Blog

Apple, Cheese and Rosemary Tarts

Apple, Cheese and Rosemary Tarts

Ingredients  2-4 crisp apples, peeled, cored and finely sliced (sweet eating apples work best as they complement the tanginess of the feta cheese) 200g feta cheese Half a sprig of fresh rosemary leaves removed and very finely chopped. 75g butter 1 onion 2 packs of...

Potato, Parsnip and Smoked Haddock Cider Bake

Potato, Parsnip and Smoked Haddock Cider Bake

  Ingredients  500g undyed smoked haddock, skinned and cut into large chunks. 750g potatoes 40g butter 3 shallots or half an onion, finely sliced 2 large leeks 3 large garlic cloves, minced 1 heaped tablespoon of plain flour 400ml of Dowding’s medium still Tower...

Apple and Cheese Vol-au-vents

Apple and Cheese Vol-au-vents

Ingredients Vol-au-vent cases Apple’s, peeled Dowding’s Wild Orchard or Orchard Brue Apple Juice Somerset Apple Brandy (optional) Raisins Icing sugar Cream cheese Method 1) Soak the raisins in either the Apple juice or brandy until plump. 2) Cut the apples into small...

Show season – here, there and everywhere!

This is the season of shows and events. I've been to many in the first part of the summer. There was the superb Wells Garden Festival in the Bishops Palace with the same weekend seeing a wonderful 2 days at the Longleat Food and Drink Festival - topped off with the...

Now we have 3 litre pouches!

After a while deliberating, we are now able to provide the Dowdings dry still Tower Brue in 3-litre pouches. This is ideal for those wanting some quality cider to take to festival, to events, to parties and a multitude of other occasions.This will also be available in...

Special offers for December – local only

If you live in or want delivery to any of these postcodes, I will bring whatever you want to your door during December!BA7, BA8, BA9, BA10.You can do one of the following:Email with your order. Pay on delivery or in advance.Order through the website and please select...

Cider and juice all made

Cider and juice all made

I've been very dilatory about updating what's been going on. I will make this a little general overarching post which I will add to subsequently.The campaign this year wasn't very long. Apples became ripe much earlier than in the last two years (which were late...

Organic v non-organic apples

I've come across the most amazing book. It's called "The Invisible Power Within Foods". But, surely all foods are the same, albeit they are produced by differing methods? No! What this book does is highlight to all of us the invisible energy contained within foods,...

Summer bliss

Summer bliss

We've been through the blissful springtime blossom, and trees heaving with bees buzzing, and now the apples are quietly growing.The new trees don't have many apples, and will be thinned (or where small trees) all removed to ensure the tree itself grows. We've also had...