Tagged with shirlee posner

Thai style Tomato & Chili Jam

Thai style Tomato & Chili Jam

I make a batch of this versatile relish every Christmas for canapés , cheeseboards and spicing up leftovers ! It’s a lovely hot spicy sweet concoction that is as good in a fried egg sandwich or on a gorgeous cheese board. This jam was featured in the Sugar Club Cookbook by Kiwi chef Peter Gordon … Continue reading

Redber Coffee

Redber Coffee

Merrow Depot, Merrow Lane, Guildford, GU4 7BQ The upside: Expertly sourced green coffee beans roasted to order in Surrey to buy direct or online The downside: The on-site cafe is very small The flipside: Buy an online coffee subscription for a gift that keeps giving (you choose how long for) I often rave about delightful journeys … Continue reading

Gooseberry, Rhubarb and Elderflower jam

Gooseberry, Rhubarb and Elderflower jam

I love making small batches of preserves when I have ripe fruit in the garden. Jam making this way is easy, stress free, and an incredibly satisfying hour of creativity. My gooseberry bushes were re-sited this year and I thought the trauma would kill the yield. In fact they actually they blossomed in their new … Continue reading

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia When I was at Hunts Hill Farm Shop there was a magnificent basket of newly laid duck eggs. Larger than normal and just laid, a few had to be mine. I bought half a dozen unsure where they would end up; a cake had been on the cards. With … Continue reading

Surrey Spice

Surrey Spice

The upside: Delicious authentic Indian curries hand made by chef and storyteller Mandira who grew up on a tea plantation in her native India The downside: No turning back after trying these dishes The flipside: Available from farm shops and independent food retailers in Surrey Mandira Sarkar is the creative force behind Surrey Spice. A … Continue reading

Bread making with Epsom Bakehouse

Bread making with Epsom Bakehouse

The upside: Learn to bake bread properly, from a true baking expert. The downside: Class sizes are small and sell out quickly so plan ahead. The flipside: Rhiannon is super organised and a fantastic teacher! Working in local government Rhiannon Abbot was in need of a new direction and ten years down the line, she made … Continue reading

Carolyn’s Pies

Carolyn’s Pies

Delicious traditional meat pies made by hand for farm shops and direct to the public in true cottage industry style! The upside: Locally made using quality ingredients, these pies are the best for miles. The downside: Not available outside Milford currently, but that might change in the future. The flipside: You are supporting a new … Continue reading

Natter Cafe

Natter Cafe

67 St. Johns Street. Farncombe, GU7 3EH  An award winning cafe where owner Kay has created a wonderful eating and meeting space, for the local community. The Upside: Gorgeous coffee, freshly prepared traditional all day breakfasts, contemporary salads, savouries and freshly baked cakes. The downside: This café is so busy you need to book in … Continue reading