Down Hall Hotel and Spa, Bishop's Stortford's most local stately home, is set in 110 acres of woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens with an intriguing royal connection.
Food writer Saira Hamilton, the 2013 TV MasterChef finalist from Sawbridgeworth, has come up with a Valentines Day three-course meal especially for Indie readers (two at a time, of course) thats both light and easy to pull off
Three siblings, who were once fussy eaters, have uncovered their talent for creative cooking, thanks to their three-year-old French bulldog, Freddie.
Festivities commence in Bishop's Stortford on Saturday with the return of the annual Christmas fayre.
Autumn is a great time of year for food lovers. Most chefs will say it is their favourite time of year, because of the wonderful variety of ingredients that are in season: apples, squash, celeriac, kale, wild mushrooms, chard, parsnips, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, Jerusalem artichokes and, the chef's most precious commodity, truffles.
Full control of Bishop's Stortford's historic market is finally set to be granted to the town council.