Saturday, 27 September 2014

Farmshare Open Day!

We had such an amazing and inspiring day at Norwich FarmShare today! Thank you to James Frost for inviting us and to all the Farmshare folk who help run such a wonderful community. We can't wait for next year! 
Thanks to everyone who came, said hello, bought cakes and made it a sell out day! 

To find out more about how to join and get involved with Norwich Farmshare please click here!

Friday, 26 September 2014

UEA Media Day Stall

I have been slightly rubbish with keeping up with blogging everyday but I have a good excuse! It is because I have had the busiest bakery week on record! So I am sorry for my lack of posts, recipes and videos. It should all get back to normal next week I promise!
Today we were at the Student Union at The UEA selling our cakes and talking about how we use social media to promote our small business. It was lovely to meet so many new people and a little strange to be interviewed on camera for UEA TV and Concete Magazine which is the uni newspaper. My mouth went dry and my heart raced but it went fine and I don't think anyone noticed!
We met lots of our lovely customers and sold out of giant cookie sandwiches pretty quickly!
Thanks to everyone who came and to Kathleen who organised it!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

My Week According To My Camera

1) Booja Booja and some yummy Tea Pigs teabags from our lovely neighbours for looking after their cats while they were on holiday.
2) Pizza Express Pizza after a long weekend. I can't remember the last time I had a takeaway pizza! Their website makes it so easy to add and take away toppings to make the perfect pizza.
3,4,5,6) More pictures from my weekend at Castle Acre
7) A beautiful wind turbine I saw on my weekend travels. How I love these things, and perfect to see one when it was the Climate Change March that day!

(castle acre pictures by Lisa Bowles)

Monday, 22 September 2014

A Busy Weekend!

We have had such a busy weekend with all our orders and with running the cafe at Castle Acre Arts and Crafts Fair! We had such a great time and met some lovely new people including people from Vegan Norfolk and Chrissianne and Ralph who drove all the way from Ely in Cambridgeshire for our cakes! Thank you to everyone who came and we can't wait for next month! 

Friday, 19 September 2014

Coming Up this Month!

The next couple of weeks are super busy here at Deerly Beloved! 
On sunday we are running the cafe at The Castle Acre Art and Craft Autumn Fair. We will have cakes and savouries so why not come and join us for a brew!

Then next friday the 26th of September we will be at the UEA Media Day with a stall selling all our yummy cake and bakes and a few samples too. We will be there chatting to people about how we have used social media, blogging and vlogging to grow our business and to spread the vegan message. There will be loads of other bloggers, small businesses and local media there so make sure you get down to the LCR to check it out!

Then the next day on Saturday the 27th of September we will be at Norwich Farm Share's open day! We will have a stall selling our cakes and bakes in the lovely setting of the vegetable farm. There will be a seed swap, nature walks, music and even Bob Flowerdew will be there! 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Hot Miso Soup with Shiitake, Buna-Shimeji and Eryngii Mushrooms.

This soup is soooo delicious. The rich earthy mushrooms, warm chilli and nourishing miso make this the queen of soups in my house. You can use noodles in this but I used Orzo pasta which is the same size as rice, cooks in 10 mins and gives a lovely thickness to the soup. It's also amazingly good for you and if you start adding this soup to your diet it will help boost your immune system against the autumnal chills that are just around the corner.

2 Tbsp of Sesame Oil
2 Spring Onions, chopped into small ovals
2 Cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
Half a Red Chilli, finely chopped
5 Cups of Water
1 Cup of Orzo Pasta
1 Cup (100g) Pack of Asparagus or Green Beans
1 Pack of fresh exotic mushrooms including Shiitake and Eryngii. (available from most supermarkets)
2 Tbsp of Miso
1 Tsp of Mixed Herbs
Pinch of Black Pepper

In a stockpot gently fry the spring onion, garlic and chilli. You just want to release the flavours, you don't want them to brown. Then add the water and pasta and bring to the boil. Boil for 8 mins.
Next chop the asparagus/beans and mushrooms into bite sized pieces. Add to the pot.
Cook for another 4 mins. Then take off the heat and add the miso, herbs and black pepper.
Check the seasoning. Does it need more miso? More pepper or maybe a dash of agave if it's too salty?
Once you are happy with the seasoning serve in warm bowls.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

My Week According To My Camera!

1) Hello little friend!
2) Beautiful flowers from my friend Julia
3) Handpainting our whoopie pies
4&5) Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe! To watch the recipe click here!
6) My sister enjoying said Lemon Meringue!