A warm springtime welcome to all our Riverside Café customers.
Did you see?.......The Riverside Café was featured this March in the Daily Telegraph as one of the top 25 gourmet garden centre cafes in the country!
As the weather improves come and sit outdoors on our sun terrace and enjoy the atmosphere. We’re now moving over to our summer menu which includes
- Light summer soups
- Fresh mixed salad bowls topped with falafels and aioli
- Scrummy roasted sweet potato and walnut salad
- Good old favourite, Ploughman’s with a choice of cheese
Also a wide selection of delicious home-made cakes, choice of cold summer juices some with fizz, and organic juice boxes served all day
Special for Mothering Sunday (Sunday 30th March)
Home-made Fresh Cream Strawberry Cupcakes - bring your mum or even someone else’s!
Café Opening Hours
Mon to Fri: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Sat: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Sun: 10.30am - 4.00pm
A range of teas, coffees, juices and cakes are served all day
Recipe of the Month
Almond and Apple Cake
225g castor sugar
4 large free range eggs
335g self-raising Flour
2 eating apples
110g icing sugar
28g flaked almonds
Put butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl, whisk until light and fluffy. Add two eggs one at a time with a little flower, continue lightly mixing, add the remainder of the flour with two teaspoons of almond essence, also peel, core and chop the apples adding to the mixture, mix well and put into a lined 8” baking tin Bake for 45minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch. You may also test by inserting a knife into the centre of the cake, if the knife comes out clean then the cake is baked, if not, then return to the oven for a further 5 minutes.
Mix the icing sugar with two teaspoons of Almond essence and a little warm water. Spread the icing on the cake whilst still warm, then sprinkle the flaked almonds on top. Allow to cool a little and enjoy Yummy!!
This Month's Artist
The pictures here show my exploration of the face, a subject I find fascinating.
I am not looking to make an exact representation of the faces but more of an abstraction. Using the shapes found within the contours and the effect of light on the surface of the skin and hair, I use strong colours and high contrast to describe the features and emotions.