Summer Drinks + Recipes

Posted on Jul 9, 2018 in Recipes
Summer Drinks + Recipes

We offer a wide range of drinks for summer, including ready-to-drink bottles of Fentimans (made in Hexham), pressés from Belvoir Fruit Farm, fruit and vegetable juices from Cawston Press and Thorncroft. We also sell fresh lemons, limes and ginger for garnishes. This month we are highlighting our cordials with some recipe ideas. From Mr Fitzpatrick […]

Linguine with Mushrooms, Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

Posted on Jun 10, 2018 in Recipes
Linguine with Mushrooms, Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

This recipe is one of Nigella Lawson’s favourites. It is very quick and easy to make. The mushrooms also make a great salad, in which case increase the amount of mushrooms to 375g – leaving out the pasta but keeping the other ingredients the same. If all you can find are button mushrooms, this is still […]

Nettle and Ricotta Gnocchi

Posted on Apr 29, 2018 in Recipes
Nettle and Ricotta Gnocchi

Nettles are rich in vitamin C and iron and are plentiful at this time of year. Any recipe using spinach can be made by replacing with nettles. These nettle and ricotta gnocchi are a spring time treat. However, there is always the option of making extra to freeze for eating later in the year. Havesting […]

Simnel Cake for Easter: Recipe

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 in News, Recipes
Simnel Cake for Easter: Recipe

Simnel cake is traditionally eaten at Easter. It is a light fruit cake with the added bonus of a layer of cooked marzipan in the middle that gives it a lovely moist chewy texture. This recipe is based on Elizabeth Ayrton’s in her Penguin Handbook, The Cookery of England. All the ingredients are available from […]

Chocolate Chestnut Cake/Pudding

Posted on Feb 24, 2018 in Recipes
Chocolate Chestnut Cake/Pudding

If you eat this while it’s still warm, you’ll need a spoon to dish it out and the consistency will be more like a mousse than a cake. If you allow it to cool, it will be quite a dense cake, easy to slice (and eat). If you keep it overnight in the fridge it […]

Hot Chocolate

Posted on Feb 1, 2018 in Recipes
Hot Chocolate

Snow is on the way. Time for luxuriously spiced hot chocolate. We sell cinnamon sticks, vanilla pods and whole nutmeg. If you use our Montezuma 73% Dark Cooking Chocolate to make this hygge drink you won’t pay any VAT.     Recipe from The Hairy Bikers on BBC Foodtriedtomers

Turn up the heat: Curry feature

Posted on Jan 27, 2018 in News, Recipes
Turn up the heat: Curry feature

If you enjoy eating curry, you will be glad to know that we stock the ingredients you need, from fresh chillis, spices and ghee to ready-made sauces, poppadums and nan bread. Read on to view our range, or even better, drop into our shop and browse the shelves. You are sure to find inspiration! Mrs […]

Mr Vikkis Pasta

Posted on Jan 20, 2018 in News, Recipes
Mr Vikkis Pasta

This recipe from Mr Vikkis is classic British fusion cooking, full of flavour and very satifying. Fast and delicious. We sell absolutely everything you need to make this meal, including the fresh parsley. Mr Vikkis wide range of pickles and sauces made in Cumbria have won over eighty awards. Using the best ingredients that he […]

Spiced Pears with Ginger Wine

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in News, Recipes
Spiced Pears with Ginger Wine

A wonderfully rich and warmly spiced dish of pears poached in ginger wine. Definitely hygge food. Apart from the pears we sell everything you need, including Rochester’s Ginger Wine (non-alcoholic), lemons and all the spices, even saffron. Serve with vanilla ice cream or cream – or both!   Recipe tried, tasted and approved by Holly, […]

Pumpkin Soup

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 in Recipes
Pumpkin Soup

Recipe for another autumn favourite from GreenCity Wholefoods, a workers’ co-operative who bring us welcome supplies of delicious food from Glasgow every second Monday. If you wish to spice it up try adding a teaspoon full of Mr Vikki’s North Indian curry paste which is available in the shop. Recipe tried, tasted and approved by GreenCity […]