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Fresh cranberries have arrived. Perfect for freezing ready for Christmas, £2.80 for 340g, fresh from Wisconsin USA, Cranberries are grown on 21,000 acres across 20 counties in Wisconsin. The sand and peat marshes in central and northern Wisconsin create the perfect growing conditions for them. 

Cranberries are one of the few Native American fruits, they have not always been called cranberries! Indigenous American people called this fruit ibimi which literally means “bitter berry”. German and Dutch settlers renamed the fruit “crane berry” because they thought the flower and vine looked like the head, neck and bill of a crane.

Cranberries grow on low running vines in marshes and sandy bogs. They need acidic peat soil, and to be near fresh water. Contrary to popular belief, while cranberries need to be near water, they do not actually grow in water. There are two primary methods to harvest cranberries: dry harvesting, and wet harvesting. In wet harvesting, the fields where the cranberries grow are flushed with water, and the growers come through with machines to dislodge the berries from their vines. The machines are nicknamed “eggbeaters”.

Once the cranberries are dislodged, they rise to the surface of the water, are collected, and taken to be processed. Wet harvesting is very efficient, but it also damages the berries more than dry harvesting. This method is only used for cranberries which are going to be processed. Our cranberries are dry harvested so they reach you in peak condition.

Our cranberries come from Ocean Spray, a farmer-owned cooperative, which gives all the profits back to it’s farmers. It is made up of over 700 growing families in North and South America. Seven out of ten cranberries that are sold in the world today come from Ocean Spray.

Not only for cranberry sauce, you can add to cocktails or champagne, delicious in cakes and muffins, add to apple crumble. We have 2 great recipes one for cranberry sauce and the other for cranberry muffins.

Greek Feta, the perfect salad cheese.

Cheese of the week is Cricket St Thomas Capricorn goats cheese, beautifully balanced with a mild and nutty flavour, this multiple award winning team of cheesemakers use a process of ripening that creates an irresistible full flavour and creamy texture. A tasty alternative to cow’s milk cheeses, It is perfect for all cheese lovers and suitable for vegetarians. Try crumbled into salads, grilled over vegetables or add to your favourite toasty for the ultimate cheese-lovers treat. £3.20 100g

Solo Garlic

We have something a little different this week. These are new to us, Solo Garlic, also known as Snow Garlic or Kashmiri Garlic. This is one single clove about the size of a small pickled onion. It has the flavour of garlic, but milder. Easy to peel and delicious roasted whole in their skin with roasted vegetables.
£4.50 250g (approx 20 cloves)

Mixed Mushroom Risotto

If you need some inspiration for a quick but special meal why not try our mixed mushroom risotto. You can add a complete recipe bag for £9.00 or go to our Recipe page to see many more recipe bags we can assemble and have ready for you to collect or have delivered. (£15 minimum applies for free local delivery). Or you can also add a punnet of our Mixed Mushrooms for £4.00

La Tua Fresh Pasta

Looking for a quick delicious dinner why not try our range of La Tua Pasta, from Thursday we will have available – 

Spinach and Ricotta ravioli £5.50 250g serves 2 – Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli is the most traditional and well-known Italian variety of ravioli. The delicious and creamy filling is made from scratch in the La Tua’s London kitchen by cooking whole spinach leaves with a bit of garlic and then adding fresh ricotta cheese and Italian grated cheese. This filling is a firm favourite which is only reflected by the number of awards it’s acquired. We suggest serving up with olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano or gently coating with a Sage Butter Sauce.

Pea & Shallot Vegan Ravioli £6.00 250g serves 2 – La Tua artisan Peas & Shallot Vegan* Ravioli are square-shaped pasta parcels (made with durum wheat flour and water) stuffed with a simple but delicious filling of green peas and tasty shallots sautéed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. They are best served with our Mutti Tomato Sauces or a sauce of your choice.

Potato Gnocchi, delicious soft potato dumplings suitable for vegans. £3.50 250g serves 2 – La Tua Potato Gnocchi are delicious soft potato dumplings. They are freshly made using premium Italian ingredients. They are soft and light in texture, and cook in only a few minutes in boiling water. They are extremely versatile and can be served with any sauce. If you prefer them crispy, just pan fry them in butter or tossed with pan fried veg.  Suitable for vegans*. Suitable for freezing

Pumpkin & Ricotta Tortelloni £7.00 250g serves 2 – La Tua use top quality pumpkins and roast them in the oven. They then add delicate ricotta cheese, Italian grated cheese and a touch of nutmeg. Try them with melted butter, sage and Parmesan cheese for a restaurant quality dining experience or just butter pepper and salt and parmesan cheese.

Cacio de Pepe Tortelloni £7.00 250g serves 2 – Cacio & Pepe literally means cheese and pepper and that is exactly the filling of this delicious tortelloni.

Burns Night – 25th Jan

Burns Night Wednesday 25th January

Just an early reminder about Burns Night and the fact that our haggis delivery has arrived.

We only have a few 200g serves of MacSweens vegetarian Haggis still available.

Enjoyed by vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters alike, this Delicious Every Day vegetarian haggis is a mix of healthy fresh vegetables, pulses, oatmeal, seeds and spices. Convenient to cook with for a variety of recipes.

If haggis isn’t your thing why not try our Cullen Skink recipe – serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a main £9

LillyPuds Luxury Christmas Pudding

We have just received our delivery of LillyPuds traditional Luxury Christmas Pudding.

This pudding has a Two Star Great Taste Award and is made from the finest vine fruits, apples, apricots, almonds and ginger blended with ale and brandy.

  • Minimum 50% fruit
  • Naturally sweet – less than 5% added sugar
  • No mixed peel
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • No dairy ingredients

We also have Devon Clotted Cream an absolute to serve with Christmas Pudding.