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Sunday rose vodka

Once in a while a pie maker gets a day off and does something that has nothing to do with pies, and this was such a pleasant Sunday afternoon diversion I thought I’d pop it in here for posterity. My friend Linda, … Continue reading

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Laugh till your pies split

Red Card Comedy Festival  15th, 16th, 17th, 18th June 2011, Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich, NR2 We really do get the best things to go to. It’s a joy, the pies are like a passport to hang out with the nicest people … Continue reading

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HQ – a barn on a Norfolk hill.

There’s a lot to raise the spirits of a pie-maker and our pie HQ makes my heart soar. We pie-make on the Bayfield Estate in an area of outstanding natural beauty, a couple of miles from where the famous North … Continue reading

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Standing up for our friends

People who know me will know I’m a big supporter of journalists, nationally and locally. Nationally is especially significant on a day when we are mourning two world class photojournalists killed doing their job in Libya. And on a local … Continue reading

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Shiny knights and sponge cakes

The weather was forecast fair for the end of the week, there was a big order of pies to go to a catering customer just North of Cambridge, so the plan was for OH & I to set off early, … Continue reading

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Say what? We’re what?

On March 14th we started to get a lot of congratulatory tweets as I was coming back from London on the train. News was starting to filter through that Bray’s Cottage was number 95 in a top 100 Social Brands … Continue reading

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Crackle: One woman’s mission to save the pork scratching

When we started Bray’s Cottage we had the heady ambition of rehabilitating the name of pork pies away from the cellophane-wrapped horrors found in garages and most supermarkets and making it an interesting  food that people could feel better after … Continue reading

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The Truffle Pie results

Thanks so much to everyone who helped make, bid, re-tweeted and generally supported the truffle pie auction – including of course Mister Truffle for kicking off the madness. The final sum raised for East Anglian Children’s Hospices was: Truffle pie … Continue reading

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The world’s poshest gala pie

**Update – auction now includes a free bag of my posh pork Crackle. Smoked paprika & rosemary seasoned** Once in a while, if you talk food on Twitter, someone sends you something lovely as a present (and once in a … Continue reading

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The pie road trip begins

I’m sitting here enjoying my morning coffee (and chocolate) while out somewhere in the depths of the beautiful north Norfolk coast the pie convoy is beginning its epic journey from Pie HQ to the NEC (Birmingham) for the BBC Good … Continue reading

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