Adderbury’s Great New Recipe Book

FOSMA (Friends of St Mary’s Adderbury) have launched a superb new recipe book, Friends Family and Fabulous Feasts, which is now available in Adderbury Stores. We asked villagers to let us have their favourite recipes which had kept them sane and entertained through this interesting year. The result is a lovely book packed full of good ideas for all sorts of occasions, from breakfast to dinner with everything in between. There are 180 recipes from Adderbury and further afield – many of them long-time family favourites – and Katka Holliday’s photography has transformed them into something very special.

Coach and Horses

Tony at the Coach and Horses will be doing takeaway food between 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm throughout the upcoming lockdown. Tony is also pleased to say they have just signed a contract to remain as landlords at the Coach until 2024.

More thoughts from Adderbury Grounds Farm ….

To date (16th March) we have only sown one field of spring barley which is opposite the lay-by and Paddy the enterprising coffee man. The field is called Milestone Ground but many milestones and signposts were removed at the start of the Second World War so that invading German soldiers should have less of an idea of where they were. Thankfully it never got to that but what happened to the milestone remains a mystery.

Adderbury Farmers’ Market – Where’s it gone?

Like most markets we have had to stop trading during lockdown. Unlike most markets we are confined to indoors at the Institute, which is locked, barred and bolted.  From August we asked stallholders about a possible outdoor market but the response was 50/50 and not sufficient to have to jump all the hurdles necessary to set it up for just two hours – and risk the weather!

Adderbury Lakes – Local Nature Reserve

Adderbury Lakes are owned by Adderbury Parish Council and managed by them as a designated Local Nature Reserve and on behalf of the inhabitants of Adderbury. They are seen as a very valuable village resource.  Click here to read a leaflet giving more details about The Lakes.

Wanted – Volunteers needed to join the Adderbury Contact Team

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