Mad About Seafood

We have some outstanding new seafood meals in the freezer at the moment.  They are delicious, made in West Sussex from sustainable fish stocks and come in compostable packaging. We currently have the following available: Salmon Wellington – £5.99 –  a succulent and delicious top quality Scottish Farmed Salmon in a … Read More

Quickes Cheddar Truckle

A mature Quickes Cheddar Truckle is a wonderful thing to have over Christmas – cloth bound, inviting a dig as you pass by, this is a serious piece of cheese. It’s described as a complex creamy cheddar that offers outstanding depth of flavour. An exquisitely distinctive taste which develops as … Read More

Local Christmas Cheeseboard

It’s now possible to have a seriously good cheeseboard using Hampshire and Sussex cheese makers. Not only is the quality outstanding, but the variety is also so diverse that you can have 6 or more cheeses on the board with completely different styles, tastes and textures. We have been raving … Read More

Ashling Park Sparkling English Wine

I wanted to give a shout out to our local sparkling wine: Ashling Park which has just won Gold Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 for their Ashling Park Cuvee NV.  With only 9 UK golds this year, they are up with the best.  The judges described Ashling Park … Read More

Try Smoked Trout this Christmas

We have some seriously delicious smoked trout available from Chalk Stream Foods this Christmas and it’s worth giving trout serious consideration instead of smoked salmon this year. The award-winning (2 gold stars) cold smoked trout is finely sliced and available in packs of 100g, 200g and whole sides (minimum 450g) … Read More

Pannage Pork 2018

This year the pannage season has been fairly short, despite huge amounts of acorns in some areas of the New Forest. Richard has had his pigs (rare breed Middle White / Landcross) out on the acorns fattening nicely. They’ve enjoyed the relatively mild weather this autumn and have been hoovering … Read More

Gavin’s Cinnamon Apple Muffins Recipe

Cinnamon Apple Muffins Recipe Total Time 35 minutes Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Ingredients 250g plain flour + 2 teaspoons for coating apples 11⁄2 teaspoons baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon for coating apples 250g diced apples 125gunsalted butter, room temperature … Read More

Hampshire Goats Cheese: Beau Farm

On Wednesday Darren from Beau Farm popped into the shop to see if we know about his goats cheese and whether we were interested. I’m happy to say that their range of goats cheese is superb, with a brie, ash log and gouda that are all delicious, different are now … Read More

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