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 and leaves no smell or bad breath.
Black Garlic’s sweet taste, with hints of molasses, balsamic and undertones of regular garlic, make it the perfect addition to a wide variety of recipes.
It instantly brings a new depth of flavour to the dishes you already love, and can also inspire new recipes of its own. Its mellow flavour ensures that it is far more versatile than white garlic, and can even be enjoyed as a snack.
We sell peeled Black Garlic in 1kg bags, give us a call for prices.

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 available commercially as they are being cultivated by farmers who usually grow strawberries in Hampshire, Somerset and Scotland, while supplies will be boosted by Polish producers. Unfortunately they will only be available for three to four weeks as they have a short growing season. They are said to be high in beneficial antioxidants and Vitamins A, E and especially C. A small handful contains 60 per cent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C and they have three times as much iron per 100g as a blueberry.
Honeyberries are so versatile as they can be eaten fresh or made into jams, jellies, pies and ice cream. They even freeze successfully.

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 hip, and is usually found in urban spaces”.

Ingredients:
1 clean jar with screw top lid.
1 jar of light, clear honey.
A tub of Rosa rugosa petals.

Suggested Instructions:
Finely chop the rose petals, the put into your empty jar and pour over the honey.
Stir well, then allow to sit on a windowsill in sunlight. The petals will all rise to the top, so when they have, add more carefully stirring them in. You might think you have filled the jar up, but keep adding more until the honey and rose petal mixture is nearly over flowing. Cap and return to the windowsill. Add more petals if there is honey showing as the petals try and separate. It’s all a guesstimate with this recipe.

Leave for a few weeks and then use on hot buttered toasted tea cakes or just plain toast. Stir into porridge, or for the wild and free, drizzle over your lovers body and indulge

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