Easter Part One – Return to River Cottage

The Easter bank holiday weekend arrived and it still hadn’t warmed up at all.  Well, maybe a little bit – at least we didn’t have to chip the ice of the van to get into it this week.

As Easter was so early this year we’d not planned anything too adventurous.  Our first stop was River Cottage near Lyme Regis for their Spring Fair.  We visited this last year and enjoyed an entertaining weekend in the sun, so we thought we’d give it another go.

We’d hoped to catch Aidan Chapman‘s presentation on baking bread (we bake most of the bread we eat) but for some reason it wasn’t on.  No matter, we enjoyed the other sessions given by River Cottage show regulars, including another smoking demonstration – that seems quite popular at the moment.

The falconry displays were quite entertaining, especially the Vulture and the welly hunting Eagle.

Being the disorganised types, we’d left buying some tasty food products until we were about to leave.  Which meant all the hot cross buns had sold out, all the cakes had been eaten and the cheese man had gone home.  We did manage to bag some salamis from Trealy Farm, who had a fine selection on their stall.

Finally, a blog entry wouldn’t be complete without a picture of Betty Bus parked up somewhere, so here she is…

Devoid of cheese, it was off to the Mendip Hills for the rest of the weekend to hunt down some cave aged Cheddar.  More of that in part two.

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