Posts for Food

What to do with your pumpkin

It’s nearly Halloween, and if you are not already sick of the taste of pumpkins, here are a few ideas of what to do with them … Cornwall Fire Service advises on the best use of pumpkins, so this info comes from them. If you have any ideas to share, […]

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SW’s Burts Snacks and Costa Coffee strengthen relationship with seasonal launch

South-West based business, Burts Snacks, has boosted its offering in Costa Coffee, with limited-edition Maple Glazed Pigs in Blankets Potato Chips now available to purchase across Costa Coffee stores nationwide and are set to excite consumers in the lead up to the busy festive period. A Burts Chips spokesperson, said: “Our […]

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Bude’s first vegan eatery …

I must admit, I’ve been waiting for a different kind of eating in Bude for some time, and now it looks like we are going to get it, for Om Bamboo has declared it is opening Bude’s first vegan eatery, called Roots Lounge. I’m very excited at the thought of […]

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Christmas supply chain shortages – a bah humbug response

After lockdowns affected many people’s Christmas last year, it is not too surprising that there is a bit of a frenzy going on for this year. However, the government is not inspiring confidence. The Prime Minister said: “I’m very confident this Christmas will be considerably better,” and added “where there […]

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Elements finds temporary home in Bude

Good news while Elements goes through a rebuild, for the Beach at Bude has very kindly allowed the business to use their restaurant and bar to re-site Elements. This enables all Elements staff to get back to work after a very traumatic period. With the great location The Beach has, […]

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All the Ps fundraiser raises over £1330

A fundraiser for Bude’s branch Animal Free Research has raised a massive £1,330.22. All the Ps has held a number of fundraising events recently, achieving amazing amounts for various charities. Animal Free Research’s Steph Jones-Giles wrote on their Facebook page: What a fantastic 2 days which raised a phenomenal £1,330.22 […]

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Campaign launched for Better Health this summer

Many of us have piled on the pounds during lockdown, while being (often) more sedentary and doing a bit of (understandable) comfort eating. It was definitely obvious the last time I was on Bude’s beaches on a sunny day, that weight gain has been a widespread issue. So, on Monday […]

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It’s getting better and better at Bellini’s

When I pop into Bellini’s now, it is a little like Christmas. What will be the latest artisan product to unwrap? I joined the queue this morning and came out with a Morsbag full of goodies for my visitors. New in, is Vicky’s Bread, for slow rise, French-style breads … […]

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Bude Lifeboat and Burts!

Yummy! Crisps. From Bude lifeboat FB page: The RNLI is thrilled to announce the exciting new partnership with Burts Snacks. Their Sea Salt and Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar crisp packs are getting a lifesaving rebrand to raise awareness of our work and help share our #FloatToLive water safety advice. […]

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Give back to the community with Bude Foodbank

From the Foodbank website: We’re calling on local businesses to join our ‘Businesses Backing Bude’ scheme. We’re looking for 12 companies to sign-up, paying £250 per month which will allow us to fund a new Family Support Worker post. Over the last 12 months, we’ve not only had to dramatically increase our […]

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North Cornwall Local Cooperative Food Database Network

It might not be the most gripping title but the idea is a good one. Di Ellis-Wildman is creating a ommunity assemblies food cooperative database for local members, a food network database of local growers: (small and big – allotments and farmshops) /suppliers/buyers/workers/distributors/hubs to address surplus/shortages/demand to buy/swap/sell/distribute for local […]

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Stop Food Waste Day

We are edging closer to a virtual event we should all be interested in: Stop Food Waste Day, a free online event you can sign up for here.     Food waste is central to some of the key challenges facing the world today, including hunger and poverty, climate change, […]

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Signs of businesses adapting for the new ‘normal’

Good to see Bude’s businesses adapting. As much as I miss Bellini’s tiny cafe, it was inspired-thinking to deal with the needs of social distancing by focusing on the ‘local-produce’ deli, which has been highly successful during lockdowns. Today, after popping to the library, I headed for the beach and […]

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Meals on Wheels Bude needs your help

Meals on wheels is a local/privately run hot food delivery service that functions 7 days a week within Bude and its surrounding areas. The service is designed specifically for those that are otherwise unable to cater/care for oneself. This sad news comes from the Meals on Wheels Facebook page: It […]

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Lockdown eases on 12th April

Good news. The coronavirus vaccine rollout is progressing as planned and infection rates are now low enough to ease more restrictions from 12 April. The Prime Minister has given the green light for pubs, shops, hairdressers and gyms (excluding saunas and steam rooms) to reopen across England from next Monday […]

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