Unusual things to do in Dorset

Dorset is a wonderful place to visit whatever the season. If you’re going in the summer, you get to experience the beautiful beaches, visiting in the spring means you can see the new shoots and flowers in the region’s nature reserves and countryside areas and coming in the winter gives you chance to explore the […]

Dorset is officially the cleanest place to eat!

According to information gathered by the Food Standard Agency, Dorset is the cleanest place to eat out in the UK – so on top of having some of the best produce in the country, Dorset also has some of the best hygiene ratings! The research found that restaurants, hotels and take aways with the DT […]

Gnocchi with a Christmas twist

If you love gnocchi but you are in the mood for a festive dinner, why not make this classic Italian dinner with a Christmas twist by swapping potato for parsnips? This Christmassy themed dish uses up parsnips and other winter flavours and is a healthy and vegan option to traditional gnocchi. Ingredients 400g parsnips 600g […]

Gingerbread biscuits

Winter is the season for gingerbread, spice and things nice and as gingerbread biscuits are easy and fun to make, gather the kids together and make a little gingerbread family! Either shape them using people shaped cutters or just shape them like usual biscuits – whatever you prefer! Ingredients 300g plain flour 60g brown sugar […]

Chipotle Cauliflower Cheese

Is there a vegetable more versatile than the cauliflower? You can boil them, you can roast them, you can coat them in batter and make fast food favourites like popcorn chicken into vegan treats – whatever you want to do with them, they are a welcome addition to most meals. As we’re heading further into […]

24 hours in Bournemouth

Holiday resort, shopping centre, student hub… Bournemouth is many things to many people and has plenty to offer whether you’re staying for a while or just passing through. Here are our suggestions of things to do if you find yourself in Bournemouth. The seafront Bournemouth has seven miles of sandy beaches, so naturally, we want […]

Book and Bucket Cheese Company are best dairy producer!

The Book and Bucket Cheese Company are celebrating after being named the Best Dairy Producer of 2019 at this year’s Blackmore Vale Taste Awards. The Blackmore Vale Taste Awards, hosted by Blackmore Vale Media, the local newspaper covering the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset and Somerset are one of the most prestigious events in the […]

Our suggestions for where to find pumpkins in Dorset

The spooky season might be over, but that doesn’t mean that all the pumpkins have to go to waste, especially not with the vast number of recipes and tasty treats that can be made out of pumpkins. Plus, pumpkins make great treats for animals, including birds, hedgehogs and squirrels, so even though Halloween is over […]

Sausages with winter veg mash

Sausage and mash is a staple when it comes to British cuisine and with this wintery take on a classic, you’ll find comfort on those dark evenings when only a familiar favourite will do. Ingredients 4 sausages – try these from sozages. 2 parsnips 3 medium potatoes 175g Brussel sprouts 4 tbsp milk 1 tbsp […]

Make your own winter vegetable and lentil soup

It’s getting colder and with the abundance of seasonal produce that can be found in Dorset, it’s the perfect time for making a healthy home-made soup. The beauty of a soup is that you can use any veg you like, but here are our suggestions of how to create a great winter soup.   Ingredients […]