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Peggy’s Pantry, Durham

It’s great to be able to share new places to eat or hidden gems you may not have heard about. That was one of the reasons for me starting up Canny Food initially. Today’s post is about a vegan pop…
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Gibside Pub – The perfect summer night out

There are some secrets you don’t want to share with others. There can be a reticence on the part of a blogger if they’ve found somewhere great to eat about telling the world and their wife about it. What if…
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Lemon Drizzle Cake – Vegan Dessert Recipes

Making a cake has always been a daunting affair for me, but it’s even harder now I have to use substitute products to replace the dairy butter and eggs I would have historically used to make the batter. I’ve come…
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Garden Kitchen, Newcastle*

Finding somewhere in the city centre that provides a veritable banquet when it comes to afternoon tea is no mean feat. Sometimes cafes and hotels can be a bit stingy in terms of their spread and I’m personally left needing…
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Anatolia, Gateshead

For a while I’ve bemoaned the lack of neighbourhood restaurants in my area. They’ve been popping up in places like Sandyford and Heaton – Harissa Kitchen rather than Dixy Chicken – while where we live in Gateshead there’s a plethora of kebab…
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Mivesi, Alnwick

Dining out in areas that are unfamiliar to us is daunting. Travelling north to Alnwick during my mother’s recent visit from ‘darn sarf’ threw up the issue of where we could enjoy an evening meal that could accommodate us all….
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Alert! New Vegan Items in the Supermarket Aisles

I’ll admit to finding supermarket shopping daunting at first. I think it seems like a minefield when you first start reading the backs of packets in the aisles of Tesco, Sainsbury’s et al when you decide to make the shift…
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