Tag Archives: Food

Take a foodie foray into Exmoor

Exmoor is not often described as foodie heaven, but it is somewhere away from the hungry hoards that’s ripe for exploring. Holidaymakers flock to Devon and Cornwall and express their delight at the fresh fish, the dairy products and the rare breed meats they can find there, but here in Somerset there are lots of […]

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Garlic is good for you

Did you know garlic is a natural super food? It tastes great and may not be brilliant the night after on your breath if you consume a lot, but it does the power of good so experts say. It contains Allicin that has antifungal and antibacterial properties and it has traditionally been used as a […]

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Growing herbs

Herbs can be grown in borders, beds, rock gardens, in tubs and hanging baskets and of course, on window sills for convenience when cooking. Here our co-owner, top chef and gardening gourmet, John gives his tips for growing your own herbs to use in the kitchen. They’re easy to care for and only require picking […]

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Sow yourself some salad

Supermarkets can be very convenient for picking up bags of salad leaves, but nothing tastes better than salad that you have grown yourself says our gardening gourmet and leading chef, John. Now is the perfect time to sow salad leaves. Varieties you can try include Speedy Mix and Frilly Mix. They can be sown in […]

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We’re backing Exmoor food heroes & garden growers

Diners at our restaurant this year will be helping to support farmers and suppliers within a 20-mile radius of the business including some back garden growers. We’re backing nearby commercial suppliers, as well as neighbours who grow surplus produce in their vegetable patches in the village. We’re committed to supporting as many of the local […]

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Brussel sprouts

Brussels sprouts are the Marmite of Christmases past and present, but love them or loathe them, they are a festive foodie classic. Here are a few things you may not know about the humble sprout: You can now get ruby red Brussels sprouts if you shop around and these can be much sweeter in taste […]

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Benefits of spice

Spices at this time of year are a huge part of Christmas cooking but they also have some great medicinal uses too. Cinnamon Great in mulled wine and Christmas cake but in 2000 scientists at the US Agricultural Research Service found it revitalised the ability of cells to deal with excess blood sugar. Cloves Ham […]

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