April 10

April showers

Not wonderful weather for the Easter weekend. It picked up yesterday with cheering sunshine but we're now back to showers and easterly winds. As I drive through the villages on my way home it lifts my heart to see all the daffodils. No wonder Wordsworth wrote about them! I also love the spring flowers in Eastgate Square and at the bottom of the main street.

In the shop this week we have fresh asparagus from Italy. It's not in season for long and is delicious steamed and served with olive oil or a dab of butter. We also have lovely cauliflowers - why not try this delicious warming cauliflower soup by one of our famous local chefs!

For a full list of what's in the shop see our organic fruit and vegetable price guide.

In the meat/fish department we will have fresh organic: beef mince; leg of lamb; pork sausages; bacon, cooked ham and smoked salmon.


Just to let you know that Dr Christopher Hertzog will be in the shop on Wednesday 18th April to discuss our very popular health care supplements and answer any queries you may have.


PS if you or a friend can't come to the shop you can take a virtual tour! You can then email in an order and we will endeavour to deliver it - see our delivery page for details.

11:12 AM
March 27

Easter

Spring is here but it's damp and cold and the forecast for this Easter weekend isn't great. If you develop any aches and pains over the Easter break we have a special offer on Tiger Balm - £2/pot!
I'm sure a lot of you are still making warming stews and casseroles and so we've got parsnips and turnips in the shop this week.
For a change why not try caramelised turnips as a side dish?

For a full list of what's in the shop see our organic fruit and vegetable price guide.

In the meat/fish department we will have fresh organic: beef: mince & braising steak, lamb chops, chicken: breast and thighs, bacon, cooked ham, fresh and smoked salmon.


We have a few Moo free Easter eggs left and some mouth-watering Booja Booja truffles!
Have a wonderful Easter - please note the shop will be closed on Easter Monday.



PS if you or a friend can't come to the shop you can take a virtual tour! You can then email in an order and we will endeavour to deliver it - see our delivery page for details.

12:28 PM
March 12

Goodbye Beast from the East!

I'm sure we're all pleased to see the back of the Beast from the East. Just when we thought Spring was here we have another warning of snow for the weekend - brrr!
I hope all the mothers out there were treated to a nice day yesterday. My sister in London went out with a group of female friends to the chef Ottolenghi's first restaurant in Islington and she said the food was delicious.
Here is a very tasty cauliflower soup by the great man himself. Soups are so warming and healthy.

For a full list of what's in the shop this week see our organic fruit and vegetable price guide.

In the meat/fish department we will have fresh organic: beef: mince & braising steak, chicken, bacon, cooked ham and smoked salmon. We also have organic frozen: lamb, pork, salmon and chicken: whole & sausages.

It's Easter in just over two weeks so please let us have your special orders. The shop will be closed on Easter Monday. Dr Christopher Hertzog will be in the shop just before Easter to discuss our very popular range of health food supplements - we'll let you know dates as soon as he confirms.


Have a good week!


PS if you or a friend can't come to the shop you can take a virtual tour! You can then email in an order and we will endeavour to deliver it - see our delivery page for details.

03:28 PM
February 26

Snow, snow go away!

It's been lovely to see snowdrops and crocuses but now they are going to be hidden by the threatened snow storms later this week. Brrr ...
My little grandson is coming to visit and I've been child proofing the house. He's now walking and will be in to everything!
We must keep warm and here is a lovely warming pot roast chicken dish by a local celebrity chef. For vegetarians this mushroom stroganoff sounds delicious. To make it a vegan dish you could make your own vegan sour cream.


For a full list of what's in the shop this week see our organic fruit and vegetable price guide.
In the meat/fish department we will have fresh organic beef: braising steak, mince. Lamb chops. Fresh and smoked salmon. Chicken: whole, breasts, liver and sausages.


Have a good week!


PS if you or a friend can't come to the shop you can take a virtual tour! You can then email in an order and we will endeavour to deliver it - see our delivery page for details.

11:43 AM
February 12

Pancake Day & Valentine's Day

We've got a busy week ahead - it's Pancake Day on Tuesday and Valentine's Day on Wednesday!
We have all the ingredients in the shop for pancakes including gluten free flour. For Valentine's Day we have delicious Booja Booja (dairy free) ice creams and truffles.
Just read this interesting article about foods that can help and harm the brain. The article lists a number of nutrients for optimising our brain health and one of them is polyunsaturated long-chain fatty acids, such as omega-3s.
Fatty fish, such as salmon, is the best natural source of this kind of fat needed by the brain and we have organic fresh salmon in the shop this week.
For vegans and vegetarians flax and chia seeds are good alternatives - again available in the shop.


For a full list of what's in the shop this week see our organic fruit and vegetable price guide.
In the meat/fish department we will have fresh organic beef: braising steak, mince. Cooked ham and bacon. Fresh and smoked salmon.
We also have frozen chicken breasts and thighs.


Have a good week!


PS if you or a friend can't come to the shop you can take a virtual tour! You can then email in an order and we will endeavour to deliver it - see our delivery page for details.

11:11 AM
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