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

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 […]

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 6, 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, […]

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 […]