The Cridford Inn, Trusham
Aug21

The Cridford Inn, Trusham

Let me set the scene. Beautiful, rolling Devon countryside glistening in the sun; the sound of laughter and conversation complemented by birdsong in the surrounding trees; and nestled amongst them, possibly the oldest public house in the county. It was a glorious sunny evening when we visited, which made The Cridford Inn even more impressive with its white walls, hanging baskets full of beautiful flowers, and climbing roses –...

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Go Here: EXCAPE
Aug21

Go Here: EXCAPE

One Magazine’s Esther Baker and family escape from the ordinary at Exmouth’s first escape room experience. My son and two of his friends had spent weeks working hard to get through their exams. With 12 weeks of summer holiday laid out in front of them, how could we keep their brains sharp and avoid stagnation?! Escape Rooms had always intrigued me. Both my son & I are lovers of puzzles, logic problems, detective programmes and...

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Tools, Sheds and Dads
Aug21

Tools, Sheds and Dads

One Magazine’s Bruce Hetherington recently spent some time in the company of a happy band of tool restorers discussing just what it is that makes old tools magical. My earliest memories of my Dad involve him in his shed with his tools. He never threw anything away, from used screws to bits of old washing machine, everything found a place in a jar on one of dozens of shelves, and his tools were all meticulously cared for and arranged...

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Pepper-stuffed Mushrooms
Aug21

Pepper-stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms make for a filling and tasty vegetarian meal served with a mixed green salad or coleslaw and some crusty bread. Serves 4 Ready in 35 minutes Ingredients: 8 Portabello mushrooms, wiped 2 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and finely chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp freshly chopped...

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Cinnamon Apple Slices
Aug21

Cinnamon Apple Slices

Try this quick and easy tray-bake style cake that is delicious hot or cold. Makes 10-12 slices Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes, plus cooling time Ingredients: 350g cooking apples, peeled, cored and diced 1 tbsp lemon juice 50g granulated sugar 225g butter, softened 225g caster sugar 250g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 tsp ground cinnamon 4 medium eggs Icing sugar, to dust Place the cooking apples, lemon juice and granulated sugar...

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