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Le Petit Chateau, Otterburn

I have visited some beautiful hotels in my time, but none (thus far!) have had the impact an overnight stay had on me during the Bank Holiday weekend. Located in the small village of Otterburn in Northumberland, the former Percy Arms…
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Brazilian Feijoada, Vegan Style

Mr. Canny’s all-time favourite Brazilian food is Feijoada. This was in his pre-vegan days and contains lots of meat! In Brazil the recipe varies from state to state – even family to family – using different cuts of meat. I…
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Vegan and Gluten Free Banana Bread Recipe

My son’s school occasionally has bake sales and, with allergies in children quite common now, I have a list of ingredients to avoid using. This one bowl recipe is very simple to make, and the nuts can be left out…
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Summer Food Markets

We have some great events to look forward to over the summer months in the North East, if you like food like we do! Here is a round up of some we’d recommend you visit. With a host of local…
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Retail Therapy with Canny Food

After writing about the farm shop at Brocksbushes Farm I thought about all the great little stores we have in Newcastle and the surrounding areas that I’ve enjoyed visiting recently. I decided to do a round up post of some…
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Brocksbushes Farm

Now that summer is officially here (I think!), I wanted us to try out strawberry picking. It was something I always wanted to do as a child but never did. It is also one of the few foodie activities we…
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The Staiths Food Market, Gateshead

An inaugral food market was held at Gateshead historic Staiths structure. The brainchild of Liz Hall and Sally Vleugels, who have developed the concept in association with the TWBPT (Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust), The Staiths Food Market will be…
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Proper Food Festival 2016

The Proper Food Festival season began in South Shields the last Bank Holiday weekend in May. A free event, which this year is held across four different locations, has been a successful addition to the North East food market roster. The festival is…
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Homemade Dairy-free Freakshakes

It’s very clear from the number of posts on the Canny Food blog that we’re fans of milkshakes (see our recent post about Saucy Burger’s Freakshakes here). I’ve felt quite guilty that this is something only the Teen and I…
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Newcastle Vegan Festival – Photo Diary

Last weekend we made a special trip to the Old Assembly Rooms for the annual Newcastle Vegan Festival. I ensured we had empty tummies so we could fully appreciate all the wonderful food stalls in attendance. I heard a few…
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