04 September 2007
Dundee Flower and Food Festival 2007
This festival is held every September, over a three day period. It is based in the city's Camperdown Country Park and this year it attracted over 27,000 people!
Among the many attractions, there were cookery demonstrations, a craft and jewellery fair, flower and vegetable growing competitions, flower arranging, a children's activity marquee, science experiments, a clydesdale horse(!) and many many food stalls!
Of course, you know where I spent all my money, don't you?
I was helping out in the children's marquee, making dragon masks, so I missed out on the cookery demonstrations, but I did get a good look around!
On day 1, I bought a couple of delicious truckles of handmade cranberry cheese from the nice man at the Bexton Cheese stand.
Bexton cheese is handmade and waxed in a farmhouse in Knutsford. There is something amazingly satisfying in opening a cheese, which is encased in wax. A much more pleasurable experience than opening the poor sweating cheese in plastic, that is found in most supermarkets!
I also picked up couple of extraordinarily pretty bottles of Fortant White Merlot from Patrick at Aitken Wines.
Patrick certainly knows his stuff when it comes to a good bottle of wine. I am now hooked on Fortant!
Cork'd , gave the Fortant White Merlot as healthy score of 90%, but I would score it much higher! It has a taste of strawberries and is just too easy to drink on a warm Summer's night!
So ended a lovely day out, the sun shone and my feet ached, so all I could do was go home and curl up on the couch with some cranberry cheese and oatcakes, accompanied by a large glass of Fortant White Merlot!