Author: Heather Brown

Heather’s Christmas Cake Recipe

Heather’s Christmas Cake Recipe

Heather recently had this recipe published in the Blackmore Vale magazine and it is one of her favourites.  This recipe will provide you with that delicious deep Christmassy flavour whether you make it 2 months or 2 days before Christmas. The secret is cooking together…

A festive highlight on Dorset’s Farms

A festive highlight on Dorset’s Farms

With the uncertainty of what Christmas might look like, some of our local farmers might not have the orders they might usually have this time of year as people wait to see how many family they can have over for Christmas.  So whilst we wait…

Christmas Gifts 2020

Christmas Gifts 2020

Dorset Foodie Feed Christmas Gifts 2020   Christmas is the time of year when our amazing food and drink producers dust off their festive recipe books and get making. Here are some of the fab products on offer this Christmas but do check out your…

Review of Polly’s Petals

Review of Polly’s Petals

I am a huge fan of flowers… growing in the garden, cut in a vase, dried or edible. I love the bright colours, the smell, the shapes, the textures, all of it! Imagine my joy when Polly’s Petals contacted me to tell me about their…

Review of Sid & Nancy Cooking Academy

Review of Sid & Nancy Cooking Academy

I remember discovering a love of cooking when I was given my own recipe book and it became something that was for me too, not just something my parents did. Sid & Nancy Cooking Academy is this generation’s cooking books for children… a subscription of…

Review of Bosk Coffee Roasters

Review of Bosk Coffee Roasters

Bosk Coffee Roastery is a small Roastery nestled into the Dorset countryside, founded and run by Louise and John Burton. Bosk Coffee specialise in sustainable, speciality coffee and care deeply about the social impact of their coffee, right from the initial grower, and work hard…

Review of Jurassic Coast Farm Shop

Review of Jurassic Coast Farm Shop

With autumn here, the nights drawing in and the temperature dropping, finding ways to not have to venture outside can be very tempting. Top that off with a global Pandemic (and a touch of panic buying beginning to empty supermarket shelves again) and local farm…

Review of The Fox Inn at Ansty

Review of The Fox Inn at Ansty

If there was a spiritual centre of Dorset, it would be at the junction of five ancient tracks, called The Dorsetshire Gap. From the middle ages, this was an important junction, joining tracks of the ridgeway, with roads to the North. OK, maybe not truly…

Dorset’s Coffee Roasters

Dorset’s Coffee Roasters

I am a huge fan of coffee and have personally spent time learning and tasting the beautiful complexities in different coffee flavour profiles. During lockdown, I took the opportunity and the simple pleasure of the routine of grinding the beans and making a fresh coffee…

Review of Cafe Bosconova

Review of Cafe Bosconova

Cafe Bosconova has always been a favourite for breakfast but what with all that has happened this year, it wasn’t until someone suggested we visit that I remembered just how great their  breakfasts really are. Cafe Bosconova is situated on the pedestrianised section of Boscombe…