Flipping Marvellous Fruit Pancakes

Spice up Shrove Tuesday with these strawberry, blueberry and cinnamon pancakes. Easy to make and tasty enough to ensure they go down a treat with the whole family – and not just on Pancake Day. Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 10 mins Ingredients 150g self-raising flour ½ tsp baking powder 2 tbsp icing sugar […]

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Ant Brown’s Roast Squash, Chilli and Parmesan Soup

Cumbrian private chef, Antony Brown, has worked with such greats as Pierre Koffmann, Tom Kitchin, Tom Aikens, and Mark Edwards of Nobu. Having trained in London, he now lives in our neighboring county Durham, where he manages the food and hospitality offering for some of the most prestigious Country Estates in the UK. Ant’s food […]

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Tara’s Valentine Tipples

No matter how you choose to celebrate this February 14 –  be it a toast to romance with your nearest and dearest or an Anti-Valentines soiree with your best friends – these deliciously boozy blends will guarantee love at first sip. Love isn’t always on Thyme Ingredients: 20ml thyme infused sugar syrup 20ml chambord Prosecco […]

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The Bridge End Inn.Dalston

Forget Dry January. This local pub is all about ‘Gin’-uary. A Dalston pub is proving a hit with G&T lovers thanks to the introduction of its new gin bar. 2017 was the year that saw the spirit shed its mother’s ruin reputation to become one of – if not, the – most sought after and […]

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The End of An Era For Turnbulls

Turnbulls lingerie has been trading in Carlisle since 1947, offering women the chance to feel fabulous with their huge range of beautiful lingerie for decades. Unfortunately, due to ongoing problems beyond their control, they are closing their doors as of early February. And although this comes as sad news to many, Turnbulls have thrived for […]

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Crown Inn Glory

By Danielle Murphy The Crown Inn, Stanwix, originally opened as part of Carlisle’s famous State Management Pub Scheme, was known for many years as a bustling community pub, drawing locals and visitors alike. In more recent times though, people had begun to fall out of love with it, but, following a six-week renovation, new owners […]

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Blood Orange Muffins Recipe

Distinctive by their dark red rind and flesh, blood oranges have a very short season in late winter. Make the most of their tantalizing tartness while you can with these lovely, light muffins. Serve with thick greek yoghurt for an (almost) healthy January dessert.   Ingredients 5 tbsp light rapeseed or sunflower oil, plus a […]

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Croft View’s Grand Designs

By Danielle Murphy Creativeness is a quality many have; however, few people are able to share their creations in the way that Croft View Construction can. The dedicated team lead by Adam Pate strive for perfection in all their projects. And the proof is in the pudding; just take a look at the beautiful renovation […]

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Cumbrian Castles – Penrith

By Danielle Murphy Cumbria’s landscapes are adorned with the ruins of castles, in this edition of the Carlisle Guide we will explore the history that surrounds Penrith Castle, built in the 14th century and housed one of England’s most infamous kings, King Richard III.  The castle is situated on the outskirts of Penrith in Penrith […]

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A Dogs Life in The Lake District

Man’s best friend, the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs have been saving lives on the fells for 25 years. A few years ago two groups of climbers were stuck on Skiddaw, caught up in a winter storm. The Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs were deployed along with Keswick Mountain Rescue Team. What the […]

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