Wet Fish Wednesdays

Starting next Wednesday, 4th August, Fresh from the Boat will be back with a mobile fish stand at Stansted Farm Shop.  We’ve worked with Chantelle and Pete from Fresh from the Boat since we first started the farm shop, so we’re thrilled to have them back. If you want a … Read More

Makhani Mutton Curry

Fancy something a little different for your Friday night curry? Whip up a quick and easy makhani mutton curry using a jar of The Tomato Stall Makhani sauce and diced mutton from the butchery counter. Fragrant, decadent and ready in a pinch!   This Punjabi style tomato-based curry is aromatic, … Read More

Peaches, Green Olives, Basil & Balsamic Pearls

This is a great salad to be made now, when the peaches are soft, juicy and bursting with flavour. If you want to make this at other times of the year, then you can grill the peach halves to bring out their flavour if they are a bit hard. Ingredients … Read More

Francis Cheese

Francis is a collaborative cheese effort, with the base cheese being Stoney Cross which is made by Lyburn in the New Forest. James McCall then transports them to Doset and rind-washes the cheese for 8-10 weeks, giving it a richly flavoured, supple texture with a pink, sticky exterior and a … Read More

Bespoke BBQ with Aberdeen Angus Beef

We have a side of Aberdeen Angus beef that we have been ageing this week.  The marbling is glorious, and this is an opportunity for the serious BBQ chef that’s not to be missed. We have a whole brisket ready for those who love smoking low and slow, to create … Read More

Fresh pico de gallo (salsa)

Pico de gallo is easy to put together, is fantastic with a range of Isle of Wight tomatoes, and can be used as a dip (especially with Broad Bean Chips) or a fresh accompaniment to fish, BBQ meats, or spread over cheesy tortillas. Fresh pico de gallo (salsa) You’ll need: … Read More

Broad Bean Pod ‘Chips’

Crispy broad bean ‘chips’ Makes enough for 2 people You’ll need: 10 broad bean pods/husks 140g flour 250ml milk Sea salt Black pepper A pinch of chilli powder or cayenne (optional) Beef tallow for frying (can be substituted for sunflower oil) Method: Tear the pods in half along their seam … Read More

Stansted Unlocked – This weekend

MILITARY SPECTACULAR NEVER BEFORE SEEN AT STANSTED PARK With true British style and pageantry, the world-renowned Band of the Grenadier Guards will perform the spectacular ceremony of Beating Retreat in the iconic setting of Stansted Park this summer. This ceremonial highlight will be part of the weekend celebrations of Stansted … Read More

Isle of Wight Tomato Sauces, Juices & Salts

The Isle of Wight Tomato stall grow the most incredible tomatoes, which are delivered direct to the shop ripe, fresh and delicious.  They have now started making a superb range of ambient products based on those very same tomatoes. Tomato Sea Salt 60g Isle of Wight vine-ripened tomatoes, lightly roasted and … Read More

Spring Lamb, marinated & merguezed.

Spring Lamb is in, and yes, I know it’s not Spring anymore, but it is temperature-wise, and it’s also the perfect time to enjoy lamb.  While Uk lambs can be born anytime from November to June, the majority are born in April and May and grow for 5-8 months, so … Read More

Old Winchester – Our best-selling Cheese

Our local cheese sales have never been stronger, and leading the pack at the moment is Lyburn’s Old Winchester. It’s a superb cheese for the board, but is also a great cooking ingredient, being a natural alternative to Parmesan Cheese. Lyburn Cheese has been run by the Smales family for … Read More

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