GRAPE AND GRAIN NAME CHANGE? / GET DUG IN AT TIVOLI PARK! / WARDROBE FUNCTION! / CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET
GRAPE AND GRAIN NAME CHANGE?
WETHERSPOON’S say they have yet to decide on a name for the current Grape and Grain when they take over the pub at the top of Anerley Hill.
Drawings on a planning application submitted to Bromley council show the building as ‘The Palace PH (public house). They also appear to show that the area currently occupied by the Tipsy Garden where hops etc are grown would become just another part of the pub garden and used for outside seating.
A Wetherspoon’s spokesman told News From Crystal Palace they had yet to decide whether to name the pub ‘The Palace’ or not.
“We are not aware if the garden has any ‘community’ rights and have proposed that it is part of the pub garden but if there are any interesting plants etc we would try to work them in with our garden” he added.
The full application – 15/00187/FULL1 for a single storey front extension incorporating roof
terrace at first floor level can be found at bromley.gov – planning applications.
GET DUG IN AT TIVOLI PARK!
Friends of Tivoli Park have been donated some fruit tress to start an orchard in the park, which is located between Tivoli Road and Knights Hill SE27 near Crown Point.
The planting .will take place at 1pm on Saturday (21st February) – but they need your help,
In a post on Virtual Norwood they ask: “Are you able to lend a spade for the volunteer diggers? “Or can you volunteer as a digger?
“Or could you bring refreshments to support those involved? “Then please pledge your commitment to [email protected] “Many thanks in anticipation.”
Friends of Mayow Park in Sydenham are looking for helpers for their orchard work session on Thursday 26 Feb. Their facebook page has more details.
SOUTH LONDON THEATRE CENTRE in West Norwood are looking for volunteers to help with the ongoing clear out of wardrobe, every Saturday in February and the 14th of March, 2-6pm. No costume experience required, just energy and enthusiam!
Email [email protected] to let the centre know you are coming, or just turn up any Saturday afternoon. (They are also seeking volunteers to help spruce up the rehearsal room loo, so if you have a couple of hours to spare and are handy with a paint brush….!)
In their latest newsletter the theatre committee say the start time for restoration of their “beloved fire station theatre” has been moved back to October 2015 – which has potentially given them eight more slots for in-house shows.
“Please do keep an eye on the website for further announcements about the 2015 season, as shows are being announced as they are confirmed. “Particularly exciting, and a first for SLT, is April Fools, a three night festival of comedy from the 23rd to 25th of April, with different comics every night. Tickets available for all shows from the Box Office on 020 8670 3474.
In Prompt Corner from 24th February the theatre are presenting The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington, described as a gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. www.southlondontheatre.co.uk
CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.
Now on two sites – the normal Antenna car park site and also in the Haynes Lane market courtyard.
“Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market. Their shopping list – which changes every so often. – can be found at
Guest lunch – stone baked pizza from Forno Viaggiante: Giancarlo says “Ciao Crystal Palace! Special is Fiorentina, with asparagus, soft egg, caramelised onion and olives.”
Wine by Le Grappin Wines: From winemaker Emma (Andrew’s wife) “We will be back at the market this Saturday so don’t forget to bring your bottles (any bottles) for refills of Fresh. Check our facebook page for photos – the harvest day at the vineyard in Fleurie, the cases of grapes outside our winery in Beaune before they went onto the sorting table, then into a fermenter to turn into wine. Come and chat and have a taste .. we will be in the courtyard with all of the fab bread and charcuterie!”
Lunch – weekly stalls: From Comfort & Joy, sausages and burgers from Jacob’s Ladder, ham sandwiches from The Charcuterie Board.
Handmade pasta & sauces: By Pastificio Mansi. From Manu “Ciao Bella, We have our broccoli pesto and tomato sauce, black truffle tortelloni, Gorgonzola and pear, mince pork mushroom and spinach, tagliatelle.”
Fish: From Dan the fish man “February’s catch is never particularly varied – bass and cod for us with a few flat fish thrown in for good measure. We did however catch a red mullet this week which is always a nice sign that spring is on it’s way (a fisherman’s version of daffodils maybe?). Expect much the same as last week that – the best quality fish and shellfish from our shores!”
Fresh Fish… whole Sussex sea bass £18.95kg, Sussex cod fillet £15.95kg, Sussex cod loin £19.95kg, large Cornish mackerel £7.95kg, organic salmon fillets £4.25 each, sashimi quality tuna loin £3.20/100g, fresh whole Sussex squid £1.70/100g, red snapper fillet £2.40/100g, fresh sprats £7.50kg, skate (ray) wing £13.95kg. Shellfish… live Cornish mussels £6kg, live Cornish oysters £1.20 each or 6 for £7, large wild tiger prawns £2.50 each, white tiger prawns £2.20/100g, Palourde clams £11.95kg, diver caught large scallops £3.95/100g. Plus the usual selection of smoked fish and cooked shellfish.
Place an order or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906, by email on [email protected] and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons. This is a lovely and informative write up of Veaseys.
Meat: 20% off lamb merguez sausages. Farmer Jayne suggests making a slow cooked spicy lamb hot pot with merguez sausages. Jacob’s Ladder Farms is a collection of small scale organic and biodynamic farms scattered throughout Kent and East Sussex that have come together to be able to sell a full range of meat raised in natural and traditional ways. To place an order phone Jayne Duveen on 07565 303 559 or email.
