April 28, 2014

Bloggers’ Holiday: Food, Glorious Food

Hopefully you saw my first post all about our bloggers’ holiday to Arnside – if not, you can read it here. All caught up? Well, now it’s time for the food and alcohol! We certainly overindulged over the weekend (that’s what holidays are for, right?) so there’s plenty to share with you:

We were certainly well prepared for the weekend – the first picture doesn’t even cover the entirety of the alcohol we had brought with us! Our haul included some mini tequila bottles thanks to Kel which we combined with beer and topped with lemonade to create some incredible Beergaritas. These accompanied our Mexican themed night perfectly, as we were treated to a feast thanks to Sammie – seriously, this girl understands food!

The following day we took a day trip to Kendal where we discovered the Famous 1657 Chocolate House. Of course we had to try the hot chocolates – I opted for the ginger flavour which was delicious and faintly spicy alongside a huge scone. It was a lovely place to stop for a refuel, despite being laughed at by our fellow customers as we all brought out our cameras and started snapping our food!

On our way back home, Kel, Hayley, Sammie and I decided to detour to the wonderful Wensleydale Creamery. I am quite the cheese fiend (as well as a Wallace and Gromit fan) so it was a trip I’d been hoping to make this summer. I was very happy to be able to go sooner than planned, especially with some fellow food-obsessed bloggers!
We toured the factory and then hurried our way to the Cheese Shop. After tasting every single cheese twice just to make sure, I finally opted for the Wensleydale with Pineapple, a sweet and crumbly cheese, as well as the Abbot’s Bronze Cheddar with Balsamic Onion, a tangy and vinegary strong cheddar. I also treated myself to some cheese on toast from the cafe, and I can safely say it was the best cheese on toast I’ve ever had. The combination of finely grated Wensleydale and Cheddar accompanied by wholemeal bread, a delicate salad and tangy sweet chilli dip certainly helped justify my cheese purchases!