game preparation & cookery
Pheasant
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Pheasant are a delicious, gamey alternative to chicken, with lots of recipes to choose from.… Read More

Blackmoor Apples & Pears
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I whizzed down the A3 to Liss to visit the Blackmoor orchards where they grow an impressive quantity of apples and pears, and where you can buy apples from an honesty box, or high-quality fruit trees and other goodies from their nursery online. Their apples are stored in enormous, barn-sized … Read More

Danebury Vineyard Wines
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We have 4 new wines back from Danebury Vineyards that are not only excellent value, but recent award-winners, with Danebury Reserve 2018 winning Gold Medal for best English still wine in the English wine category at the Sommelier Wine Awards, as well as the Best Wine by the Glass, described … Read More

Local Dayboat Fish
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We have worked with Chantelle and Pete from Fresh From the Boat since we first started, many years ago.  Pete catches the fish, Chantelle sells the fish.  They now have a huge number of customers, a wonderful new unit in Emsworth Yacht Harbour, and have loads of local dayboats supplying … Read More

Chalice Mead
Chalice Mead
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Mead is simply honey and water, where the honey ferments into alcohol.  Most commercial meads are incredibly sweet and sickly, but Chalice Mead is balanced and delicious.  For a drink that has been around since 2700BC in England, mead has got to be something pretty spectacular, and Chalice Mead is … Read More

Hey Pesto – Our premium pesto is back
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This week we have brought back our premium pesto, it’s the best you can get. The reason it is so good is that it is made fresh and is unpasteurized, so the flavours are as vibrant as if you had made it yourself.  Using Parmigiano Reggiano, PDO Genovese basil, pine … Read More

Cheese Soufflé – Delicious, easy and local
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We have a superb new product on the shelves, a cheese Soufflé where all the hard work has been done for you.  It’s delicious, spectacular, easy to prepare and has been made by Ryan and Kerry Lamb from their Hampshire pub, the Tally Ho! near Stockbridge. This is restaurant quality, … Read More

A roll of the Diced – Goat, Hogget and Venison
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The first stew, casserole, or curry can be a bit like wondering when to turn the heating on, it’s that acceptance that autumn is well and truly here.  While we haven’t yet turned the heating on, we have cooked our first stew, and in anticipation, Lee and Ray have been … Read More

Edible Squash
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The varieties of edible squash now available are fantastic, and I encourage you to move beyond the butternut and delve into the strange shapes and colours of the other squash on offer.  They are also the ultimate vegetable for the panic buyers out there, as you can store them for … Read More

Sourdough Bread from Bread Addiction
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We are thrilled to be getting Bread Addiction’s fabulous sourdough bread back in the shop tomorrow (Friday).  We will have large loaves (800g) of white, brown, seeded and pumpkin available, and are hoping to be able to stock these every Friday from now on. Each loaf is made with organic … Read More

Mushrooms on Toast
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This is such a simple dish, the trick is to cook the mushrooms right and be extremely generous with the garlic.  Chestnut, button, or large flat mushrooms are great, and we also have a mix of more exotic mushrooms from the New Forest which include yellow and pink oyster mushrooms, … Read More

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