Bluestone Brewery’s Fossil Fuel, A Coffee Milk Stout

Bluestone Brewing Company based in Newport recently asked via Twitter for bloggers and journalists to write on a couple of subjects in exchange for beer. Naturally I jumped at the chance and chose to do a review of their award winning coffee milk stout...

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Chicken Livers on Ciabatta with Blackberry Vinaigrette

During a visit to Preston markets I came across a great butchers which, unlike many butchers nowadays had a great offal section. Among the large box of chicken hearts, pigs trotters, tails and even a pigs head there was a box of chicken livers. Having had them pan...

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We Don’t Give A Fork, Preston

Don't Give A Fork is a relatively new burger bar, opening around 11 months ago and as the name suggests the only cutlery you will see is a hefty steak knife so you can cut your burger in half if that's your thing. It has a light and airy feel to it despite it's small...

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A Beer Festival From Behind The Scenes

The Factory Tap was asked by Westmorland CAMRA to step in and provide a substitute event for their annual beer festival which was unable to go ahead this year at the usual location of Kendal Town Hall. Naturally we jumped at the chance to host such a well established...

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Ale Delights of Ulverston

The latest in the series of The Factory Tap trips away was to the market town of Ulverston and a visit to Ulverston Brewery. Arriving at the Factory Tap for a quick lining of the stomach of chicken thighs in stout and a half of Brewshine Brewery's latest fabulous...

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Salmon Wraps with Crispy Capers and Dill Cream

I bought this lovely piece of salmon from the local fishmonger, it was about £10 in price but well worth it. I wanted to do something a bit different with it and needed to have it at work so decided to make some wraps beforehand so I could eat it on the go. This is...

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Trip to Newcastle

I've only been to Newcastle once before to pick my sister up from university and that was only a very quick look round the shops for an hour but a couple of weekends ago me and my girlfriend (who used to live in Newcastle) were invited to visit one of her friends....

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Prawn Thai Green Broth

This make a great lunchtime soup. Nice and spicy and very warming for the current cold weather. You only have to use half the quantity of paste to make this soup. The rest will keep in the fridge for up to a week, so you can make a second batch or make a proper thai...

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