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A Fox's Tale
A quick story for you today! It’s lunch time at Saltholme. The sensible twitchers, wildlife lovers, volunteers and staff make their way to our rather wonderful cafe for some hot food to keep them going through the rest of the afternoon. I am one of them, and I’ve ordered some tea and...
25 Jan 2013
Only 5 days until Christmas!
Our Sensational Scandinavian Christmas is less than a week away! Here is a heads up of what we have planned and why we are going Scandinavian this Christmas... Many of the bird on site at the moment like the dazzling waxwings , fieldfares , redwings , and even the starlings , blackbirds and robins...
26 Nov 2012
Halloween Goings On
Yesterday was the first day of our Wild Halloween weekend and it was spooktacular! It was fascinating to get close to (and in some cases even touch) bats, rats, owls, millipedes, snakes, tarantulas and allsorts of other creatures with Vicky from Scales n Tails. Coal the melanistic (dark coloured...
28 Oct 2012
Mince pies a-plenty
Hi everyone, Yes, December is here which means it's time for mince pies in the cafe. Go on, treat yourself ... Ben.
2 Dec 2011
Soup in the summer
Hi everyone, OK, so soup's perfect for a chilly autumn evening or a snowy winter dinnertime. It's not really a top choice on a sweltering summer's day - or so I thought. Last week, minted pea soup was the soup of the day in Saltholme's cafe. It was the best. So, if you fancy...
16 Aug 2011
Nettle soup all round
Hi everyone, Following the success of Saltholme's Be Nice to Nettles weekend, we're bringing you some of the nettle recipes created by Anne, Gemma and Dawn who work in the cafe. To make a nice big pan of nettle soup, you'll need ... 1 onion, chopped. 8 handfuls of young nettle...
30 May 2011
The lift is fixed
Hi everyone, A very quick message from me to say that the lift upstairs to the cafe is fixed and back in business. If you've missed Anne and the cafe team's smiling faces, then head up to see them. Anne's getting the buns ready as we speak. Thanks for being so patient, Ben.
13 May 2011
Winter warmer from the cafe ...
Hi everyone, Time for something different - a warming dish from Janis in the cafe. Saltholme's cafe gang do a great job preparing fresh scones, granola and soup every morning. They also cook all of the daily specials from scratch using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. There's allsorts to...
20 Dec 2010
Saltholme's advent calendar - 6 December
Hi everyone, Another brilliant, snowy day at Saltholme. Everything is open as usual and we've just finished putting the Christmas tree up in the cafe. My fingers are a bit sticky with tree sap, so apologies for any spelling mistakes. The first Monday of December is also the sixth day of Saltholme's...
6 Dec 2010
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