Sarah Belcham-Smith, owner of Simply Fruit Cakes our outstanding new cake supplier, has been telling us all about her recipes and suggesting some interesting serving combinations.
Latest Posts Sarah Belcham-Smith has very lucky neighbours as they are the chief tasters for all her new fruit cake creations. Tantalising baking smells waft freely from he… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/blog/simply-fruit-cakes/
Blue Cheeseand Mushroom Sliders with Sweet Potato and Tracklements Caramelised Red Onion Relish
Latest Posts Ingredients
1 Medium-sized sweet potato
1 Clove garlic, finely chopped
8 medium-sized closed cup portabello mushrooms
Pinch dried chilli
Salt and… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/blog/blue-cheese-and-mushroom-sliders/
Looking for inspiration for your Fish Friday supper? Then look no further. This Lemon & Rosemary Crumbed Hake with Garlic Potatoes is easy to prepare and super tasty. Plus using a more sustainable fish such as hake as an alternative to cod or haddock has …
For the potatoes
900g potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
300ml light cream
2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
½ tsp grated nu… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/recipes/lemon-rosemary-crumbed-hake-garlic-potatoes/
A few years ago, Philippa Quayle would never have imagined that she'd be spending her days hand-crafting gourmet marshmallows. But thanks to a chance glimpse of an American cooking show, Philippa's favourite childhood treat has become her life, as Art of …
A few years ago, Philippa Quayle would never have imagined that she'd be spending her days hand-crafting gourmet marshmallows. But thanks to a chance glimpse of an American cookin… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/blog/art-mallow-tasty-bit-fluff/
When Ailsa Proverbs discovered how easy it could be to make her own cheese at home, she knew it was something she had to share. Read our interview to discover The Big Cheese Making Kit, and how it netted Ailsa an MBE.
Latest Posts As a nation of cheese lovers, it might not come as a surprise that in the UK we eat around 600,000 tons of cheese every year – not including fromage frais or cottage… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/blog/say-cheese-big-cheese-making-kit/
Holwood Farm is holding a special gluten-free weekend in the farm shop to showcase its delicious range of gluten-free produce. Find out more about food allergy and intolerance in our latest blog.
Latest Posts Allergy is a big deal for many people in the UK – in fact, up to a third of adults and half of all children suffer with some form of allergy. While food allerg… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/blog/nutritious-delicious-and-gluten-free/
Growing up on the Greek island of Crete, oil from the family olive grove was a major feature of Maria Koinaki's daily meals, so when she moved to the UK to study she was determined to bring a taste of Greece to our shores.
Latest Posts When Maria Koinaki moved to the UK to study for her masters degree, she soon missed the flavours of her native Crete and looked forward to food parcels from her fami… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/blog/its-all-greek-me-olive-branch/
When guests kept asking Sally Newall where they could buy the ice cream she served at weddings, she knew it was time to quit catering and start making ice cream full time. So she set up Simply Ice Cream in October 2005 and hasn't looked back.
Latest Posts When guests kept asking Sally Newall where they could buy the ice cream she served at weddings, she knew it was time to quit catering and start making ice cream full… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/blog/ice-cream-s-simply-irresistible/
A busy mum to two young children, Lucy McKenzie could have been forgiven for snatching every opportunity to put her feet up. Yet, after deciding to take a well-earned break from what she describes as a “very intense job” as a London head hunter to spend m…
Latest Posts A busy mum to two young children, Lucy Mackenzie could have been forgiven for snatching every opportunity to put her feet up. Yet, after deciding to take a well-earn… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/blog/shake-it-lucys-dressings/
Andy Clarke’s family has been farming for nearly 40 years, more than three quarters of which has been spent at Park Farm in Hawkhurst, Kent, so it would be fair to say he knows a thing or two about rearing quality meat – or, as he calls it, ‘good, honest …
Latest Posts Andy Clarke’s family has been farming for nearly 40 years, more than three quarters of which has been spent at Park Farm in Hawkhurst, Kent, so it would be fai… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/blog/slow-meat-s-worth-wait/
March is a very exciting month as we start to head into spring. Lots of great produce is back in season, and we have lots of great new products.
Latest Posts March is an exciting time for true Great British Fare! As we start to head into spring, lots of delicious fruits and vegetables start to come back into season. We no… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/blog/march-lets-step-spring/
What would you do with a medlar? (a) Store it in sawdust (b) Leave it to rot (c) Make vinegar with it ... find out in our interview with aficianado John Stratton of Stratta
Latest Posts What would you do with a medlar? (a) Store it in sawdust (b) Leave it to rot (c) Make vinegar with it
Having chatted to medlar aficionado John Stratto… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/blog/sussex-couples-recipe-success/
This is a light but indulgent Macaroni Cheese recipe using one our favourite cheeses, Mayfield from Alsop and Walker. This recipe is from @foodwithmustard and won the Guardian Readers' Recipe Swap. Can also be seen via @GuardianWitness
50g butter 6 rashers oak-smoked bacon, finely chopped (optional) 1 large onion, finely chopped 4 tbsp plain flour 550ml milk 2½ tbsp mustard powder 1½… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/recipes/mayfield-souffled-macaroni-cheese/
Kentish beekeeper Dan Geary knows a thing or two about bees - he's been looking after hives for over 40 years.
Whether you swear by local honey to help ward off hayfever or just fancy some delicious natural sweetness on your toast, you’ll be pleased to know that we stock a selection … http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/producers/kingcott-cheese/
After 18 years as a ‘closed herd’, when no new stock was introduced, Kingcott Cheese is going through a major change by gradually switching from Holstein Friesians to Brown Swiss cows. This switch is because of ...
Latest Posts Here at Holwood Farm, we’re well known for our splendid local cheese offering. Mass-produced, ‘taste of nothing’ varieties are allowed nowhere near… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/blog/time-change-kingcott-cheese/
Honey may last forever [it’s been found in ancient tombs], but bees are dying. Entire colonies simply disappear, leaving their hives anything but abuzz with activity. Our local bee keeper Dan Geary has suffered heavy losses.
Latest Posts Get involved!
We can all do our bit to help the honey bee – here are a few ideas:
Stock gardens with plants that are very attractive to bees – ask your loca… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/blog/honey-lasts-forever-bees-are-dying/
Baba ghanoush or moutabel a Middle Eastern mezze favourite
This is a most wonderful and simple recipe, although the cooking of the aubergine is a little unusual. The secret is to char the skins of the aubergine to give a deep smokey flav… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/recipes/baba-ghanoush/
Breaking out the barbecue this weekend? Then rustle up these easy burgers, which are sure to be the best you’ve tasted!
Latest Posts Breaking out the barbecue this weekend? Then rustle up these easy burgers, which are sure to be the best you’ve tasted!
Makes 4 quarter pounders o… http://holwoodfarm.co.uk/recipes/gourmet-burgers-herby-twist/