Loose leaf tea from Tiger Spring Tea: South Norwood tea man Nigel says “We have our very special Burmese Green Tea back in stock. Money we donate goes to the charity ‘Helping the Burmese Delta’ who have so far built 25 new schools since cyclone Nargis struck in 2008. Visit www.helpingtheburmesedelta.org”
NEW STALL British cured meats from The Charcuterie Board: Owen’s news this week is like an ode to swine… “Our domestic heritage when it comes to cured meat is markedly different from our friends across the channel, and while the noble pig has a long and illustrious history in the annuls of British gastronomic history, nobody can really claim that we invented salami, chorizo, or bratwurst. That said, after realising that we can make anything we damn well please on these shores, we decided to revamp a Calabrian speciality known as ‘nduja. Those of you who frequent trendy East London pizzerias will undoubtedly have had some squidged on some sourdough, but John at Moons Green has a slightly different take. Ours is still spicy and porky, but it’s notably drier, we use fresh chillies which we think make a big difference, and we get some smoky notes with the smoked paprika we use. Great for cooking, and a little goes a long way, try mixing some in with your scrambled eggs of a Sundaymorning – delicious.”
Also on the charcuterie stall this weekend, the usual: ham sandwiches, ham by the slice and a range of Moons Green saucisson – chorizo, rosemary & garlic, wild mushroom & truffle, cobnut & red wine, wild fennel & garlic. Game salami from Native Breeds – Wild boar, juniper & caraway, Venison, pork & long pepper, Beer sticks, Air-dried pork jowl (guanciale), and Hot-smoked beef brisket (pastrami).
Preserves by Imogeni: This week sees the return of her tasty lemon curd.
Storecupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Seed of the week – chia seed. Chia is a species of flowering plant in the mint family [who knew?] and is native to South America. The seeds are loaded with fibre, protein, Omega 3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.They can be eaten raw (soaked in juice, water or milk as a drink), added to smoothies, porridge or baked goods (we use in a banana bread recipe), made into Chia pudding, as an egg substitute, or to improve exercise performance due to their high nutrient rich energy production. Our chia seeds are £2.30/100g or £6.89 for 300g. Plus, raw organic wildflower honey back in stock – £4.20 per jar.
Gluten free/dairy free/yeast free from Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Elvira’s feast for Saturday includes Cakes… carrot-pistachio, pumpkin-chocolate, nutty brownie, lemon polenta, vegan chocolate. Savoury tarts… spinach-leek, mushrooms, tomato-olives, plus vegan. Bread. Tagliatelle egg pasta.
Raw milk, butter, cream etc: From Hook and Son’s farmer Steve’s own organic herd near Eastbourne.
Fruit, veg & salad: Stein & crew at Brambletye, Jason, Paul, Tim etc at Brockmans, Adrian et al at Wild Country Organics and our own CP Patchwork Farm posse.
Brockmans Farm news: Jason’s update “One of the more exciting occurrences of late has been the delivery of a brand new tractor. John Deere are a reknowned name, even outside of farming circles, and for good reason. This 5085M tractor is going to be of the utmost benefit to our veggies this year; it’s the first brand new tractor on site in 50 years and possesses some useful features: thinner tyres reducing compaction, incredibly fuel efficient engine, front and rear linkage, allowing more machinery to operate at once, ‘Creeper Gears’ for slow moving work, such as weeding / bed-forming. We all can’t wait to put it to work!”
Patchwork Farm: Locally grown produce to swap or sell. Please bring in egg boxes for our potato chitting activity.
Eggs: From Brambletye & Hook.
Bread: From Chas & Momo’s* Thornton Heath bakery, Bread Bread (at the Grain Grocer) and Brockwell Bake (on Jacob’s Ladder).
*Chas has lost his voice, so I suspect there won’t be so much cheek from him on Saturday. (teehee) He’ll have a full range available – have you tried his latest bread – the multigrain? So good.
Cakes by Eat & Mess: Kate has been taking inspiration from retro tea parties and American comfort food this week. Look out for fudgy brownies (choose from cheesecake or salted peanut butter), white chocolate berry cheesecake, chocolate Guinness cake, coffee walnut sponge cake, mini pear and ginger loaf cakes, mini Victoria sponge cakes, gingerbread chaps, dodgy jammers, and iced buns!
Andy from Brockwell Bake on Radio 4: With a high-profile documentary film, ‘The Grain Divide’, about to go on global release, Dan Saladino discovers a worldwide movement of farmers, bakers and breeders rethinking and rediscovering wheat – from long-lost varieties and flavours to re-imagining the future of our relationship with this grain. Link.
Handmade Palace: Locally made arts & crafts. This week – prints & photography from £35, jewellery from £4, notebooks from £4, ceramics from £2, tile framed mirrors from £50, Baby wear from £4, Skincare from £5, Crochet craft from £3.50, Bike upcycled (lol) work from £15. Cards (£2 – £3) & gift wrapping available. Email Beth for more information, or to ask about joining.
The cafe will be open for coffee, tea, snacks or beer if you fancy it.
Check out our next door neighbours Haynes Lane Market. It’s a treasure trove of collectables in there!
Foodbank: They are very short of tinned fruit, tinned veg, toothpaste and shampoo. Latest drop off (Tues 17 Feb) 25kg. That takes our collective total to 289kg! Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.