Chocolate Chestnut Cake/Pudding

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 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 […]

Mr Vikkis Pasta

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 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 […]

Turn up the heat: Curry feature

Posted on Jan 4, 2019 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 […]

Get Creative with Cumberland Honey Mustard

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 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, […]

Give a Hamper for Christmas

Posted on Dec 8, 2018 in News
Give a Hamper for Christmas

Giving a hamper is a double delight. You have the pleasure of browsing our well-stocked shop and the recipient enjoys what you have chosen for them. We stock hundreds of foods, some of which you wont find outside a big city, and some things you can’t (or shouldn’t) eat, such as sox, soaps and candles. […]

Lübecker Marzipan is Here!

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in News
Lübecker Marzipan is Here!

Each year, in the run up to Christmas, we buy in a wonderfully huge and heavy solid block of glorious Lübecker marzipan. Which means that you can buy just the amount that you need. This quality sweetmeat is good value at £1.25 per 100g. Lübecker marzipan is made in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck and […]

Smoked fish & meats – time to place your Christmas order

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in News
Smoked fish & meats – time to place your Christmas order

Delicious smoked salmon and other fine quality smoked fish, meats and pates from Inverawe. A family owned traditional oak smokery based in Argyll, Scotland. View the price list.

Apple and Almond Pudding

Posted on Sep 15, 2018 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 […]

Slack’s bacon is back – and streaky too!

Posted on Sep 3, 2018 in News
Slack’s bacon is back – and streaky too!

We are delighted to have the superb Slack’s bacon back in stock! We take great care to source local, ethical and tasty food, which sometimes means that the supply chain that brings relatively small amounts of quality stock to us are rather complex. This was the case with Slack’s bacon, and unfortunately a while ago […]

What is Kombucha?

Posted on Aug 19, 2018 in News
What is Kombucha?

One of our customers, Alix Martin, spotted bottles of Left Field Kombucha in our chiller cabinet and decided to gave it a try. She was so impressed with the complexity of the flavour and how good it made her feel, that she took a trip to the Scottish Borders to find out more about it […]