Eddington Cookbook #3 Halloumotes

Eddington Cookbook #3 Halloumotes

Halloumotes (Halloumi bread)

This weeks recipe comes from Eddington resident Argyris, who is a volunteer at the Eddington Eats community restaurant at Storey’s Field Centre and has been an Eddington resident for 1 year and 6 months.

I am Argyris and I come from Cyprus the land of halloumi. These halloumi breads (halloumotes) are very popular for breakfast (or any time of day!) and can be found at any bakery. Here is my version of them:

Eddington Cookbook #2 Gateaux aux pommes

Eddington Cookbook #2 Gateaux aux pommes

Gateaux aux pommes 

This weeks recipe comes from Alice, who is a volunteer at the Eddington Eats community restaurant at Storey’s Field Centre and has been an Eddington resident for 1 year and 2 months.

Hi, my name is Alice and, like Lis, I love to cook. Since the beginning of its adventure, I have followed the development of Eddington Eats and participated as much as I could to help Lis make it a success. Cooking together for our neighbours has been an amazing experience and I have learnt a lot amongst the volunteers. Unfortunately, in this period of pandemic, we can’t meet and share a diner together as we have all moved to home working and self-isolation. But, this is an opportunity to test new recipes. And here is my new invention: an apple cake!

Here are the ingredients you will need:

Eddington Cookbook #1 Home-made bread

Eddington Cookbook #1 Home-made bread

Home-made bread

You may have guessed it by now, but in case it wasn’t clear I will let you in on the secret: I love to cook. For most of my adult years I have been cooking my own food, which brings great joy to me. However, when I moved to Eddington, I thought I would love to share this joy with other people and as a bonus get to know my neighbours. So in April 2019 I started the Eddington Eats community restaurant. Little did I know that cooking for groups of people is a completely different experience than cooking for myself.

Eddington Bear Hunt

Looking for something to keep your little ones busy during your one walk a day? Why not go on a Bear Hunt in Eddington?
Inspired by the popular children’s book ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ by Rosen and Oxenbury, people around the world are ‘hiding’ bears in their windows.
The bears are meant to cheer up young children and their parents who are being kept indoors.
Below is a map of the bears currently spotted around Eddington. Do you have one in your window as well, which is not on our map yet, let us know…
Call for recipes!

Call for recipes!

Eddington Eats is moving online!


Dear neighbours,

I hope you are all safe and well inside, whether you are still in Eddington or staying with family elsewhere. My thoughts are with you. During these times it’s crucial to maintain our distance from others to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 and sadly that means that the Eddington Eats community dinner has been cancelled for the foreseeable future.

Good neighbours

[Updated 2 April 2020]

The West Cambridge community are collaborating and helping one another in the difficult times of the current pandemic.

A noticeboard outside Sainsburys, Eddington, offered help with grocery shopping, picking up necessities, walking the dog, 'a friendly chat and more' with the contact details of Hope Bretscher and David Palecek.

David, 32, who is a researcher at the University of Cambridge said "I saw the numbers related to the coronavirus and I thought that it would be really important to offer help specifically to older people."

They have currently helped a 63-year-old man living in Eddington who has displayed mild symptoms of Coronavirus.

[Keep Calm sign]

Help and Support

[updated 2 April 2020]

We are grateful for the person-to-person support already offered by local volunteers and also for the advice and suggestions coming in by e-mail.

There is a Castle Ward Covid-19 community support group being setup with support from Cambridge City Council. The lead community group for Castle Ward is the Benson Residents' Association, who are already well-established, with the Eddington Residents' Association as an sub-admin group.

It is the intention that people self isolating will be supported by their community and sheltered (vulnerable) people will be supported by county council services. The council will vet volunteers and is providing funding for expenditure such as insurance. With the council's support, this will help us follow best practice.

Their is still a lot to organise, meanwhile the following council page has further information on city wide volunteer support:

Eddington Eats - 4 March

Eddington Eats Wednesday 4 March

Another popular Eddington Eats was held last Wednesday. Thank you very much Lis, our head cook and team of volunteers for this North-African lentil soup and salad.

Eddington Eats is a monthly pop-up community restaurant at Storey’s Field Centre. By neighbours for neighbours; a group of volunteers get together to cook a healthy, delicious dish every month to share and create an evening for Eddington residents to eat and meet. Our aim is to share the joy of cooking and good food, and to combat isolation and loneliness. The restaurant serves dishes from varying cuisines, using recipes suggested by fellow residents who wish to participate and share their food culture. Forget about doing the dishes and enjoy a fun, cosy evening with great food and conversation!

Cambridge Science Festival 2020


Cambridge Science Festival 2020

Tickets are available now!

See the calendar for March in the Events tab for a list of the festival events being held in Eddington and links to book tickets.

Thursday, 12 March comedy events:

Eddington residents get a special ticket deal and can see both comedians for £7.78 – book this in person at the Storey’s Field Centre only.


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