Fabulous Lamb Casserole from Fordington Gin

Take a look at this fabulous Lamb Casserole from Fordington Gin, ideal for Autumn evenings! You will need: 25g plain flour 2kg boneless shoulder or leg of lamb (remove the excess fat and cut into 2cm pieces) 2 tbsp sunflower oil 50g unsmoked bacon lardons 1 medium onion, chopped 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into dice […]

Poole Hill Brewery celebrate amazing summer

It’s been a really exciting summer for the team at Poole Hill Brewery. They continued brewing all through lockdown and delivering directly to customers while their premises were closed, with off-licenses particularly being very busy early on in the summer. The reopening of bars has meant a lot of hard work for many in the […]

Morrish and Banham’s doors are now open!

Dorset-based wine producer Morrish and Banham are celebrating being able to open their doors once more now that further lockdown restrictions have been lifted. Speaking to Dorset Food and Drink, the team at Morrish and Banham said: “Wine sales across the UK peaked during the first few weeks of lockdown, lots of us panic buying […]

The Watercress Company punches above its weight and reaches finals of FDF Awards

The team at The Watercress Company are brushing down their DJs and posh frocks as their #watercress challenge, Grab it, Try it, Share it campaign has reached the finals of the 2020 Food & Drink Federation Awards for Campaign of the Year. Left on tenterhooks until 4 February 2021 when the winners will be announced […]

NFU Mutual announce sponsorship of DF&D

Dorset Food and Drink (DF&D), the organisation passionate about promoting local food and drink producers in Dorset to consumers and corporations alike are pleased to announce that NFU Mutual Wessex is to continue to sponsor them, offering their members a personal, friendly and local service for their insurance, pension and investment requirements. Manager at Dorset […]

Looking for a gift for Father’s Day, get him a special Cocktail Case!

Father’s Day is just a few weeks away and if you’re still searching for a gift, head to Pothecary Gin and pick him up one of their special cocktail cases. These kits contain all the ingredients your dad needs to make two fabulous Negroni cocktails, including two hefty Italian Negroni glasses, a bar spoon, a […]

UK watercress harvest gets underway despite the odds

The UK watercress season got underway this week without the usual fanfare of the Alresford Watercress Festival to herald its start having become another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Despite this, and the more serious concerns over a lack of labour, The Watercress Company has kicked off the season as planned, and so far, prospects […]

Dorset businesses team up to create “Cheesy” care packages!

The Book and Bucket Cheese Company has teamed up with a number of other local suppliers to create the ultimate cheese lovers care package to help us get through this difficult time. Having founded the company in 2019, husband and wife team, Peter and Angela Morgan, had a tremendous first year. They were shortlisted for […]

Gluten Free Hub launched to help during lockdown

During the lockdown, many of us have resorted to having food delivered to us rather than venturing out to shops and while cafes and restaurants are closed, but what about those of us with special dietary requirements? That’s where Christine’s bright idea comes in. Christine, who you might know from Christine’s Puddings, has come up […]

NFU Mutual Wessex announces charity donations

NFU Mutual Wessex is delighted to have nominated a number of charities across their coverage area to receive a donation of over £3,000 each from a national £1m ‘Agency Giving Fund’ launched by NFU Mutual. In the Dorset region, they have chosen Julia’s House. Julia’s House is a Children’s Hospice that operates in Dorset and Wiltshire, working to bring […]