... one of my reasons for starting this blog was to extol the virtues of Lincolnshire food and Lincolnshire producers... a much neglected and often over-looked county (just try playing 'Where's Lincolnshire?' next time you watch the BBC Weather...) ... and whilst I regularly use produce, when in season, from the county I feel that I haven't really sung it's praises regularly enough...
... and so whilst thinking about what kind of Christmas presents to buy our dear friends Richard and Peter, (both foodies) the idea of a Lincolnshire hamper came to mind... I like to call it 'gifting with produce'... or even 'locally sourced love'... but most definitely a 'present with pride'.
The Lincolnshire Hamper contains:
A bottle of Heart of Gold cold-pressed rapeseed oil
A bottle of Belvoir Ginger Cordial
A jar of Lincolnshire Honey
A pack of Lincolnshire Poacher cheese
A pack of Cote Hill Yellow cheese
A loaf of Myers Lincolnshire Plum Bread
... and because it's soon to be the new year and I'm so damn proud... (drum-roll please) ... for the first time ever on this little blog of mine, I am giving away a Lincolnshire Hamper, as above, to one of my lucky readers... all you have to do is post a comment telling me what your favourite local food is (local to you, that is...) and I will randomly pick a winner in the new year... because the giveaway is food based i'm afraid its UK address's only please but this doesn't mean my international friends cannot enter, they could win this for a UK based friend or relative... lovely... good luck to all... and may I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2011!
eat and of course, enjoy!