Caroline’s Dairy Ice Cream

We are very fortunate to have a fantastic Ice Cream Producer on our doorstep – make award-winning luxury ice cream from their own dairy herd on their farm in Siddlesham just outside Chichester.   Their wonderful dairy team combine this with the best natural ingredients and locally produced fruit to ensure there … Read More

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Entertaining the Hungry Holiday Hordes

Whoohoo – it’s the summer holidays and the kids can enjoy the sunshine and recuperate.  The question is what to do for holiday entertainment? Our pizza ovens will be blazing on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with a 10″ marguerita from £6.  If there is a group of you who … Read More

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Summer Sardines, Razor Clams, Lobster and Hake

Pete has his boat in the drydock this week making annual repairs, so we are sourcing from the Brighton dayboats this week. While they are not as local as Pete in Emsworth, they are still from the South Coast and we are always extremely impressed by the quality of the … Read More

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Lamb Merguez Sausages

Gavin has been busy making Lamb Merguez sausage from local South Downs lamb, as well as Chorizo, Stansted and Plain sausage from Berkshire Black rare-breed pork. There are now very few places where you get genuine hand-made sausages as it is impossible to do this on any great scale.  As … Read More

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Compliments to the Condiments

The problem with some of our chutneys and pickles is that they are so tasty, they can become the main focus of your meal.  We had some friends round for a tasting, and they were more excited about the garnish than what we were tasting. Almost all of the chutneys … Read More

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Scallops and Lemon Sole – Fresh Fish Friday

We have Rye scallops in the half shell available this week – ideal for Scallop Gratin where you cook them in their shell. Simply add a knob of garlic butter to the shell with the scallop, sprinkle a light dusting of cayenne pepper, and top with grated parmesan.  Place under … Read More

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Sussex Charcuterie: Salami, Beer Sticks and Bacon

We recently discovered the delights of Moons Green Charcuterie who are hand-making the best British charcuterie we have yet tried.  Based in East Sussex, John and Jose create every recipe, stuff every saucisson, grind their own spices, hand rub every cure into every pancetta, pork buttock, loin and bacon slab … Read More

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Tuppenny Barn – Organic Smallholding Open Day

This Sunday afternoon (13 July) Tuppenny Barn are holding an open day from 2-5pm where you can explore the lovely smallholding and see their amazing new Education Centre, made with hay bale walls, it is an incredibly beautiful oak framed roundhouse. This is a great chance to explore an organic … Read More

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Hairy Hungarian Hog – Mangalitsa Pork

The Mangalitsa Pig looks half sheep half pig, with a distinctive fleece that derives from being cross-bred with a wild boar.  It’s meat is renowned for wonderful flavour due to a rich marbling of fat that provides succulent texture and taste which has led to the meat being described as … Read More

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Courgette Recipes and the Veg Swap Scheme.

Following on from a newsletter request for courgette recipes, we had a great response for some delicious solutions of managing the seasonal glut. It might be worth pointing out that if you do have a glut of any fruit or veg this summer, then we would be happy to barter … Read More

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Crayfish Party

We have some live local crayfish available at £19/kg or £90 for 5kg – a perfect summer party food! Enjoy a delicious celebratory feast with a glorious Swedish crayfish party while at the same time eating one of the most ethical and ecologically tasty wild foods as you play your … Read More

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Burwash Rose: semi-soft raw milk Cheese

We currently have one of our favourite cheese discoveries in the deli at the moment: Burwash Rose.  This cheese is made from raw milk from a grass-fed dairy herd in the village of Cuckfield, West Sussex. The cheese is then crafted by Traditional Cheese Dairy in Stonegate East Sussex Burwash … Read More

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Tremendous Trout Treat – Wild Tagged Sea Trout

Sea Trout is very similar to wild salmon, being slightly more delicate, but equally as tasty and considerably cheaper.  This is a superb opportunity to enjoy this fantastic wild fish during the short season when it is available.  Prices are currently £16/kg. The Sea Trout are caught and tagged in … Read More

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Grow Your Own Clothes – cloth making course

Cathy Flower-Bond will guide us through another of her amazing courses on 12th July – how to grow and make your own clothes! The course runs from 10.30am to 3pm. Learn about how to produce natural fibres from fleece, nettle and flax. before spinning a little on spindle whorls (Try your … Read More

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Go the South Downs Way

At the last minute I was foolishly persuaded to hit the South Downs Way on Tuesday with some friends who had already cycled from Winchester to Amberley the day before.  I met up with them in the Sportsman Inn the night before in some trepidation, as I hadn’t exactly prepared … Read More

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