I’ve been busy doing some really fun foodie things this week, including meeting and photographing several south coast fishermen for something that’s very new and exciting! Can’t tell you about it yet, but watch this space for some fantastic local foodie news. Okay so I didn’t actually take any photos myself…I left that to the professionals but had a really good time meeting some local fishermen and chefs…I even saw a crab detach its own claw! Never witnessed that in person before, quite a funny sight…not for the poor crab though, it obviously thought its life was in danger…which, well, it was.
How great are piccolo tomatoes? Seriously I am loving them at the moment, can’t get enough. Do you know the ones I mean? If you don’t…buy some! They’re truly the sweetest, loveliest tomatoes you can get…I just googled them and it would appear I’m not the only one in love with these little red lovelies, they seem to have quite a following. Might look into growing some.
Wine notes time now… I recently enjoyed a lovely meal at the Chesil Rectory which was delicious (must do a write up – highly recommended!). During our visit we enjoyed two bottles of an amazing locally produced sparkling wine, it was sensational! I love a good sparkling rosé and this was honestly every bit as nice as one of my favourites, Laurent Perrier Rosé …and a heck of a lot more reasonable in price! I really don’t know much more about this fabulous wine other than it’s a Hampshire wine named Cottonworth Rose – I intend to find out more though! I do also happen to know you can get it through local company Wine Utopia …just in case I’ve got anyone else interested in trying it.