Archive for April 2019

Recyclable Plastic Cups? The tip of the Iceberg

Cider Plastic Cups

Tim Beer from Marshwood Vale Cider raises concern over the effectiveness of the recyclable plastic cups and subsequent disposal methods…. Post/Image credit: Tim Beer – courtesy of Marshwood Vale Cider’s Facebook Page     It’s that time of the year again, need to get stocks in for the coming silly season of events, should be an…

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Ma Bolton – How It All Began

Ma Bolton Market

Origins How did I get from a busy Mum who liked to make novelty cakes to running my own business supplying local farm shops with my products? Sometimes I ask myself that! I am a qualified Occupational Therapist and worked in many different hospitals doing this job up until about 2008. At this point in…

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An evening with Chunki Chef at Shelley’s Restaurant in Weymouth

Pate starter

Why did we choose Shelley’s? Usually when you go somewhere to eat with a view to writing about it afterwards, you’re assessing the venue and the experience. This was slightly different. We visited Shelley’s Restaurant which is a part of the Richmoor Hotel on The Esplanade in Weymouth as much out of curiosity about the…

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Mudeford Seafood Festival Teaser

Mudeford

Here’s a teaser previewing the upcoming Mudeford Seafood Festival next month.     The inaugural Mudeford Seafood Festival is moving ever closer. We really can’t wait for this one. It’s going to be fantastic and we’re looking forward to seeing you all there!    

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Tents, trees & treats

Roundhill Campsite

Tents, trees & treats Ever since I was young, I’ve loved camping, and it’s always been in the New Forest. My family didn’t have a lot of money when I was younger – so hopping on the train with our tents on our backs was the perfect little holiday. Last week I decided I’d spent…

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Hot Buttered Vodka

Dorset Ginger Small Bottles Selection of Mixers

Dorset Ginger with Cinnamon. Vodka. Butter. Cider. Spices.   First make up a batch of mulled cider using, Michelin Star from Dorset Star, with a good measure of Dorset Ginger with Cinnamon and typical mulling spices, brew for half an hour, add a good measure to one shot of Porters Perfection Vodka and a small…

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The Importance of Photography to Small Business Owners

Why is having professional photography a make or break to small business owners? There’s a bunch of reasons why investing time – and sometimes a little bit of money into killer #photos is extremely beneficial to any business… especially small ones! The chances are that if you’re a small #business, you’re in one of two…

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Slow Braised Pork Belly in Cider

Slow Braised Pork Belly in Cider

Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1 whole side bone in belly pork 12 banana shallots 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 3 pints of local cider 6 carrots roughly chopped Season with black crack pepper and salt   Method Roughly chop shallots, garlic and carrots and lightly sauté in pan with olive oil for around 8-10…

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