The Old Stamp House – Ambleside

Chef Ryan Blackburn really impressed me on the last series of Professional Masterchef and as soon as I got the opportunity i had to go and see what his Ambleside kitchen was turning out. I found Ryans food to be creative , accurately cooked and I really did enjoy it. Why have I taken so…

Herdwick – A grand day ont Joe Relphs Yew Tree farm…. Yis Aye.

“Good stuff comes in Laal parcels“….they`ve stolen my best one liner.That`s exactly what i keep telling people….well it`s my excuse anyways ha ha. The farm people are actually talking Sheep, Herdwick ones which are naturally quite a small breed.I was invited over to Yew tree farm in the Borrowdale valley recently to spend an afternoon…

Simon Rogan Masterclass at Lakes College.

Living on the West coast of Cumbria It isn`t every day that you can come home from work , take a quick shower and then pop 5 minutes up the road to eat one of the worlds best chefs food for the price of a takeaway meal. On this occasion Simon Rogan had travelled up…

The Waterfront – Whitehaven and my home town Gem.

The picturesque and sleepy little Georgian fishing port of Whitehaven nestles cosily against the western fringes of the English Lake district national park on the Cumbrian coastline…. Hey , i would definitely get a job with the tourist board wouldn`t  i ?  Ok….ok….so  it`s an ex mining town , an historical slave trading port and has strong association…