In the Basket

Oranges are the only fruit

FRIENDS who have come to visit have twice recently brought pots of their own newly-made marmalade – quite the nicest present. What prat suggested marmalade was no longer a popular taste? Shaftesbury-based chef and cookery writer Philippa Davis bought her Seville oranges when they came into the shops in January and then got busy catching…

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The Frome Independent is back!

STOP PRESS:  SUNDAY’S MARKET IS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS FORECAST. THE ORGANISERS APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE, AND LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING CUSTOMERS AT THE NEXT MARKET IT may not feel much like spring, but it’s just around the corner and the Frome Independent is back on Sunday 5th March, encouraging us all to…

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Follow your Goldhill meat from field to fork

CHILD Okeford-based Goldhill Organics has become the first online delivery company in the country to offer customers information about the provenance of the meat in their meat boxes. The information about the provenance and sustainability of their meat is provided through an innovative food traceability software application. Goldhill and its supplier Blackmore Vale Butchery are…

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Advent at Martock

THE Guardians of Martock Church, whose concerts we publicise in the Fine Times Recorder, have organised an Advent Market in aid of church funds on Saturday 19th November from 10.30am to 3pm. There will be gifts, cards, cakes, preserves and other goodies on offer, with lunched and light refreshments served in the beautiful church.

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Aphrodite’s golden fruit is the apple of Philippa’s eye

I WILL admit I go through obsessional phases with certain foods. Looking through my October menus, despite there being a broad range of occasions – think Jewish New Year to partridge shoot suppers – there has definitely been a leaning towards one particular ingredient. Pomegranates, anchovies, star anise, honey, caraway, venison are some of the…

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Gold Hill Organics at Roman Road market

AS part of the Soil Association’s Organic September  programme, there will be an autumn pop-up organic market in the heart of London’s East End at Roman Road Yard Market on Saturday 10th Market. Among the businesses taking part will be Gold Hill Organics, the veg box scheme run by Jane and Nick Somper, from their…

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