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: […]

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 […]

Making Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?

Posted on Feb 6, 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 […]

Enjoy Hygge

Posted on Jan 7, 2017 in News, Recipes
Enjoy Hygge

This winter we are indulging in hygge with recipes (see below) and our new window display. Hygge is Danish word, pronounced “heurgha”, that defies literal translation (though it may be a distant etymological cousin of the English word “hug”). It describes the feeling of pleasure one gets from cosy, gentle, soothing things: a log fire, […]

Apple and Almond Pudding

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 in News, Recipes
Apple and Almond Pudding

It’s apple season and we have some fine varieties of northern apples for sale in the shop, both cookers and eaters. Read more about their special qualities here.   This is a Delia Smith recipe.  It tastes delicious and is very easy to make. Serves 4-6 people. You will need a buttered pie dish approximately 1 ½ pint […]

Glamorgan Sausages: cheese and herb sausages

Posted on Oct 1, 2016 in Recipes
Glamorgan Sausages: cheese and herb sausages

This is a Delia Smith recipe.  She writes: “This is adapted from a traditional Welsh recipe called  Glamorgan Sausages.  They really are lovely”.  Jim thinks they go well with tomatoes halved, dusted with oregano, drizzled with olive oil and roasted in a moderate oven for approximately 20 minutes. We always have local free-range eggs and […]

Apple Cream Made with ‘Codlin’ Apples

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 in News, Recipes
Apple Cream Made with ‘Codlin’ Apples

It’s apple season and we have five fine varieties of northern apples for sale in the shop, both cookers and eaters. Read more about their special qualities here. Here’s a recipe for one of the varieties of cooking apple that we have for sale: EMNETH EARLY (£1.50/kg) the best of the early codlins E.A. Bunyard, A Handbook of […]

Chicken with Thyme, Olives and Garlic

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 in Recipes
Chicken with Thyme, Olives and Garlic

This recipe is from Simple French Cuisine by Jenny Baker. It is ready in less than an hour and is absolutely delicious. It’s very easy and takes only minutes to prepare. We sell a wide range of seasoned olives, several different olive oils and salts, including Maldon. In the summer months we have growing herb plants,  including thyme. Throughout […]

International Hummus Day: Recipe

Posted on May 10, 2016 in News, Recipes
International Hummus Day: Recipe

On the 13th May millions around the world will be celebrating their love for hummus because it is International Hummus Day! We stock ready made hummus dips from Delphi or make you own! We sell everything you need: chickpeas (dry and tinned), tahini (dark and light), garlic, lemon juice (fresh and bottled), fresh coriander. Hummus […]