Author: John Grindle

Dorset’s Milk Vending Machines

Dorset’s Milk Vending Machines

During our daily lockdown walk through the village, there was one thing that seemed to be chugging along as normal and that was the installation of a milk vending machine. I thought what a brilliant innovative idea, until I found out later there are a…

Recipe for Fish in Parcels

Recipe for Fish in Parcels

This recipe is an excellent way to cook delicate fish either on the BBQ or in a conventional oven. Use local fresh fish, such as bass, brill, plaice, whiting, cod, haddock, arctic charr or hake. Just be aware that the thicker the fish the longer…

Review of Lizzie Baking Bird’s Isolation Boxes

Review of Lizzie Baking Bird’s Isolation Boxes

Lizzie (Crow) really doesn’t need any introduction if you are from the west of the county or you’re regular visitors to the Farmers Market and/or Food Festivals. Lizzie aka Baking Bird, is the one that cooks the most amazing rustic, gnarly, mouth watering, delicious, beautiful…

Recipe for Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Recipe for Portobello Mushroom Burgers

If you like mushrooms, then this is the burger for you and if you don’t, once you have added all the trimmings, you will find it difficult to tell this juicy veggie burger from a meat one. Portobello mushrooms are relatively cheap; they are also…

Food Producer review of Chilcott Turkeys

Food Producer review of Chilcott Turkeys

I passed the entrance to Glebe Farm Owermoigne everyday for over two thirds of my working life and when the signs for their free-range turkeys went up, it would herald the start to the Christmas festivities. So I was thrilled to finally head up the…

Review of Dorset Herbs

Review of Dorset Herbs

I get to meet a lot of passionate people developing their food businesses across Dorset, no more than Yordan and Justin Frampton, who have created in March 2018 Dorset Herbs and Essences Ltd. I met them on one of the hottest days of the year,…

Review of Myra’s Kaiseki

Review of Myra’s Kaiseki

When I last visited Myra’s Kaiseki (a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner) it was called Sushi & More and that was way back in 2015 just after it opened. We were kindly invited back to sample their food and excited to see what Paul, front of…

Review of Mad Cucumber in Bournemouth

Review of Mad Cucumber in Bournemouth

Vegan food is now part of main stream dining and every food outlet worth their salt is adding a range of vegan options to their menus. This is good news for everyone because vegan food that has been prepared well is of the highest quality…

Review of the Olive Branch in Wimborne

Review of the Olive Branch in Wimborne

Hall & Woodhouse has invested over £30 million into Dorset in the last five years. The investment includes building a new Brewery in Blandford and major refurbishments of a number of pubs spread across the county. One of these pubs is The Olive Branch in…

Review of Piddle Valley Chickens

Review of Piddle Valley Chickens

The Piddle Valley Chicken is owned and run by Kevin (Kev) and Jenna Froud (who also works for her family business as a manager). Currently Piddle Valley Chicken is spread across different sites, one to bring on the chicks and another to process the chickens…