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My Christmas Food and Gift Top 20 for 2015

My Christmas Food and Gift Top 20 for 2015

I felt like a judge on a reality show choosing my top 20 without leaving anyone out. There are so many fabulous producers I have met since doing this blog and you all deserve a space here but I had to set a limit. So, in no particular order! Local free-range turkey reared on Etherley … Continue reading

Carluccio’s Caffè

Carluccio’s Caffè

Wolsey Place Shopping Centre, Woking Shopping, Commercial Way, Woking, Surrey GU21 6XX Great Italian coffee, delicious menu and gourmet food shopping bang smack in the centre of Woking The upside: A credible place for stylish eating in the town centre with three gold stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Assocation The downside: It’s no longer independently … Continue reading

Village Greens Farm Shops

Village Greens Farm Shops

Award winning ethical farm shops in Ockley and Dorking run by owners Catherine and James Dampier who have stuck hard to their founding principles  The upside: This is ethical trading at it’s finest with all suppliers fully researched before products are listed  The downside: Be prepared to pay for quality and integrity but its totally … Continue reading

Emmas Cake House

Emmas Cake House

A highly skilled baker and cake decorator whose products are unbeatable for taste and appearance Main event: Gorgeous celebration cakes, which look too good to eat Is it worth the calories? There is cake and then there is Emma’s cake Tips: Order in advance for special celebrations; these cakes take time to create After graduating in Hotel Management … Continue reading

Secretts Farm Shop

Secretts Farm Shop

Hurst Farm, Chapel Lane, Milford, GU8 5HU Upside: Fabulous seasonal produce complimented by a staggering array of culinary ingredients, top notch meat and the best stocked cheese counter for miles Downside: There is only one Secretts in Surrey but even if it’s a hike its worth a visit! Flipside: The farm shop is also home to Black Barn … Continue reading

Chalk Hills Bakery Shop and Cafe

Chalk Hills Bakery Shop and Cafe

 75 Bell Street, Reigate, RH2 7AN A bakery and café delivering artisan bread and pastry magic to the lucky folk of Reigate. Go there for: Handmade artisan bread, gorgeous pastries, tarts, and a bacon sandwich to shout about. Avoid: Trying to resist anything in this café; it’s futile. Is it worth the calories?: I should … Continue reading