How to cook wild garlic or ransoms.

How to cook wild garlic or ransoms.

Gather from sunny glades and beneath hedgerows, wild garlic is easily recognised by the pungent aroma that will greet you long before you see it flourishing in chalky woodlands. Available to gather with permission from the landowner, from early March until the last...
Early March: This weekend in the garden.

Early March: This weekend in the garden.

The evenings are definitely drawing out and the mornings begin earlier.  Make the most of the extended daylight to start sowing under cover in early March.  This will give you an opportunity to raise your own plants from seed and the chance to create a cut flower...
How to make Sourdough Breakfast Muffins

How to make Sourdough Breakfast Muffins

At first glance this will appear to be an endless list of ingredients but I promise you this recipe is a great way to use up leftover, unrefreshed sourdough starter as well as brown bananas.  A perfect lazy day Saturday treat and if you take a few moments to weigh the...
How to make Chocolate & Prune Welsh Cakes for St. David’s Day

How to make Chocolate & Prune Welsh Cakes for St. David’s Day

Welsh Cakes are so easily baked on the AGA.  So there’s no excuse to save them just for St. David’s Day.  If you have a conventional stove, any heavy bottomed frying pan will make an alternative griddle.  Just make sure it is liberally greased and the heat...
Share your best pancake picture for our Shrove Tuesday giveaway.

Share your best pancake picture for our Shrove Tuesday giveaway.

Whether you are a stickler for tradition and insist on lemon and sugar.  Or you may love to whip up your own warm chocolate sauce and pour liberally over a wafer thin crepe, very few of us can resist a pancake.  As Shrove Tueday approaches on 16th February, we are ...
Pancake Recipes for Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Recipes for Shrove Tuesday

You may well be a traditionalist and like nothing more than a wafer thin crepe glistening with lemon and a sprinkle of caster sugar. Or perhaps like me, your mantra is always ‘waste not, want not’.  So when there is a brown banana lingering in the fruit...
How to make Sourdough Pancakes

How to make Sourdough Pancakes

None of us can bear to waste food.  This recipe, using the left over sourdough from our white starter, has been a favourite in our household recently.  If you like a fluffy pancake with a slight lactic note rather than a thin crepe, this method is for you. We suggest...
Treat yourself to chocolate and claim free delivery.

Treat yourself to chocolate and claim free delivery.

As St. Valentine’s Day approaches fast, we are offering everyone the chance to claim free, first class shipping when you purchase any of our favourite single origin chocolates from HEIST and Dorset chocolate makers Solkiki. Five reasons why we LOVE micro batch,...
WIN a selection of HEIST chocolates this weekend.

WIN a selection of HEIST chocolates this weekend.

As St. Valentine’s Day approaches fast, we are offering everyone the chance to WIN a selection of our favourite single origin chocolates from HEIST. To ENTER please follow us on Instagram or Facebook, this weekend and tag a friend or two that you think may like...
Five reasons to LOVE direct trade, micro batch chocolate.

Five reasons to LOVE direct trade, micro batch chocolate.

Bean to bar chocolate is carefully created in micro batches using cacao that has been fairly traded directly from the growers and farmers.   These are beans that have been harvested from trees that have been carefully cultivated for generations by families who care...
Early February: This weekend in our garden.

Early February: This weekend in our garden.

The daylight hours are lengthening and the birds are welcoming each morning with their song.  Our first sweet pea seeds were planted in the late autumn but, NOW is a great time to get another sowing undercover.  You can then look forward to gathering posies of your...
How to enjoy forced rhubarb from the Yorkshire Triangle

How to enjoy forced rhubarb from the Yorkshire Triangle

Always so pretty in pink.  The sight of  a greengrocers display of neatly stacked forced rhubarb from the famous ‘Yorkshire Triangle’,  makes my heart leap.  Whether you simply chop and gently poach these beauties or prefer to whizz them up into a brightly...
Wimborne St. Giles Marmalade Competition

Wimborne St. Giles Marmalade Competition

Bring some sunshine into your kitchen this Seville orange season and enter our marmalade competition.  It is free to enter and everyone is welcome to get involved. There will be a prize selected from our home store as well as a voucher to spend at La Fosse Cranborne...
How to make Seville orange marmalade

How to make Seville orange marmalade

It’s become something of a tradition that we begin making marmalade between Christmas and 31st December.  Whether it is the uplifting citrus aroma that fills the kitchen or simply the thought of serving a jar of this season’s preserve marking the beginning...
How to feed your garden birds this winter.

How to feed your garden birds this winter.

On a cold and frosty morning, we love to wrap up warm and wander along the river beside the farmhouse but not before long, we want to get back inside and pop the kettle on! Now that the winter has truly arrived we take a few moments each day to feed the birds.  ...
RECIPE: Festive Florentines with Dorset Cereals

RECIPE: Festive Florentines with Dorset Cereals

There’s no time like the Christmas holidays to be able to take breakfast on the slow.  The ideal opportunity to savour the most important meal of the day. But we’ve found a way to enjoy our favourite muesli at any time, whether that may be as a decadent...
Celebrate the launch of our new home & lifestyle store.

Celebrate the launch of our new home & lifestyle store.

Take a look around our new online shop.  A range of country inspired gifts as well as lots of ideas for you to treat yourself. As an introductory offer use CODE: WinterBerries at the checkout to receive a 10% discount as well as FREE DELIVERY when you spend £50....
How to make a fully compostable and recyclable festive wreath.

How to make a fully compostable and recyclable festive wreath.

A step by step guide to create your own festive wreath that can be fully composted and recycled after Christmas. Get creative this holiday season with foliage gathered from your garden and a kit containing everything you need to create your own evergreen decoration. ...

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