I Completely Forgot The Onions!

After work and lunch Stella & I went for a car ride over to the Elveden Estate as they were holding a food & drink festival showcasing local produce.
My friend Michelle from The Glu-10-3 Cake Company had a stall there so I went along to offer a little support and made a note of other companies I wanted to visit. There were a few as finally those wheat and milk and alcohol avoiding shoppers are finally being better catered for!

The event was named ‘The Big Onion’ as about 25,000 tonnes of onions are grown on the Elveden Estate and as well as food  & drink there were cookery demonstrations and live music. That side of things was a bit noisy & busy for Stella so we stayed amongst the stall-holders.

As the title suggests I forgot to visit the onion display!

Never mind, I didn’t come home empty-handed…

I selected my favourite cakes then left them with the girls while Stella and I went off for a wander.

The best gluten-free sausage makers Musks of Newmarket were there and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse which means instead of being in the process of emptying the freezer ready for defrosting there’s now 4 packs of delicious bangers in there!

The best purveyors of dark chocolate (and I mean real dark chocolate not that awful carob substitute) buttons were also in attendance. Gnawfolk have some smashing sounding chocolate bars too but none of the dark flavours appeal to me, I was informed though that in the new year there’ll be a wider selection. I’m happy to make do with these little treasures in the meantime:

Last but definitely not least was the lovely chap from Norfolk Cordial. I bought some of these delicious drinks in the run up to Christmas last year and I’m about to run out so I was delighted to see him there.

All too soon though I heard a rumble of thunder in the distance and so had to leave to get Stella back to the safety of the car. We nearly made it before the rain started too so only got a bit wet!

It was really good seeing Michelle’s goodies doing so well, she (& her mum) puts such a lot of hard work and so many hours into getting the recipes and flavours just right she deserves all the success that should be coming her way.

See you all there next year!

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