Shrove Tuesday recipe inspiration...

Shrove Tuesday recipe inspiration...

Shrove Tuesday recipe inspiration...

Fancy something a little different on Pancake Day? Why not try the Circus Sauce brined and roast duck with pancakes and celeriac remoulade? 

This is like a western crispy duck and pancakes and it's rather moreish. The brining is very important here, it flavours the duck and allows it to get lovely and crispy. Serve with a heap of pancakes, the remoulade and plum sauce. 

Nostalgia, oak trees and the capital

Nostalgia, oak trees and the capital

Nostalgia, oak trees and the capital

Stadhampton was a brief affair though thoroughly enjoyable. The bank holiday weekend at Sudeley Castle shortened our weekend by a day and with the restaurant team fully assembled it was time to start to really get into things. After a wonderful visit to the brilliant Zippo’s circus directed by our very own David Hibling, we were ready for another busy weekend.

At last Rehearsals!

At last Rehearsals!

At last Rehearsals!

At last rehearsals! Over these 4 weeks everyone arrives and is introduced to each other. For those who have been with the Circus a while it’s exciting to imagine how the season will unfold and for the new it’s like stepping into some obscure novel. James and his merry band of musicians arrived on the first week with Hannah, Louis and Drummer Dave returning from last year with the addition of Spencer (vocals and sax) and Sarah (trombone).

Summer is Coming...

Summer is Coming...

Summer is Coming...

It’s that time again. The circus looms before us with the promise of wonder and excitement and I start my blog, fairly early I’ll admit however there is much to be done in preparation over the next month. I’ll come to that in a bit!  For now, to answer the most commonly asked question of us vagabonds: “so what do you do in the winter?”