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Food for Thought: Crunchie Munchies and the Ellis Mill

Written by on 21st February 2013

Each week on Food for Thought I find out about the food, cafes and restaurants that are all here in Lincoln. On this week’s show I talk to Stephanie Milner who set up the alternative takeaway company Crunchie Munchies as well as visiting the Ellis Mill to see how flour is made.

Listen to the programme via the player below:

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Crunchie Munchies leaflet | Photo: Charlotte ReidCrunchie Munchies is a different kind of takeaway selling cakes and treats instead of pre-prepared meals. Set up by graduates from Bishop Grosseteste, money from the business goes towards community drama projects. Stephanie Milner, a co-director of Crunchie Munchies, came down to the Siren studios to chat about her takeaway cake business.

You can listen to the interview with Stephanie in full below:

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The Ellis Mill in Lincoln | Photo: Charlotte ReidYou might have seen the Ellis Mill looking over Lincoln, and last weekend I finally got a chance to visit it. The mill dates from 1798 but was closed in the 1940s. However, the mill was restored and in 1981 it began to make flour again.

The mill is now managed by Lincolnshire County Council but volunteers help to run the mill and make the flour, which you can buy if you visit the mill.

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The Ellis Mill is open on Sundays from 2pm until dusk currently, but school trips or group bookings can be arranged at other times but talk to the Museum of Lincolnshire Life first.

The mill is also looking for more volunteers, so if it would help your studies at university or it sounds like something you would be interested in helping with then get in touch with The Museum of Lincolnshire Life.