September’s seasonal grub

As we start heading into September, you’ll notice more autumnal flavours appearing on menus and in shops. Here are some of the foods you can expect to find in season throughout September. The big ones this season are: Apples Cauliflower Mushrooms Swede Figs Onions Shallots Savoy Cabbage In terms of fruit, there are a host […]

Autumnal tomato chutney

There are a whole host of wonderful chutney producers across Dorset but if you want to try your hand at making your own, why not give this autumnal tomato chutney a go? Unlike traditional tomato chutney recipes, this one isn’t overly sweet and you can use up a couple of those ingredients you have had […]

Dorset Apple Traybake

It’s September which means it is finally apple season and what could be better at this time of year than a slice or two of Dorset apple cake? If you fancy whipping up one of these traditional Dorset classics, why not take a look at this spin on it by turning it into a tray […]

The ultimate BBQ dessert

When it comes to BBQs, we know it is all about the burgers and sausages, but what about afters? Why not indulge your sweet tooth and dine alfresco with this gooey, chocolatey treat? Ingredients 200g chocolate 2bsp full fat milk 350g mini marshmallows Put a real Dorset twist on it by buying your chocolate from […]

Chicken Arrabbiata

This summer, have a taste of the Med without leaving Dorset with this easy recipe with fresh, seasonal veg, succulent chicken and spices. Ingredients 1tbsp oil 4 chicken legs 1 red onion 1 red pepper 1 heaped tsp chilli flakes 2 large garlic cloves 200ml white wine 2x 400g cans cherry tomatoes 3 oregano springs […]

What is in season in August?

As July turns into August and we get the start of the warmer weather, colourful vegetables start to make an appearance ready for the harvest time in September. You’ll find lots of different, succulent veg perfect for summer dinners, BBQs and salads and meat and fish idea for a light lunch. First off we have […]

What is in season this summer

The summer months mean warm weather, delicious fruit and plenty of chances for a BBQ in the sunshine – whilst adhering to the latest government guidelines of course! Many of the region’s pubs, restaurants and cafes will be looking to welcome you back throughout the summer, no doubt with a wide array of incredible, seasonal […]

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 […]

Strawberry shortcake slices

Biscuits, fresh Dorset strawberries and local whipped cream – is there anything better to enjoy on a warm day? It requires minimum effort, but gives maximum taste and is lovely for serving at a picnic, BBQ or garden party. Ingredients: 600ml double cream 125g icing sugar 500g shortcake style biscuits 350g strawberries As an option, […]

The ultimate summer salad

As we start heading into the warmer months of the year, you’re likely going to feel less inclined to spend your time in the kitchen, so take a look at this varied and filling salad, amazing on its own or as an accompaniment for BBQs, picnics and those picky teas we all love. Ingredients: 400g […]