Sunday, 25 February 2007

R T Harvey Ltd

Today we had another gamey pork pie from R T Harvey Ltd. Our pre-pie walk started at the church in Ormesby St. Michael, that boasted a scratch dial. From here we walked via Ormesby St. Margaret, where the church there also had a scratch dial, to the King's Head for Birthday beers. Returning to Ormesby St. Michael, we had canap├ęs and champagne (supplied by Josie), pork pie, judged to score a normalised 7.5 (the same score as it received on the 17th of December at Gunton) followed by birthday cake! Meanwhile Don had gone into the church yard to let off a few celebratory fireworks!!! Is it any wonder I can't recall too much detail about the pie!
Scratch dial at Ormesby St. Michael                        Scratch dial at Ormesby St. Margaret

Sunday, 18 February 2007

G. F. White

Today we walked from Salle, home of an elegant 12 legged, 100,000 gallon water tower, to work up our appetite for our pies from G. F. White, traditional family butchers of Aylsham. I'd sampled one of their superb sausage rolls the day before, so was sure these would not disappoint... They looked good, but the pastry was very hard and the meat filling didn't have the wow of their sausage rolls, so only a normalised 6.5 for G. F. White.

Sunday, 4 February 2007

Bakers and Larners

Bakers and Larners of Holt provided the pork pie this Sunday. It was tasted following a walk from Baconsthorpe near by. The pie had a very good appearance and was very tasty scoring a normalised 8.5 - stealing the title of "Pie of the year" from Walkers fluted pie, last week.
The 1950's, 200,000 gallon water tower at Baconsthorpe, note unusual octagonal windows