31 Jul 13

A ramble around Osmotherley

On the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors nestled in the Hambleton Hills is Osmotherley. A small town that is part of the Cleveland Way walk, its a popular town for cyclists and walkers.

I ventured out there last weekend to take in a walk from Jack Keighley’s book ‘Walks on the North York Moors’ and despite my edition being from 1993 it was still easy to follow the footpaths around. The Osmotherley walk takes in a surprising amount of different Yorkshire landscapes; from shady woodland and purple heather moors to hilly craggy climbs.
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24 Jun 13

Homegrown food festival Northallerton

After what seems like endless rounds of DIY in our new house I’d been looking forward to the Homegrown food festival for a few weeks and had it penciled in as a ‘must do’ for the weekend! The perfect distraction from picking up the paintbrush is food and the weather held off just long enough to enjoy some eats outdoors.

The festival itself celebrates everything local from the North Yorkshire area and it was a great sampler of what the region has to offer. The displays of food were just so inciting it was hard to know where to start! If there are trends in food I definitely noticed that the two of them were making an appearance here with three vendors selling pulled pork, an American BBQ favourite. Another was ‘Asian Slaw’ which seemed to be mostly finely chopped red cabbage and carrot without the mayonnaise which had a really crunchy flavour especially when paired with noodles.
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