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#dayatthelake

In less than 2 weeks we'll be at the #dayatthelake - a weekend of spectaculars on Rudyard Lake. We can't wait! #StaffordshireDay
Here's the link for tickets: bit.ly/DATLtickets
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Healthy Chips? Do they exist...

Do Chips Contain Any Nutrients?

Despite the fact that chips are fried in vats of extremely hot oil, or fats, there are usually some nutrients & vitamins present even after the chips are fried. Per 100g of deep fat fried potatoes, there is 338mg of potassium, 8.4mg of vitamin C and 46mg of phosphorus on average. Naturally occurring vitamins and nutrients in the raw potatoes are not completely lost during the deep-frying process, some are retained.

What Chip Oils Are Good For Us?

Vegetable, canola, sunflower, and peanut oils are most common for frying chips. The third excellent option is grapeseed oil, which is as close to neutral as you can find.

Organic Rapeseed oil

If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has experienced a surge in popularity since around 2008. It's produced from the bright yellow rape plant that grows freely in the UK in large fields. Best cold -pressed, the oil can then used drizzled as salad dressing, or heated to fry or bake. It's low in saturated fat, so has been hailed for its health benefits and also has other nutritional bonuses - it contains omegas 3, 6 and 9, which reduce cholesterol and help to maintain healthy joint, brain and heart functions. As it is high in mono-unsaturated fats, it is one of the only unblended oils that can be heated to a high frying temperature and not spoil its antioxidants, character, colour or flavour. Homegrown rapeseed oil has been heralded the 'British olive oil' but its flavour is more earthy and nutty than fruity.

Organic Maris Piper Seed Potatoes

Maris Piper Seed Potatoes

Maris Piper is a great maincrop potato to grow for the beginnner. It produces high yields of mild flavoured tubers, which are excellent for making chips, as we'll confirm.

Maris Piper is best grown on silty soils, but will do OK in most good, loamy soils.

We've been experimenting with different oils & potatoes this is our favourite. Look out for healthy cooked fries next season @atthelittlediner

 

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#Streetfood #Festival2015

We've had a great summer, here are the highlights! 

#cloudspottingfestival

#brownstockfestival 

 

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Stone Fete Event Update

Stone Fete Sunday 5th July

We are pleased to announce we'll be at Stone Fete this summer. 

http://www.stonefete.co.uk

 

 

 

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Cloudspotting Festival Update!

Our Upcoming Event We Are Pleased To Be Attending

Cloudspotting Festival

24-26 July 2015


www.cloudspotting.org.uk / facebook / twitterCloudspotting Festival Official Promo - Sweet Baboo, King Creosote, Colorama, Clinic

Cloudspotting has moved to a fantastic open space in complete seclusion offering a safe, family friendly environment. Stephen Park is a rambling 16th century farm house set in several acres of clearing in the beautiful Gisburn Forest in the Forest of Bowland (NE Lancashire), an area of outstanding natural beauty.

We are pleased to be working in conjunction with the Forestry Commission and charity To Inspire! at Stephen Park to offer a unique festival experience, deep in the heart of nature.

 

 

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Ludlow Fringe Festival

We are excited to be at Ludlow Fringe Festival 13th/14th June and 20th/21st June 2015 come along for our Organic burgers, hotdogs, bacon baps, Fair trade drinks or Snugburys ice cream 

Ludlow Fringe is a new festival for an old town, a joyful celebration of the arts for everyone. It’s a showcase for artists and performers from every genre.

The dates for 2015 will run across June and into July - a three week festival again! We are already planning a comedy festival, an interactive Arts Trail, theatre and literary events and lots more.

 

 

 

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Lichfield Festival 2015!

We are attending Lichfield Festival Saturday 4th July 2015. Come along for one of our Organic burgers, hotdogs or bacon baps. Fair trade Organic lemonade & Snugburys Ice cream ... 

The Lichfield Festival is an annual multi-art-form festival held in Lichfield, Staffordshire, which aims to combine high quality, challenging and diverse events of an international calibre, alongside community-based, locally-sourced activities. 

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CIEH Food Hygiene Certificate

 

The Little Diner have trained at Reeseheath College obtaining Level2 in Food Hygiene. 

Protecting our customers and providing a good service  is at the heart of what we do!  

 

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