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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in beautiful surroundings...

Fingle, Pound Lane, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3TT

Tel: 01297 443481 Mob: 07765 555894

Surprise

Having taken 2 weeks off to redecorate the kitchen and have a holiday ourselves it was a surprise to see a TripAdvisor Review alert!

Traveller rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Beautiful place to stay with Jane” 24 Feb 2014  A TripAdvisor Member
Jane is a wonderful host and very helpful. My partner and I spent two nights with her in the summer of 2013 and were more than satisfied. The area is beautiful and the walk to the beach very adventurous and romantic. Five stars for Jane, the room and the breakfast = 5 stars for everything! Thank you Jane! Fatima & Richard
So we are now ready for our next guests to arrive this weekend and welcome them to our beautiful area.  Having just seen the forecast it doesn’t seem to be too dreadful, fingers crossed!

Luggage Transfer – Autumn News Letter!

I know this is a little late and the Winter News Letter will be out shortly but I have put the link on as I am sure that it will interest people

http://www.luggagetransfers.co.uk/newsletters/07

 

The hustle and bustle of Christmas

Well, Christmas day and Boxing day have been and gone.  We hope that all our guests have had a wonderful time. The lead up to Christmas was extremely busy, cooking for the hampers that I give to our families.  All filled with local produce and homemade goodies. I did not have time to make the Clementine and Cranberry marmalade that normally goes in so have spent today cooking this fabulous crimson marmalade bejewelled with cranberries.  Our guests will have it with their breakfast and the family will all get a pot for the New Year.

What’s on in November at River Cottage Canteen, Axminster

Friday 8 November   SPICE NIGHT

Friday 15 November   LIVE MUSIC NIGHT

Friday 29 November   CREATIVE CANAPES DEMONSTRATION

Find all information on www.rivercottage.net

We have had lots of guests stay with us this year that have had wonderful experiences at River Cottage, why not book a special weekend break!

 

Autumn is here

I seem to have neglected the Blogg over the last few weeks.  I have been very busy with all the lovely guests that have visited Fingle and with my second hat on ‘sewing’  I make and sell, bags, aprons, pot holders, bunting etc and with Christmas coming up (I know we do have a few months!) I have had to turn my head/hand to sewing Christmas bits and pieces.  I have been busy making Christmas bunting, Christmas aprons and with the scraps of fabric left over rag wreaths.  I sell some of my pieces in a shop in Lyme Regis called Ocean.  I am going to set up a page on Face Book with photos and descriptions – watch this space.

Forthcoming events in September 2013

Come and enjoy all that Lyme Regis and the local area has to offer – there is so much for everyone to experience:

SEPTEMBER

Lyme Regis Folk Weekend 30 August-1 September www.lymefolk.com

Guitars on the Beach Saturday 7 September www.guitarsonthebeach.co.uk

Lyme Regis Food Festival – Food Rocks 7-8 September www.lymeregis.org

River Cottage Autumn Festival 6-7 September www.rivercottage.net/events

Lyme Regis Arts Fest 21-29 September (Exhibitions, Art Trail, Events, Workshops) www.lymeregisartsfest.com

 

 

Home made granola

This is my version of granola, I serve it for breakfast and guests have requested the recipe.

125ml honey

25g soft brown sugar

25ml of sunflower/rape seed oil

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

5005 jumbo oats

175g mixed seed (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame or linseeds)

150g pecan nuts roughly broken

50g flaked almonds

75g desiccated coconut

150g dried cranberries

 

Pre heat the oven to 170C, 150C fan, Gas mark 3.  Line a roasting tray with baking parchment.

Put the honey, sugar, oil and vanilla extract into a mixing jug and whisk well with a balloon whisk.

Put the oats, mixed seeds, pecans, almonds and coconut into a large mixing bowl, you may need to use 2.  Pour on the honey mixture and stir well, making sure that everything is well coated.

Pour the mixture into the lined roasting tray and spread out evenly.  Bake in the oven for 20 mins, it will need a stir to make sure that it is evenly brown.  It should all be a lovely golden brown but not too brown.  It may well take longer to brown so adjust the cooking time to your oven.

Store the cooked granola in an air tight container and it should keep for a month – if you can resist eating it!!

This also makes a lovely gift.  Put it into a Kilner jar, tie with pretty ribbon, label and anyone would be delighted with this as a gift.

I promised a guest that I would post this earlier in the month as she enjoyed it so much, I am sorry that it has taken so long!

 

 

Blueberry and bay curd

I love Country Living magazine and in the August 2013 issue there was this recipe, I make lemon curd for breakfast and thought that this might be nice for a change.

Preparation 15 minutes

Cooking 35 minutes SERVES 6-8

Enjoy this vibrantly coloured sweet curd with scones or use as a filling for Victoria sponge cake.

225g blueberries

2 large bay leaves

50g unsalted butter

225g caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 medium eggs, beaten

1. Put the blueberries into a pan with a splash of water and the bay leaves.  Bring to the boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes until soft.  Tip into a sieve set over a bowl and push with the back of a spoon to extract as much juice as possible.

2. Melt the butter and sugar with the juice and vanilla in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water.  Strain the eggs to remove any threads.  Keep stirring for 20-25 minutes until thickened, taking care not to overheat.

3. Pour into sterilised jars, seal and label when cold.  Eat within one week.

I had four lovely guests staying and they all absolutely loved the curd, on toast and on croissants, asking for the recipe – so here it is.  Cook and enjoy.

 

Local Taxi Firms

M Cabs 01297442222

Lyme Regis Taxis 07900698569

South West Coast Path walking

I have guests staying from Norway and they are walking the South West Coast Path, their luggage has been delivered by Luggage Transfers www.luggagetransfers.co.uk  – terrific service if you are considering walking the beautiful coastal path.