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.