Enjoy a Burns Night inspired feast

Monday 25th January marks Burns Night and while Robbie Burns has more significance in Scotland than in Dorset, who doesn’t love an excuse to eat, drink and be merry? As the UK is currently under a national lockdown, there won’t be many Burns Night gatherings taking place outside of your usual households, but if you […]

Become a better baker – top tips for great baking

It’s a new year so it’s the perfect time to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one. Plus, a new year means new Bake Off contestants to get to know – if you fancy giving the competition a go yourself, these tips might come in handy! Here are some sure fire […]

How to: Perfect poached eggs – every time!

Eggs are hugely versatile and nutritious, so it’s not hard to see why they’re included in so many breakfast foods and as ingredients to our favourite treats. While you might have learned how to boil an egg just the way you like them, can fry one perfectly and know the secrets to the perfect omelette, […]

Finalists announced for the 2020 Dorset Tourism Awards

The Finalists have been announced for the 2020 Dorset Tourism Awards after an extended ten-month programme. 91 entries were received into the awards, with 60 selected as finalists who are now in suspense until the Awards day scheduled for 4th February, when they will learn whether they have won Gold, Silver, Bronze or a Special […]

Play cupid this Valentine’s with Fordington Gin

If your significant other is something of a gin connoisseur, show them you care by picking up a bottle of Fordington Gin’s Cupid’s Bow, a deliciously pink gin with flavours of strawberry, hibiscus and a hint of vanilla. It’s the perfect gin for an atmospheric lockdown date, whether you’re in the same household or meeting […]

Cooking with dairy free alternatives

January is often the time that people make a change so if you’re planning to take part in 2021’s Veganuary or you, or someone you know, has an allergy or intolerance, here’s a few things you need to know about cooking with dairy free alternatives. So, if you want to eliminate that FOMO when it […]

Enter the Great Taste Awards 2021

The Great Taste Awards have launched a How To Guide to help food and drink businesses across the UK enter this prestigious award. General entry for the awards starts on 15th February 2021, with final judging and award winners being announced in the summer. View the handy video and get ready to complete your entry […]

Power Up Your Business virtual event

Dorset Business Mentors have a new virtual event for businesses in Dorset.  ‘A Taste of Mentoring’ on 14th January is a live online event, to introduce you to the support, offered to you and your business, so you can take 2021 by the horns and make it a year to remember for positive reasons! This […]

What is in season in January

Hello and welcome to 2021! If one of your new year’s resolutions was to eat healthier, cook more or buy local, here is all the produce in season in January. Fruit and veg Beetroot Brussels sprouts Cauliflower Celeriac Celery Chicory Horseradish Artichokes Kale Leeks Parsnips Potato Shallots Swede Turnips Pears Apples Rhubarb Meat and Poultry […]

Grounded Coffee open new shop in Poole

Grounded Coffee is one of several businesses who are part of the new Kingland Project in Poole High Street, where ten empty shops have been renovated and offered to small, local, independent businesses. Over the past few months, the units at Kingland Crescent were stripped out and the buildings completely repainted as part of a […]