was great but soooooo busy.  We couldn’t get to some of the stalls due to the crowds.  I guess that is good for the stallholders and organisers but frustrating of rthe shoppers.   Luckily, in the food marquee they had long trestle tables and we managed to get 3 seats together and enjoyed a delicious salmon tart with rocket salad and a coffee from Blackbird Catering.

There were so many fantastic local producers there.  Olives from Whitstable.

Apparently the tree these olives comes from is over 1,000 years old.  The olives and the tapenade made from them were amazing.  Possibly even better then chocolate !!!!!

Quex Foods were there with their delicious oils,

and crisps.  Oyster crisp anyone?

Or how about salt with vinegar from the local cider producer?

One of my personal favourites,  Silcocks Farm , were also there with their wonderful cheeses

and meats and cream.

And then there were Chocolates 🙂

But I resisted, even these gorgeous little heart shaped ones.

I really liked the Revolution Tea stand.   I didn’t buy any of these but I will be adding some to my Christmas present list,

I think I would like the sampler box so I can try one of each flavour.

We all bought some presents and some delicious foodie yummies and then it was time to head home.

We had shopped,  we had chatted,  we had laughed.

It was a fun morning and lunch out, thank you lovely ladies.

Supper was some of the rosemary and garlic bread I had bought from Judges Bakery, some of the olives I also bought today with sausages and salad.

I spent the evening at a very enjoyable quiz at one of the local schools, with some dear friends from the local village school.  It was great to see everyone and a good time was had by all.  Just a shame about all the pate, crackers and chocolates that were consumed by yours truly.  Oh well, tomorrow’s another day.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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4 Responses to Midwinter Fair

  1. Lara says:

    Ah all that food looks amazing!! I am particularly jealous of the olive tapanard!! Heres to hoping there will be some left in three weeks time! Wonderful pictures as always, so, so proud!! Last year we went to the Bedgbury Christmas fair it was snowing and the car got stuck!! Ah that was such a lovely day so thankyou for this blog to bring back wonderful memories 🙂 x.x.x

  2. Irina says:

    what a wonderful fair! I wish I knew about it earlier, I had no idea it existed! I am definitely visiting next year if it happens again! All those foods and stalls look fabulous. It is good to know Judges bakery was there, since it is a local to me bakery, hope they did well 🙂

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