Has the Spring Sprung?


The view that greeted us when we arrived this morning at Parsonage Farm was pure idyll. Tiny lambs bleating their hearts out in the spring sun. It was a wonderful few hours, sampling all the local cheeses, hams, pies and drinks. Great craft stalls too…but I was there for the food and drink! Pete’s Pork Pies are always delicious – I bought some of his game pie and my friend bought the pork pie – home made hand raised pastry – meat from Parsonage Farm – all local, all fantastic. Pic below of the game pie –  it was devoured on our return in the garden along with some bottles of local cider to wash it down. (I’ve snaffled a piece away in a secret location for tomorrow…don’t tell anyone!)ImageA company called Gastro Nicks were selling food stuffs imported direct from Sicily and I succumbed to a block of pecorino and a nero d’avola salami. I cannot explain just how sublime the salami tasted!


I spent some time admiring and sampling a variety of liqueurs. including Strawberry and Damson vodka, before eloping with a bottle of sloe gin….soooo good!


Ended up in the butchery at the farm tracking down some phenomenal belly pork for supper tomorrow. Great fair, great people and super produce! Spring is definitely here…let’s hope summer is not too far behind!


4 thoughts on “Has the Spring Sprung?

  1. It’s so nice to see a real butchery, I haven’t seen one in a while. I have eaten a lot of grilled game meat, but never had a game pie. Must have tasted really nice..and that piece you snaffled away, is it still there? nero d’avola salami, is new to me. Glad I’ve learnt something new today. Thank you for visiting and have a pleasant week1


    • You too…hope the sun shines on you. Nero d’avola salami new to me too – it is direct from Sicily – and a favourite grape of mine so looking forward to trying it!


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