Entries by Gary

Black Garlic

Black Garlic starts life as premium quality white garlic but, after gentle heating and a little time, its cloves become sweet, dark and jellied . This is achieved through the ageing process only; there are no additives, but Black Garlic has twice the antioxidants of normal garlic, is low in fat, rich in natural sugars […]

CSL Market Report 25th July 2015

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report 25th July 2015 This unusual cold spell shows no sign of returning to the lovely warm weather we expected for July and as a subsequence soft fruits are starting to suffer as they need warm dry weather. So if the cold & wet continues English Strawberries & Raspberries will suffer the most and […]

Best of British Produce – July

July is a great month for fantastic seasonal British produce. See below for a selection of the finest ingredients that should feature in every chef’s menu this month. Salads Round Lettuce, Cucumbers, Lollo Rosso & Biando, Iceberg, Cos, Little Gem, Pousse, Watercress, Baby leaf salads. Vegetables Cauliflower, Leeks, Swede, Beetroot, Carrots, Parsnips, White, Red & Primo […]

Matts Life 14th July 2015

After a Matt style pig-out of Pork Ribs, Beef Ribs, Lobster Burger, Brisket…….etc, at Dinerama in Shoreditch on a boys night out on Friday night Matt decided he needed a bit of exercise over the weekend to burn off a few calories. So first on the agenda he went for a 5 mile dog walk with his other […]

CSL Market Report 14th July 2015

County Supplies London Market Report 14th July Apart from a few heated exchanges and a broken toe, the Covent Garden 5-a-side football tournament on Saturday went quite well. So Monday was more about the football than the produce! Little change on last week, we have some good sized English Savoy Cabbage from Kent, Red/Green Curly […]

Honey Berries

An edible Honeysuckle berry with similar tasting fruit to blueberries is set to be the next superfood. The blue honeysuckle berries, also called honeyberries or haksaps has been grown and enjoyed for centuries in Siberia and Japan. Only a small amount has been grown in this country so far but next year they will be […]

Wild Rose Petal Honey

This was a popular feature from Robin Harford’s blog last year on how to make this seasonal treat. “My current favourite tasting rose petal is that of ‘Rosa rugosa’ aka Red Japanese Rose which not only smells heavenly, but tastes extraordinary. Chances are you’ve walked by it many times. It’s the rose with the massive […]

CSL Market Report 8th July 2015

County Supplies London Market Report 8th July  Its been a tough week getting produce from the continent with all the strikes at Calais and subsequent problems on Eurostar. Usually we have our daily delivery around 1am, over the last week your lucky if it came at all! But we managed and luckily this time of year […]

Wild Elder Flowers

Elderberries are found through out the UK along roadsides and hedgerows. The flowers appear from the end of May to the beginning of June. The Elderberry’s hermaphrodite flowers are borne in large clusters (corymbs), 10-25cms in diameter and are pollinated by bees and flies. The cream coloured flowerheads are honey scented blossoms that are crisp […]