Heather Brown

Heather Brown runs Dorset Foodie Feed and just loves championing local businesses. Heather lives in Bournemouth with her husband and two teenage boys.

Review of La Maison Macaron

Review of La Maison Macaron

This is something quite decadent about the french macaron… smaller than a traditional sweet bake, but so full of flavour and when made well, they are both crisp and chewy. They are a difficult bake to master and time consuming to make, but they are…

Find your local Fishmongers in Dorset

Find your local Fishmongers in Dorset

Have you had trouble when trying to find Fishmongers in Dorset? It wasn’t that long ago that finding somewhere to buy fresh fish outside of a supermarket was difficult, especially in East Dorset. Since the pandemic forced the first lockdown in March 2020, our local…

Recipe for Millionaire’s Shortbreads.

Recipe for Millionaire’s Shortbreads.

A crumbly biscuit base, some gooey caramel and a topping of soft chocolate… these sweet treats are a great little pick-me-up at the end of a long day and this recipe for Millionaire’s Shortbread is delicious.  In my opinion, a large caramel layer that makes…

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Sometimes the simple things are the best. This is the first cake I learnt to make as a teenager and I have never found a better Victoria Sponge Cake recipe (thank you Mum!).  This versatile recipe can be adapted to add all sorts of delicious…

Raspberry Jam Doughnut Recipe

Raspberry Jam Doughnut Recipe

There is nothing better (in my opinion) than a freshly made, heavily sugared doughnut, filled to the brim with raspberry jam. They are not difficult to make but they do take a little time… but who doesn’t have some free time at the moment?! This…

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…

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…