Posts for Food

Fundraiser for Bude Foodbank

This fundraiser comes from Budehaven Community School, but you can all join in to raise vitally needed funds for people in Bude. Our aim is simple. We want to raise at least £1000 for the Bude Foodbank to support families in need within our community. Here’s the fundraising page if […]

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Cream tea at Northcott

It was lovely to pop to Northcott yesterday and partake in a cream tea at the Rustic Tea Garden. No queues but a steady stream of arrivals and departures … Sharon and John are trying to keep it very much as it was in Margaret’s hands, so nothing much has […]

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Good news as Rustic Tea Garden is open …

The Rustic Tea Garden at Northcott is open today for cream teas, outside in the glorious Cornish sunshine. Go on, treat yourself!  

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Chef Sargie’s Cookalong Scone Challenge

On Saturday, 23rd May, Bude chef Dave Sargent invites you to his Cookalong Scone Challenge.  It’s a proper Cornish thing to do … On his Facebook page, he says: I want you all to join in cooking along and learning how to make scones. You can use your own recipe […]

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A Bude bake-off?

Someone emailed me yesterday to ask when the next Bude Bake-Off would be, which made me think that, while not exactly a bake-off, at this time when many of us are still relatively home-based, why not have a baking/recipe share on Bude & Beyond? If you have a favourite cake […]

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Update from Bude’s Surfin’ Frog

We continue to supply 30 meals or so to the NHS at Stratton hospital every Friday – last week was fish pie and a veggie bake – this Friday will be chicken Provençale and a cauliflower macaroni cheese (plus spiced apple cake for dessert!) Sainsbury’s are still supplying the ingredients, […]

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Food supplies during Covid-19

Today’s update was given by the Cornish MP for Camborne and Redruth, George Eustice, the Environment Secretary, who said:   Covid-19 numbers 669,850 tests for coronavirus have now been carried out in the UK, including 29,058 tests carried out yesterday; 152,840 people have tested positive, that’s an increase of 4,463 […]

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Bude Foodbank needs you

Whenever I go shopping, I think myself lucky that I can afford to buy food without thinking too hard about the cost. Many can’t. So, I have responded to a call to make a regular donation to Bude Foodbank. Every year, Bude Foodbank helps 1,300 adults and children. This number […]

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Supermarkets helping the local community

Sainsbury’s in Bude has agreed to supply The Surfin’ Frog with all ingredients for their weekly free meals to the NHS staff in Bude-Stratton hospital. Also, they are going to donate what they can for other ready meals which the restaurant can prepare for distribution to those most in need. […]

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The Frog goes surfin’ to Stratton Hospital

On Friday, The Surfin’ Frog successfully delivered two large trays of beef stew, one of bean casserole for the veggies, and a large number of iced buns to NHS staff at Stratton Hospital. Arthur from the restaurant says: In all plenty to feed 30 or so NHS staff. The hospital […]

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Wild garlic, and wild garlic pesto

It’s that time of year when wild garlic is readily available. It’s especially easy to find in the lanes around Stratton such as Bowden Lane, and along the river into the woodland. There is even some in the pathway beside Stratton school. If you can find it, you should get […]

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Surfin Frog to supply free lunches for Bude-Stratton Hospital staff on Fridays

The Surfin’ Frog will, from today, supply free meals to around 30 NHS Bude-Stratton Hospital staff once a week on a Friday lunchtime. Well done to them for this excellent community initiative for NHS hospital staff. Today they’re delivering a beef and ale stew and a vegetarian option. They appreciate […]

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Good on Morrisons – Bude supermarket to help restock local food bank

Nichola Wickenden, Community Champion at Morrisons, tells us what Bude’s largest supermarket is doing to help the local community. £10million of dedicated stock is to be set aside in every Morrisons supermarket for local food banks. Bakeries and other food making sites are to run for an extra hour every […]

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Prestongate delivery service …

Today the Preston Gate is ‘open’ from 4 -9 pm! Let them bring the pub experience to you, delivered right to your doorstep! Try the ‘Preston in a bag’ deal, four pints of Sharp’s Brewery Original, a Preston-handled glass, two random snacks and some beer mats for just £15! They’ve […]

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A quiet trip to Bude

Had to go to Bude to collect a prescription for my daughter. Very quiet as one would expect, and all very safety conscious in the pharmacy. Popped in to Sainsbury’s for bread and a few other things. Social distancing largely being practised but no sanitising of baskets, trolleys, etc., somewhat […]

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