Lime and Chipotle Chilli Gourmet Marshmallows

As a self-confessed chilli addict I’m always on the lookout for products that will give me my next hit on the Scoville scale. So when last week’s episode of Sunday Brunch had food writer Rebecca Seal presenting a selection of gourmet marshmallows – including a Lime and Chipotle chilli flavour marshmallow, my interest was suitably piqued. I wasn’t convinced that anything other than the typical vanilla “marshmallow” flavour was necessarily a good thing but I’m open to trying new flavour combinations when there’s chilli involved. Continue reading “Lime and Chipotle Chilli Gourmet Marshmallows”

Cycle parking now included on Long Causeway plans

In what appears to be a small victory for campaigners, Peterborough City Council has now revised plans for Long Causeway in the City Centre to now include cycle parking – previously omitted from proposed development works.

The response I received from the council:
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“End of an era” as Reba closes in Peterborough

I was sad to hear that long-time independent boutique shop Reba (formerly Balagan) in Cathedral Square, Peterborough is closing after 19 years trading in the city centre, with January 11th being the final day. I’ve fond memories of descending the steps into the shop which opens up into a little Aladdin’s cave of display cabinets and shelves, searching for that elusive gift for someone hard to buy for.

More recently Rachel has been one of the key champions of independent retailers in Peterborough so the closure of Reba and the loss of yet another niche retailer is a blow to the “indie” campaign and Peterborough’s retail offering. Even the Reba “message of the day” blackboard outside the entrance of the shop has been a nice addition to what is already probably the best dressed shop in the Peterborough.

Reba owner Rachel Parkin put together such an emotive press release to announce the closure that I wanted to publish it here. I’d like to wish Rachel and staff at Reba all the best for the future.

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