Celebrate World Vegetarian Day with some proper Dorset grub!

World Vegetarian Day is an annual celebration of all things vegetarian and is the starting point for Vegetarian Awareness Month which aims to inform people about the various benefits of eating healthily and sustainably. Being vegetarian or incorporating more vegetarian meals into your diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out one amazingly tasty food […]

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 […]

Poached eggs with smashed avocado

Avocados are in season right now and they’re pretty versatile, you can eat them for breakfast, on a salad or as part of a Mexican themed dish. Why not pick up some avocados from one of the local delis and give this filling breakfast a go. Ingredients 2 tomatoes ½ tsp rapeseed oil 2 eggs […]

Seafood tacos

Tacos are one of those meals that require minimum effort but give out maximum taste – they’re the ultimate fun finger food for picnics, eating outdoors and as something to serve for dinner parties. Plus, they’re easy to adapt for vegetarians/vegans and they work with both meat and fish! Here are three different ways of […]

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, […]