“What is the best chutney for cheese?” is a question we hear regularly from customers – and there are several answers.Firstly, it depends on the cheese; and secondly, it depends on your personal tastes. Hard cheeses Traditionally, mature cheddar, gouda and similar hard cheeses are served with strongly flavoured, dark, chutneys. The robust flavour of […]

Easy Homemade Horseradish Sauce Recipe Homemade horseradish sauce – there’s nothing quite like it for flavour and it’s really easy to make. This is an instance where I would recommend modern technology (a food processor) over the old style technique (hand grating) – partly because fresh horseradish is so strong it may have you weeping […]

This year we are using biochar for the first time on our courgettes, marrows, cucumbers and tomatoes.One of the great things about gardening is that every yearly cycle provides the opportunity to experiment with different growing techniques in what is essentially a long-term real-time growing trial. what Is biochar? For those who haven’t come across […]

If you have any interest in food, drink, crafts, jewellery or even cosmetics, you will no doubt have heard hundreds of producers boasting about their handmade products and small-scale methods. The terms “artisan” and “small-batch” have almost become clichés along with the claim that the business owner is “passionate” about the production of sandwiches/facecream/lampshades. Huntly […]

Can products be a bit vegan – or is that like being “slightly pregnant”? We’re asked from time to time if our preserves are vegan – and the answer is not quite as simple as you might imagine. On the one hand, our preserves are entirely plant-based, and we don’t handle any dairy or meat ingredients in […]