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

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

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

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

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

Ashling Park Wins Again

Ashling Park has won another prestigious award at the Wine GB Awards again this year, this time taking home the Trophy for Best Sparkling Rose, having scooped the President’s trophy for the ‘Best Classic Cuvée NV’ for the previous two years as well (which also won gold this year).  It’s … Read More

Garden Herb G&T

It’s hot, so important to keep yourself well-refreshed and cool.  We have a fine selection of local gins, beers, ciders and wines to choose from, and if you are keen on a refreshing G&T, then why not enjoy a herbal twist this hot weekend? If you have any fresh herbs … Read More

Mini plum tomato and halloumi skewers with pesto

The Tomato Stall’s wonderful tomotoes are like sweets, brightly coloured, with a juicy burst of sweetness – but healthy.  This is a great way of using that sweetness, with the halloumi balancing it out, and the skewers make it easy to grill on the BBQ. Ingredients: 250g Isle of Wight … Read More

Local Cherry Season

The English Cherry Season has started again, and we will get our first delivery of Godshill Orchard Cherries on Friday morning direct off the Isle of Wight Ferry.  Simeon and his father grow a variety of cherries to help extend the season, with the first up being Merton Glory, a … Read More

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