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Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk

If you are looking for a fabulous place to eat this Christmas break please let me recommend the Carpenters Arms at Felixkirk, just outside of Thirsk! We had our work Christmas dinner there last week and the food was every bit as good as I’ve come to expect from one of the Provenance Inns group.  The pubs themselves are always so cozy and welcoming and the Christmas Menu at the Carpenters was fantastic!


From the specials I chose the Teriyaki Salmon.  The salmon was perfect, I get a real bee in my bonnet about over done salmon but this was divine! The wasabi mayo wasn’t too strong and the light pickles and crunchy squid all combined to make a joyous plate!


The Turkey Christmas Dinner was everything you could ask for, excellent meat, luscious gravy and a great selection of veg to round out this seasonal classic!


Ah, dessert!  I, of course, went with the Chocolate Marquise and I was not disappointed!  Rich, light and delicious!  The pistachio ice cream and caramelised bananas mixed things up nicely!  The Christmas pudding and Ginger Puddings also got rave reviews at our table!


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Nib Nibs Review + GIVEAWAY!

Hope you enjoyed the holiday roundup now for something new and different! The lovely people at Nib Nibs sent me some of their products to try and I have to say, YUM!


These little cheese straw bites are fabulously crunchy, cheesy and absolutely delicious.  Best yet, they’re a proper Yorkshire product, my school bus went through the village where they’re made!

It’s like a cheese straw and a bread stick had a happy little accident!  You know that deeply satisfying hit of cheese you get when biting into a fresh cheese straw?  It’s like that but without the grease and regret!  Darcy Approves!


The salt and pepper peanuts are also brilliant, I’d never thought of both salt and pepper on peanuts before but it works, nice firey pepper with just the right amount of salt. Crunchy and delicious!

I’ve been lucky enough to be sent some of these fabulous Nib Nibs products to try and you guys have the opportunity to win some too! Just follow this link here for a Rafflecopter giveaway and do your Rafflecopter thing! You have until the end of the month to get your entries in.  Good Luck!



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