Emsworth Pottery

We have a new display of beautiful locally-made pottery in the shop, in a range of colours and styles that are unique but practical works of art.  In blues, browns and sandy glazes, with cups, plates, vases, and jugs, they invoke a sense of place. They make ideal vessels for … Read More

Quince Charming

One of our lovely customers has brought in a large box of quince which was keenly bartered for.  They are particularly large and shapely (with a couple of naughty quinces lobbed in, much like the Royal Family). They are still firm, but will ripen over the next few weeks, and … Read More

Nuts about Autumn

We have just taken delivery of some glorious Kentish Cobnuts, both in and out of the husk.  Those in the husk are fresh, tender and moist, but will dry out over the next few weeks into the classic hazelnut kernel.  We also have Hampshire walnuts from St Clair’s estate, and … Read More

Apple Meringue Pie Recipe

Apple Meringue Pie was a special treat when I was growing up.  It’s a sweeter version of a standard apple pie, so might be best for young families, but it looks incredible and is great for celebrating the English apple season. Recipe for apple meringue pie: Ingredients: For the Pie … Read More

Big Green Egg Rotisserie

Big Green Egg now has a superb rotisserie attachment to spit roast your ingredients over the coals. The rotisserie gives you enough room to set up sides and sauces under the spit to absorb the juices from the meat above. It’s perfect for Sunday Lunch rotisserie chicken, leg of lamb … Read More

Sparkling Tea & Wild Botanical Drinks

We have some delicious new non-alcoholic drinks in this week, including Sparkling Tea and some outstanding wild botanical drinks that we have enjoyed tasting and can highly recommend. Real’s Sparkling Tea, Royal Flush, is made using first flush Darjeeling, the Queen of Tea, fermented to produce a non-alcoholic Sparkling which … Read More

Roe Deer Venison

This week we have a small quantity of wild roe deer – this venison is prized for excellent eating qualities and is currently in season.  We don’t normally sell venison in August as the heat usually means people don’t feel like eating red meat, but the delightful weather this year … Read More

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