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, […]


Hot Chocolate

Posted on Jan 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


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 […]


Get Creative with Cumberland Honey Mustard

Posted on Nov 25, 2017 in News, Recipes
Get Creative with Cumberland Honey Mustard

Cumberland Honey Mustards have been lovingly produced in Alston by Geoff Cole and Marilyn Avens since 1983, and they are immensely popular here and much further afield too. There are visitors who call into our shop each year specially to replenish their supplies. Alston Wholefoods stocks the full range Cumberland Mustards (8 flavours), plus sauces, […]


Date and Ginger Cake

Posted on Oct 20, 2017 in Recipes
Date and Ginger Cake

Perfect for fireside fare, this ginger cake recipe is an old favourite from GreenCity Wholefoods, a workers’ co-operative who bring us welcome supplies of delicious food from Glasgow every second Monday. You can buy all the ingredients you’ll need at Alston Wholefoods. If you are in the mood for warming ginger, we sell it in many forms: […]


Linguine with Mushrooms, Lemon, Garlic and Thyme

Posted on Sep 10, 2017 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 […]


Simnel Cake for Easter: Recipe

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 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 […]


Making Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?

Posted on Feb 25, 2017 in News, Recipes
Making Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?

We have everything you need for making and filling your pancakes! For the Pancakes Local free-range eggs, butter and oils, fresh lemons and bottled juice, sugars and all sorts of flours, many organic, from Doves, Gilchesters, Shipton Mill and The Watermill, Little Salkeld, including: Wheat Spelt Buckwheat Rye Barley Gluten- free and Isabel’s gluten and […]


Spinach Stuffed Pancakes with Cheese Sauce

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 in News, Recipes
Spinach Stuffed Pancakes with Cheese Sauce

I’ve had this many times and this is delicious any time of year, not just pancake day. This is a Delia Smith recipe. We sell everything you need, including the gorgeous Demeter Natural Cool frozen leaf spinach. Our nutmegs come from Indonesia and are wonderfully fragrant. You can choose from a range of our good cheddars; Barber’s […]