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

Barnsley Chops with Minted Pea Mash

We have plenty of Hampshire Lamb available, with Barnsley Chops being a particularly good cut.  The Barnsley Chop is a double chop that comes from the saddle of lamb.  As a result it is tender, but full-flavoured with the benefit of being cooked on the bone.  Essentially it is the … 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

New Forest Strawberry Fruit Snack

Last week, Laura from the New Forest Fruit company joined us with their new Strawberry Snack. This delicious pulse-dried snack pack is full of 100% New Forest Strawberries that have been dried in big fat slices, smelling and tasting completely of their excellent strawberries. The only difference to fresh strawberries … Read More

Hanger Steak

Lee has some Hanger Steaks (otherwise known as Onglet de Boeuf) available this week – this is the traditional cut for steak frites in French Bistros as it has great flavour.  You do need to cook it rare or medium rare and cut across the grain if you are grilling … Read More

Fresh Cherries from the Isle Of Wight

The cherry season is back, with perfect dark-red, shiny fruits bursting with flavour, having been picked off the trees of Godshill Orchard on the Isle of Wight and delivered in person to our door.  This year has seen a much-reduced harvest due to the cold spring weather, however, those cherries … Read More

Eton Mess with local berries

Eton Mess is such a simple summer dish, and with such a great selection of fruit available at the moment, you can really go to town if you feel like pushing beyond the typical strawberry mix.  You can make your own meringues, but we have a couple of meringue options … Read More

Baron Bigod’s 10th Birthday

Baron Bigod are celebrating their 10th Birthday by giving you the chance to win lots of lovely Cheesy prizes.  To enter, you can buy one of their small bries this Saturday from the Farm Shop, as the details are on the back of the cheese box. It’s a big milestone … Read More

Blanco Niño Tortilla Chips

We have some superb new authentic Tortilla Chips from Blanco Niño now in stock, which act as a perfect vehicle for some great dips, salsa and Mexican dishes, loaded with Isle of Wight tomatoes and other goodies. These Tortilla Chips are made and taste as originally intended. These are among the … Read More

Peaches Recipes, Apricots and Nectarines

The season for succulent, scented Apricots, Peaches and Nectarines is now in full flow, and should be enjoyed now when they are ripest and glorious. It’s worth selecting your stone fruit (and soft fruit) using your nose.  When fruit is ripe, it should be well-scented and sweet without being overly … Read More

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