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Saturday 30 April 2016

Mary Berry at Crab Fest Salcombe : And Crabbing at Mudeford Quay

In the UK this weekend it's a bank holiday weekend ... yes a three day weekend. Some may be planning on travelling to spend time with family and friends. Others may be staying local and enjoying (weather permitting) some local fun-filled charity events, or simply doing some gardening or decorating! Whatever your plans, and whatever the weather I do hope it will be an enjoyable weekend.

Now should you happen to be in South West England, and in particular near Salcombe, you may like to go along to the Crab Festival, where there will be plenty to see and do, just keep fingers crossed for dry weather! Lovely Mary Berry will officially open proceedings ... I wonder if she may have a delicious crab recipe - or perhaps it will be one of her cakes for all to see!

above image of Salcombe from here

"WELCOME to Salcombe Crabfest inaugural event 1st May 2016. We hope you will have a fantastic day out at this new and unique festival to celebrate crab and all things seafood – and enjoy the opportunity to see over 40 exhibitors and raise money for local charities.  

With so much to see and do, the organisers are delighted that the event will be opened on the 1st May at 10am by the ‘Queen of Cakes’, Mary Berry (CBE) who will be talking about her life, favourite recipes and of course the hit TV series of The Great British Bake Off.

Plus please remember to walk along to the RNLI for crabbing activities and then on to Whitestrand Quay to see a collection of local commercial and heritage fishing boats. Today is all about raising money for a number of local charities. 

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea - they provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service. With their lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue, they are committed to saving lives ... 24 people a day.

image shows Shannon lifeboat with a fund raising cake
not sure if it was made by Mary Berry
or a volunteer helping the RNLI raise funds ...

Another great place for crabbing is Mudeford Quay, Dorset, pictured below

The grand-children love going there and doing some crabbing. You can also visit the fresh fish stall to buy crabs, scallops and all sorts of great fish. If you are down that way, I can recommend it, it's a lovely place to visit. Walk along and take in the sights and sounds, see the local fishing boats, have a ferry boat ride over to Mudeford Sandbank and just take time to spend a relaxing day...

Here is a lovely crab recipe 

Crab Bites (bacon wrapped crab) - you can see it here

Here is a lovely scallops recipe

Pan Fried Scallops With Warm Chorizo - see it here

Wishing all readers a Happy Weekend
All the best Jan


Jo said...

It sounds like a great event. Not sure what we're doing yet, Mick's cricket match has been called off today because of a waterlogged pitch and we're due yet more rain so I think we'd better plan something indoors. I hope the weather stays fine further south so that you can get to attend the events you have planned to visit.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, enjoy your bank holliday and long weekend. Seafood fest sounds awesome. Living in Maryland, we do enjoy our Maryland crabcakes. I love almost all kinds of seafood. Great post and photos. Happy Saturday, Happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Fun. Hope the weather is good.

Jenny S

Phil Slade said...

The weather looks fine and sunny down Dorset way. I hope it stays that way for all of us or we'll get a little crabby too.

Anonymous said...

Weather not bad at the moment.
Looks a good event, enjoy it.


Debbie said...

that first image is AWESOME!!! i think my favorite are scallops, if prepared properly. next are crab legs, but they are so much work to eat!!! we have many seafood festivals in my area, but they are always so crowded!!!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Looks like a lovely place to spend a day, and all of that delicious food has me ready to hop on a plane!

The Happy Whisk said...

I am a HUGE Mary Berry fan. She is the best.

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.
Jo, Eileen, Jenny, Phil, Ben, Debbie, Amy, and Ivy

Event well well - see more in the local paper here
"Queen of the bake-off and ex-Royal watcher give seafood festival a boost"

Read more:

All the best Jan