Fig & Plum Recipe Ideas

Figs and plums are in season at the moment, and while they are delicious on their own, or sliced with granola for your breakfast, they also make superb ingredients for late summer dishes, sauces, chutneys and drinks. Sweet fruits are excellent accompaniments with meat, game or cheese, and often cooking … Read More

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Casserole

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Casserole (Makes 8 portions)   This delicious dish is somewhere between a quiche and a pie, and it’s so versatile. Make it ahead for a perfect grab-and-go filling breakfast, or you can have it for lunch, a lazy weekend brunch, or served with a tasty salad for … Read More

New Beers on the Block

We have three brand new beers in this week, from our regular brewers, Long Man and Powder Monkey.  Long Man Brewery have turned their hand to more modern beers, with the introduction of two new beers to add to the range, while Powder Monkey Brewery have a new BBQ Sizzler: … Read More

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

Stansted Pizza
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

Big Green Egg Autumn Course

This Big Green Egg course uses seasonal late summer ingredients and a range of techniques to make sure you get the best out of your Big Green Egg. Ideal for beginners as well as more advanced users who want to expand their repertoire, we will guide you through setting up … 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

Roasted Apricots & Blueberry Crumble

Our Isle of Wight Apricots are now in season, and if (like me) you tend to avoid apricots because you find them a bit wooly and dry, then it’s because you’ve never enjoyed a fresh, ripe apricot.  These are picked fresh off the trees at Godshill Orchard, shipped overseas (on … Read More

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