Pancakes made the Mark Hix way!

When I was growing up, Shrove Tuesday was sort of celebrated with the obligatory, standard pancakes served with sugar and lemon religiously when I got home from school, as I think it was in most homes. Nothing wrong with that of course but as a kid that was Pancake Day over, oh not to forget […]

Haggis cakes

This Burns’ Night why not enjoy Haggis in a new way by creating a Haggis cake which combines both the Scottish delicacy and potatoes with just five ingredients. Ingredients: 700g potatoes peeled and chopped into chunks 300g haggis, either the original meat version or pick up a vegetarian version. 3 spring onions 150g breadcrumbs 1 […]

Eat like a royal this Christmas with the Queen’s mince pie recipe!

Ok, when we say the Queen’s mince pie recipe, what we mean is the Queen’s pastry chef’s mince pie recipe – the royal chef has shared their secret recipe, so we’ve included it here for you to make your own! The Queen’s personal chef makes her mince pies by hand months in advance and this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stuffed pumpkin recipe

It is the season, so naturally, we have to feature a pumpkin recipe! This is perfect for dinner parties, particularly if you’re entertaining vegetarians and vegans. Ingredients: 1 large pumpkin or other squash if you can’t find a pumpkin4tbsp of olive oil 100g rice 1 large fennel bulb 1 apple 1 lemon 1tbsp fennel seeds […]