Then a visit to Fox's Spices to buy some herbs & spices they don't seem to have a web site but attend agricultural shows and do mail order. An excellent company.
Tried to get into Carluccios for lunch http://www.carluccios.com/ but it was too busy, a bottle of Oflemon Oil was purchased.
A table was found at The Hathaway Tearooms in High Street http://www.hathawaytearooms.com/ lunch was
asparagus with hollandaise sauce with shavings of parmesan and a poached egg and J's friend had pannini with red pepper and goats cheese - both were delicious
A stop at the new Waitrose on the way back to friends house to stock up with some foodie goodies http://www.waitrose.com/
As the 4 J's blog is called Lardycake some delicious lardycakes were purchased from Wests of Wellesbourne where they had previously been know to be excellent...
Compton Verny was visited http://www.comptonverney.org.uk/ and of course lunch was involved!
Provencal soup with a sun dried tomato roll (an extra roll each was requested as so tasty) The waiter was very pleasant. A cheese board was shared with some local Warwickshire cheeses and the portions were generous. Highly recommended......