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Bury Street Bake Off

Bury Street Bake Off
Shows like ‘Great British Bake Off’ have helped encourage people to bake. Bury Street shopping centre has launched a cake decorating competition, and the winner receives a hamper full of baking goodies worth £100.
Bury Street Bake Off
All you need to do enter is send a photo of cakes or cakes that you’ve decorated via their website or Facebook and you could win the hamper.

They are accepting entries until 19th August, when a shortlist will be chosen by an impartial voting team. Then it’s over to the local community around Bury Street and Abingdon to pick the winner.

The poll will run via the website, Facebook and Twitter as well as by newsletter to centre members. Visit www.burystabingdon.co.uk or ‘like’ them on Facebook and ‘follow’ them on Twitter .

2 Comments August 15, 2015

Bramble Scrunch made with Wild Abingdon Blackberries

wild Abingdon Blackberries
Blackberries can be foraged in a large number of locations in Abingdon at the moment.
wild Abingdon Blackberries
The next crop are being pollinated by some very helpful insects. What would we do without them?
wild Abingdon Blackberries
Other helpful insects are tucking into the fruit that is too ripe for human consumption
wild Abingdon Blackberries
Mix oats, honey, and desiccated coconut. Cook in the oven until crisp. Put in the bottom of a desert dish. Cover with a layer of uncooked blackberries. Cover blackberries with crème fraîche. Puree some cooked blackberries and put on top.
wild Abingdon Blackberries
Put any left over blackberries in the freezer.

6 Comments August 9, 2015

Fish and Chips

The original British Takeaway still has two or three outlets in Abingdon.
Fish and Chips
For the moment there is no Fish and Chips takeaway in Abingdon Town Centre. New owners took over Smarts Fish & Chips and they seemed to be doing OK. So I am not sure what is now happening behind the screen.
Fish and Chips
Smarts on Peachcroft are still there open as usual.
Fish and Chips
As are Salami’s on Ock Street.

16 Comments July 27, 2015

Edible Abingdon

Edible Abingdon
Behind the kiosk of the open air swimming pool there is a small area of edible plants.
Edible Abingdon
It is amazing to see how many different edible plants the Abingdon Carbon Cutters have managed to grow in such a small area. Lettuces are in season, and you can pick your own.
Edible Abingdon
The wild flower meadow nearby is also blooming.
Edible Abingdon
That is another project of Abingdon Carbon Cutters – with their “local response to climate change.”

26 Comments July 14, 2015

Abingdon Food Festival

First Abingdon Food Festival
The first Abingdon Food and Drink Festival was organised by the Rotary Club of Abingdon Vesper and showcased local producers and vendors on what was a lovely June 1st.
First Abingdon Food Festival
The Miele Experience centre offered their grounds, and their kitchens, and top local chefs put on demonstrations to help raise money for charity.
First Abingdon Food Festival
Outside there were 37 stalls. Pictured above is The Wandering Kitchen, a pop-up mobile restaurant that is to be found in Abingdon every Wednesday evening at Rosie’s Tea Room in West St Helen Street.
First Abingdon Food Festival
People relaxed with their food and a drink on the green in the sun.
First Abingdon Food Festival
One of the main beneficiaries of the event will be the Seasaw Charity ( Their A board is visible on this picture). They provide support to children and young people who have lost a parent.
First Abingdon Food Festival
Kingfisher School were also fund raising with craft tents and Kingo the School Mascot. Kingfisher School supports children with severe special educational needs and disabilities.

Entry for the Zest June 1st theme on the City Daily Photo.

Leave a Comment June 1, 2014

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