2021 Dorset knob-throwing festival cancelled

The organisers of Dorset’s traditional Knob Throwing Festival have confirmed that the competition will not go ahead this year because of ongoing safety fears surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The festival is a tradition in Dorset, the event, coupled with the Frome Valley Food Festival, has a number of competitions featuring the Dorset Knob, a traditional […]

Are you ready for Natasha’s Law?

From October, food businesses will be required to provide full ingredient lists and allergen labelling on all packaged food. The UK Food Labelling Resource, a non-profit information group formed by Nutritics, are holding a free webinar on 26th January, to help businesses prepare for the change and answer any questions you might have. The UK […]

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, […]

Classic quiche Lorraine

Quiche makes the perfect picnic food, so practice your quiche making in time for the spring with this classic recipe. As this is a classic, you can easily amend it to include your favourite flavours! Ingredients For the pastry 226g plain flour 100g cold butter For the filling: 225g smoked bacon 75g grated cheese 200ml […]

Salmon and watercress frittata

Frittatas are a great way to use up those ingredients you have hanging around in your fridge and this one combines some of the best Dorset ingredients with tasty salmon. Ingredients 1tsp olive oil 2 spring onions 50g watercress 75g smoked salmon 2 large eggs Grab locally grown watercress from the Watercress Company here, you […]

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 […]