Heritage tomatoes, fine wine and a ghost named George

Heritage tomatoes, fine wine and a ghost named George An interview with Katie Charlton, Food and Beverage Manager at the Lansdowne Strand Hotel in Calne. Open from 10.30 am every day for coffee & cake Monday/Tues/Weds/Thurs   Bar 11.00-21.00, Kitchen 12.00-14.00, 17.00-20.00 Friday   Bar 11.00-22.00, Kitchen 12.00-14.00, 17.00-21.00 Saturday   Bar 11.00-22.00, Kitchen 12.00-15.00,…

Samphire served next to a piece of fish

What’s the scoop with Samphire?

What’s the scoop with Samphire? Samphire has become a trendy veggie offered in top fine dining restaurants. This native plant is really tasty and is a perfect accompaniment with fish but also works really well without fish (as our recipe proofs). Samphire (or glasswort, as it’s also known) isn’t really a seaweed but it does…

habanero chillies

How hot are you willing to go?

How hot are you willing to go? We hope you loved your free gifts this week which included some chillies –  have you enjoyed trying out some of the recipe suggestions on our Pinterest board and in our Tuesday email (P.S. if you haven’t signed up to our weekly email newsletter you can sign up…

Honey is the bee’s knees!

Honey is the bee’s knees! Honey is definitely nature’s gift to our table and it is one of the most extraordinary foods that we can eat. It is sweeter than sugar, absorbed more quickly, contains vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and has been used therapeutically for centuries. With so much press over recent years, it’s a…