WALK, TALK AND FORK
Debenham Waddle (described as a pleasant walk through the Deben Valley) – for its name as well as its beauty
Hadley’s Dairy Ice Cream Parlour in Lavenham. Amazing ice cream in a beautiful location. Eliza Acton (Suffolk’s own Mrs Beeton) would thoroughly approve of their retro style dessert, Elderflower & Lime Arctic Roll. What’s not to like!
So, I hear that many of us are swapping wine for gin and vodka. There is an exciting abundance of craft gins around whose enticing branding, bottle shapes and unusual flavours are an alluring change to wine. Match that with fewer units and you can understand why the attraction of reduced hangovers and avoiding that awful feeling of not knowing what you actually said is causing many to ditch the usual shared bottle of wine. Suffolk is also developing a name for some amazing gins and vodkas. On my travels I’ve come across Adnams Copper House (delicious) and I’m also looking forward to trying Fishers Gin, intriguingly described as ‘an expression of the English coast’. I can also highly recommend The Pickle House’s Bloody Mary Mix made near Sudbury – it’s superb. My must-do recipe this month is an Elderflower and Cucumber Gin & Tonic. Add elderflower cordial ice, cucumber and lemon to your usual G&T. It also works well with vodka.