The Kitchen Secret, brainchild of the scrumptious Tash Perkins, who comes to your kitchen, chops, dices, steams, stirs, whisks, frys and roasts you up a storm with only the freshest ingredients. Oh and did I mention she does all the food shopping too (calm down Mudsters, I can hear the excited screams from here)!Read more
It’s good for a beer festival AND for a meal, read our review of the pub set in Northamptonshire’s gorgeous countryside (and there’s a pond)!Read more
We’ve got glamour, we’ve got St Georges day and the rug rats have gone back to school! The county has more than its fair share of indoor and outdoor fun on offer, so pour a coffee, pull up a pew and enjoy the silence while you plan your week’s fun!
Las Vegas Party Night, Whittlebury Hall, 7.30pm, 21 April
You’ve looked after the kids but the Easter holidays are over and it’s ‘you’ time.Read more
The Welsh may have their leeks, the Scots their Haggis, and the Irish, er potatoes, but what do English Northamptonshire types have to celebrate on our patron saint’s day? Dragon burgers? Nope – sausages.
I’d like to claim that the common sausage was English, and specifically – from Northants but it’s not, so bear with me dear reader. The manufacture of sausages began over two thousand years ago… The modern word “sausage” comes from Old French “saussiche”, which is derived from the Latin word “salsus” meaning “salted”.Read more
A range of ethical, organic chocolate with 21 different flavours to choose from. Corby based Seed and Bean bring us some high quality palate pleasers to die for. Who needs Easter as the excuse to partake?Read more
This year Muddy Stilettos Northants is teaming up with Althorp Food and Drink Festival, May 6 & 7 to find out who is the people’s favourite exhibitor at the weekend event. From sausages to sauces, wine to water buffalo, if you’re at the event, pick out your winner – with over 40 to choose from.Read more
Those of you Mudsters who were here at the genesis of Muddy in February last year will recall that Adam Church, Head Chef and part owner of the Bread and Pullet, was one of the first of the Northants establishment to open its doors to Muddy Stilettos and we gave the food and the ambience a glowing review. Well, we’re both a year older, we’re still seeing each other but are we still in love?Read more
Ahhhhhhhh, how I perceive myself having a cocktail may not necessarily translate to how I actually look having one; but nevertheless, I like cocktails, and so I shall endeavour to carry on drinking them, whether I can emulate Betty Draper or not.
There are some great cocktail bars in Northants (here’s a blog post we did last year with some Muddy faves), but they’re often a destination venue on a night out, rather than just a quick drink after work, or somewhere you can enjoy a cocktail while the kids have their tea.Read more
Staycation. Staycation Staycation. It’s an opportunity to take some time out and explore your own county, even if you only have a spare evening. And it still surprises me that after a twenty minute car journey from Northampton (a mere skip across the M1 to the west of the county), you can have yourself a proper local adventure. Door to door and back in 24 hours, we’ve met some inspiringly talented people and bone fide entrepreneurs.Read more
I used to think everyone loved indian food. But as my number of friendship groups has grown, there’s always one person who ‘doesn’t fancy a curry.’ That person is not me. Ask Mr Muddy. Given the choice of the offerings in our house for a takeaway, namely – Indian, Chinese, Chippy, Turkish or Caribbean – (I’d like to have Thai thrown in the mix, but for some reason, there isn’t one in close enough for just a last minute supper choice), I’ll inevitably plump for Indian.Read more