A Travelogue for lovers of Greece - I hope you will fasten your seatbelts and join me on one of our recent foodie adventures driving across the Greek mainland 
Best Organic Olive Oil from Greece - Mani Blauel
Organic olive oil and olives, produced in the Mani Area of Greece, supporting local farmers in the organic farming methods.  A company with a passion for quality fantastic olive oil.
Fabulous Food and Drink
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For those of you in Devon try the following
The Devon Kitchen based in Cullompton 
We provide event catering, lunches, local produce and hampers from their shop in Cullompton.  Provided the Piccalilli recipe for December foodie month thank you
The Devon Life best newcomer business 
Award winning local community veg and meatbox scheme using local farmers and producers

Pebbles Apartment - Budleigh Salterton

Idyllic pied a tere overlooking the Beach in Budleigh, adults only [ sleeps 2] and has some wonderful reviews on tripadvisor making it a number one spot to stay.  If you prefer a B and B then you an stay at Pebbles B&B run and owned by Deborah and Richard who have a pride in their product and rightly so.
Elli's restaurant in Agios Nikolaos in Messinian region of Greece
Some of the most delicious food I have tasted in Greece, Elli cooks locally produced seasonal food.  Her food is her passion and she is a very smiley hostess with a fantastic talent to produce good value exquisite meals.
Curry Box UK


Authentic indian food made with passion is the strapline and so far I have tried the delicious Gurjurati Mango Chutney - it is a mango chutney with a real kick and would work equally as well with cold meats as it does as part of your Indian Meal.  Another regular attender at Stone and Stafford farmers market, the best thing to do is go and chat to Simon Parbhu who will proudly show his products and explain his meal deals to you.  A good choice of home produced meals for meat eaters or for vegetarians - its a feast for the eyes to see the stall

London Road Bakehouse

This is some of the best Low GL handmade bread that is sold at the farmers markets and various outlets around Staffordshire.  I make my own bread but if I am at the markets I tend to buy this as it really is delicious.  It is made in a traditional bakery in Stoke on Trent.  The breads are handmade and backed in coal-fired ovens every morning.  Check out the website and you never know you might fancy trying one of the bakery classes.  Gareth now has opened a wonderful Mediterranean styled bistro at Trentham Gardens which is well worth a visit

Lichfield Kitchen Shop

For all your kitchen/catering needs pop down and speak to the friendly, knowledgeable staff at the Kitchen Shop in Lichfield.  For anyone interested in cooking or entertaining it is a treasure trove of "goodies".  It is also a great place to find inspiring gifts for foodie friends too......

Every Friday they have a Foodie Friday event so you never know what else might be there for you to peruse or perhaps sometimes taste!!!!

You can find them at 5 Market Street, Lichfield and if you want to phone in advance 01543 268602

They are open Monday to Saturday 0900 to 1730.


Park Hill Farm

For award winning, succulent beef direct from the farm.  Regular attenders at Stone and Stafford Farmers Markets - Try the out of fashion cuts such as shin or brisket - absolutely delicious especially if cooked in the slow cooker


Shropshire Local Foods -

In the Telford area, there are two Greenfields Farm Shops, one at Donnington and one at Lakeside Priors Lea.  Great selection of meats and vegetables, cheeses, pastries and wonderful bakery products,  80% of the stock is from within a 50 mile radius.  And for certain areas there is a home delivery service, check out the website on


Superb inspirational photographs

to help you relax, remind you of your holidays and generally make you smile. 


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Teignmouth Farmers Market is held on the last Saturday of the month frshute om 10 till 2, at the Triangle in the town centre, pop along and support local producers, many from within a 30 mile radius.   You normally find  Shute Fruit from Bishopsteignton, Bowden farm organic meat and if you like growing your own fruit and herbs then Springfield Nursery have a good choice.  If also you are a procuder then contact Lori Reich at Shute Fruit 01626 777570 or visit