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Treat Time: a food blogger’s Cornish treats

Cornish treats - Rachel Wilson-Couch, Saffron BunnyThursday Treat Time is back!

As always, for a double treat I’m linking with blogger Penny Golightly, who suggests we cut out any guilt we might feel about treats.

You can see why she’s my kind of girl! More details at the bottom of the post if you like the sound of guilt-free indulgence!

And now as the summer holidays are approaching I’m taking you on a quick virtual trip down to Cornwall.

Freelance journalist and writer Rachel Wilson-Couch writes the mouth-watering food blog Saffron Bunny, where you’ll find lots of recommendations for food to buy and places to eat on your holiday.

I asked Rachel to share her favourite Cornish treats.

1. Hi Rachel, you’ve lived in Sicily, but now you’re in Cornwall – what are the best things about living in the far west?
Being surrounded by the sea, although it sometimes means that I can’t concentrate when I am supposed to be working because I want to be swimming!

2. What’s your favourite no-cost treat when you need a little boost?  How does it perk you up?
Exercise saves me every time: yoga, walking, swimming, or if I’m in the mood to do nothing, I get the cat on my lap and read Italian graphic novels with a chocolate bar and a cup of tea.

3. Cornwall is known for delicious treats like pasties and cream teas – how often do you indulge, and in what circumstances? 
I try not to indulge too often but at least a few times a month I find myself craving Cornish treats such as fish and chips, my mum’s pasties or like tonight, a big piece of belly pork from my local butcher in Lostwithiel.

4. If you had £10 or less to purchase yourself a little treat in Cornwall, what would it be?  Where would you buy it, and why?
That’s a tricky one… if it was a real treat then a glass of pink champagne from BinTwo in Padstow, or if I wanted food, a live crab for dinner!

Tell us about the Cornish restaurants and cafes you enjoy. 
I love The Duchy Nursery Café in Lostwithiel, Paul Ainsworth’s Number 6 for a real evening treat or Fifteen Cornwall for breakfast after a bodyboard.

6. If money and time were no object, what would be your ultimate Cornish foodie treat?
To spend the day on a fishing boat catching fish and seafood for an evening banquet on the beach with one long table filled with family and friends eating in the evening sunshine.

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#TreatThursday medium badgeAnd do share your own favourite foodie Cornish treats! Mine is coffee and cake at The Lime Tree Cafe at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens near Penzance. A’s is a rump steak pasty from Tregonissey Butchers in St Austell.

In August Treat Time we’re off to the South West again, and DorsetDorset blogger Ian Dicks will be giving us his pick of the best treats his home county can offer.

And now click over to Thursday Treat Time on Penny Golightly. Whether you find it hard to treat yourself or not, she has some great ideas for cheap and free treats. Enjoy. 🙂

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