Anchovies – your kitchen essential

I’m becoming addicted to anchovies, not in a ‘wake-up and snarf a couple from the bedside’ way, but more that anchovies are creeping into more and more dishes, lifting them to new and wonderful heights. Anchovies are incredibly versatile, capable of giving an umami hit to most dishes, enhancing existing … Read More

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Quince Sticky Toffee Pudding

We made this pudding over the weekend (I say we, but it was my wife Emily, I just helped consume) and it is truly special, with all the gungy goodness of a sticky toffee pudding, but with the sweetness cut through with the floral quince flavour and fruit texture.  It’s … Read More

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Grilled Spatchcock Grouse

The traditional grouse recipe is roasted with a slice of streaky bacon on top for about 20 minutes, but if you are feeling a bit more adventurous, then this recipe is for you.  Just ask Lee or Sarah if they can spatchcock the grouse for you…. Ingredients 4 grouse (spatchcocked) … Read More

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Mushroom Season

While the storms that have struck this week herald the end of the summer drought, there is a silver lining to the start of autumn: not only are the meadows and lawns returning to green but there is a subterranean stirring that heralds the start of the mushroom season. We … Read More

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Mary Rose Pale Wheat Beer

Powder Monkey Brewery have produced another beer, in conjunction with the Mary Rose Museum, and inspired by the spices that can be found on display there: The Mary Rose Pale Wheat Beer. This unique pale ale brings an intriguing aroma with savoury notes of cracked pepper and spice, combining with … Read More

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Rural Oscars – The Countryside Alliance Awards

We’d be extremely grateful if you took the time and effort to nominate Stansted Park Farm Shop for this year’s Countryside Alliance Awards.  You can nominate us for Local Food/Drink or for the Butcher.  You can either do this online via this link or you can sign up at the … Read More

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Fig & Plum Recipe Ideas

Figs and plums are in season at the moment, and while they are delicious on their own, or sliced with granola for your breakfast, they also make superb ingredients for late summer dishes, sauces, chutneys and drinks. Sweet fruits are excellent accompaniments with meat, game or cheese, and often cooking … Read More

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Smoked Salmon Breakfast Casserole

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Casserole (Makes 8 portions)   This delicious dish is somewhere between a quiche and a pie, and it’s so versatile. Make it ahead for a perfect grab-and-go filling breakfast, or you can have it for lunch, a lazy weekend brunch, or served with a tasty salad for … Read More

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New Beers on the Block

We have three brand new beers in this week, from our regular brewers, Long Man and Powder Monkey.  Long Man Brewery have turned their hand to more modern beers, with the introduction of two new beers to add to the range, while Powder Monkey Brewery have a new BBQ Sizzler: … Read More

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Butter Bean Bliss

These Judion large white butter beans are known as the “Rolls Royce” of beans. They have a silky smooth, unctuous creamy texture, with a mild mineral taste and are the best beans you’ll ever eat. Hailing from Navarra in Northern Spain, bordering the Basque country, they are a popular ingredient … Read More

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Bistecca alla fiorentina

I replicated one of my most memorable meals at home last week over charcoal, a Bistecca alla fiorentina served rare.  I remember clearly the day I had this in Florence, before a friend’s wedding, and I was thrilled that I was able to do this legendary dish at home. This … Read More

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Chemin De Provence Rosé

This sunny weather demands a cold glass of evening rose and we think that the Chemin De Provence offers a perfect balance of acidty, clean fuity flavours and great value. The sunny region of Provence produces some of the most richly textured yet delightfully fruity rosé wines in all of … Read More

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Grower of the Year award

Ben Cross from Crosslands Flower Nursery has been nominated for the British Florist Association ‘Grower of the Year award! He would love it if you could lend him your votes and make British Flowers Rock! Use the link below to vote, simply scroll to category 3 and select ‘Crosslands Flower … Read More

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Pizza and Ice Cream Special Offer

Simon has been making some great pizzas in his Roccbox ovens, ready for the start of the summer holidays.  This weekend (Saturday and Sunday 12-3pm) he has a special offer: Any Pizza and Ice Cream for £11.99. Each batch of dough is proved for 24 hours, which the homemade passata … Read More

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