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October 23, 2017: Recipe of the month for October

With Halloween just around the corner you will start to see an array of different shapes and sizes of pumpkin filling up the shelves of the supermarket. Sadly, pumpkins are mainly used for decoration and the delicious flesh is discarded without being utilised. You can try simply boiling the flesh in some vegetable stock, adding a dash of cream,…

October 17, 2017: How to plan the perfect Christmas party

Whilst the Christmas party is a highlight in everyone’s social calendar, it can be a tricky event to plan successfully (and without stress!) Our conference team has three fast tips to help you plan the perfect Christmas party: 1. When? Dates for Christmas events go quickly; particularly if you are looking for an evening at…

August 31, 2017: Clare College wins Platinum in Green Impact Awards

Clare College has received a platinum award in the 2016-2017 Green Impact Awards. The Awards are part of the University of Cambridge’s Green Challenge which aim to improve sustainability across the University. Discover more about the Cambridge Green Challenge on their website. Clare’s Platinum award The Cambridge Green Challenge has been a great success over the last five years…

August 31, 2017: Recipe of the Month for September

Blackberry season is in full swing at the moment and this berry is so versatile. You could try simply cooking them down with some sugar to make a delicious jam to spread over your toast in the morning or pouring over some vanilla yoghurt and a drizzle of honey to make a delicious dessert or afternoon…

August 22, 2017: Recipe of the Month for August

  Figs are now starting to come into season, unfortunately mostly coming from the warmer parts of Europe but luckily for us, Essex have started growing and selling figs! This is great news for fig lovers as they are notoriously difficult to transport due to their soft flesh which bruises easily and loses its freshness…

June 28, 2017: 7 things to do in Cambridge this summer

  Cambridge Open Studios 1-23rd July 2017 Discover Cambridge Open Studios this July where you can see the works of 350 artists taking part at 271 locations in Cambridge and the surrounding villages. Find out more on the Open Studios website by clicking here. Catch Emma at the Cambridge Arts Theatre 4-8th July 2017 Jane…

June 27, 2017: Recipe of the month for July

The British strawberry season hits its peak in June and July, so make sure to find a local farm and get picking (and tasting!) When the strawberries are in their peak they are beautiful alone or simply with cream. You could also make use of another seasonal ingredient and drizzle them in a little elderflower…

May 31, 2017: 5 reasons not to come to Clare College for your event

1. You are not someone who can be inspired (and nor are your guests) Clare College’s setting offers an inspirational environment for any event and is located in the heart of the city of Cambridge. Discover more about the college’s location here. 2. You are don’t enjoy beautiful scenery Part of Clare College’s inspirational atmosphere is…

May 30, 2017: Recipe of the Month for June

British tomato season starts in June and runs right through until October. Our Head Chef, Byron, has a recipe for you to try at home to make the most of tomato season. To get the most out of your tomatoes, Byron recommends to season them with salt, pepper and a good splash of olive oil and let them sit…

May 3, 2017: Recipe of the Month for May

  The Jersey Royal is harvested from late March to early July with the peak of the season being May. Jersey Royals are the best new potato around, so you definitely want to make the most of them when they are in season. They are a firm, waxy new potato that has a fabulous nutty…