Christmas wine suggestions from Morrish and Banham

If you’re starting to gather together your food and drink for Christmas Day and are wondering what on earth to serve with dinner, Caroline from Morrish and Banham has you covered with these tasty tipples, perfect for Christmas! On Christmas morning,  what better way of an aperitif than a glass of Dorset Fizz or indeed […]

Taste of the West Champions announced

The overall winners of this year’s Taste of the West Product Awards, title sponsored by financial experts Old Mill, were announced last week and 25 champion awards were awarded to food and drink producers from across the South West – in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. In Dorset, Clipper Teas’ Peppermint tea bags […]

Enjoy the sculptures and stock up on chili sauce!

Weymouth 51, creator of artisan chilli sauces has announced that Sculpture By the Lakes’ shop is now stocking their products giving you even more chances to pick up their delicious sauces. Weymouth 51 grow all their own chilis using quality seeds to create their incredible range of sauces and with more than 50 different variety […]

The Watch House donates left over food during lockdown

While The Watch House Café in Bridport has had to shut its doors for the time being, that hasn’t stopped them helping the community. The team spent the few days before lockdown making sure that its left over stock that couldn’t be saved or used didn’t end up in the bin and instead donated it […]

DF&D members win big at Dorset Food, Drink and Farming Awards 2020

While the current restrictions prevented any of these very worthy winners from attending a prestigious event to collect their awards, we’re hoping that they are all celebrating at home! The following members were acknowledged at this year’s awards. In the Best Farm Shop category, sponsored by Furleigh Estates, Jurassic Coast Farm Shop in Dorchester came […]

Dorset producers offering services during lockdown

Much like before, the people of Dorset are coming together to keep the community fed and watered during the winter lockdown. Take a look below to find out who is offering what! Hive Cafes The three sites, The Hive, The Watch House and the Club House will be closing, but they will be running their […]

New plastic free gift sets from Dorset Sea Salt

Dorset Sea Salt Co. have launched their new plastic free gift sets, perfect for those foodie friends and family members who love to cook. There are three variations of gift sets including: The Great Taste Gift Set – an award winning set that consists of two Great Taste award winning flavours, celery and garlic. This […]

Blandford Banana and Gingerbread Trifle

If you want a boozy treat this winter, take a look at this trifle from Badger Ales, this trifle serves 8 – 10 and takes around an hour from start to finish.   Ingredients  For the gingerbread: 225g plain flour 125g light muscovado sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt a few good grinds of […]

The search is underway to find the best local food retailer in your region

Local food retailers including butchers, bakers, greengrocers and farm shops were just some of the lockdown heroes that have hit the headlines during the pandemic. Over the last few months there have been so many wonderful stories on how retailers have gone above and beyond to help their customers, staff, suppliers and communities during the […]