This Month: May Market News 2017

Market News – May 2017

FROM OUR KITCHEN

Asparagus and Goats Cheese Quiche
Our seasonal quiche for May makes the best of English Asparagus, goats curd, mature cheddar cheese, double cream and a good seasoning to celebrate the summer months. Creamy but fresh, an individual quiche would be ideal for a quick, tasty lunch with some dressed salad or the medium quiche is great to share around a table.

Gazpacho
Summer is the perfect time to indulge in some delicious gazpacho, so as the hot months arrive we welcome back our highly popular, fresh tomato gazpacho made with red pepper, cucumber, onion, garlic, good seasoning and of course some delicious tomatoes from our stores.

Asparagus, Gorgonzola and Walnut Risotto
A delicious but subtle blue cheese with a creamy taste makes this risotto a must try. Made using English Asparagus from the Wye Valley, Gorgonzola and Walnuts and a helping of parmesan.

Tomato and Goats Cheese Quiche
Made with goat’s curd and fresh vine tomatoes this quiche is made in an individual size with shortcrust pasty and a larger size which is made with puff pastry.

FROM OUR DELI

Ubriaco Pinot Rosato
Pasteurized cow’s milk. From Veneto, Italy. The wheels of cheese are immersed for about 2 months in the Pinot-Rose wine La Jara. This process makes it possible for the cheese to soak up the aromas of the wine and then, when ready, to release the typical flavours of the Pinot Rose.
It is a cow´s milk cheese, matured at least 6 months with wheels of about 5 – 6kgs.
It has a soft dough with a particularly fruity bouquet given by the particular wine used.

FROM OUR FRUIT & VEG SECTION

English Asparagus
Grown at St Johns Farm in Norfolk. They have 120 acres of asparagus on the farm. Asparagus thrives on the sandy soils of the Brecklands. Crowns are planted at 2 years old and then grown on for another 2 years before being cut commercially. Every spear is hand cut and then graded and packed within a few hours before being refrigerated and delivered to the market, meaning our asparagus is cut and into store in a 24 hour cycle.

English Strawberries
Jubilee Selections by Driscoll’s strawberries are grown solely on British soil and are hand-selected for their perfectly heart-shaped form and delicious sweet taste. The distinctive flavour profile and fresh aroma is attributed to the meticulous breeding process that started 20 years ago.  The first crop of Driscoll’s Jubilee Selections strawberries was planted in 1997 in West Kent, when 13,000 strawberry seedlings from the Driscoll’s breeding programme were left to flourish in a test plot. After three years of selection, a seedling from the plot was chosen for its significant levels of sweetness and classic strawberry flavour, set to become the delicious strawberry that we know and love.

Globe Artichokes
Calico Variety from France. The artichoke is technically a flower bud that has not yet bloomed. Artichokes are a versatile food, and although some would consider them a vegetable, they are actually an unusual variety of thistle! For nutritional purposes, they are primarily consumed due their associated benefits of protecting against various forms of cancer, bolstering immune system strength, lowering cholesterol, and protect against diseases such as diabetes, artherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke. Artichokes have also long been famous for detoxifying the body and improving the health of the liver, and aiding in digestive issues like indigestion, constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and diarrhea. So now you know!

FROM OUR WINE SELECTION

Luigi Baudana Langhe Bianco Dragon
From the small commune of Serralunga d’Alba, in the north-west of Italy, the vineyards are situated in the ‘crus’ of Baudana and the highly regarded Cerretta. After 30 years of running the winery, Luigi and Fiorina made the difficult decision to sell to the Varje family whom impressed the two with the way they dealt with people and communicated their philosophy.

The grape vines are grown on 14-million-year-old Helvetian soil. Traditional methods such as the pruning is practiced, whilst all parts of the wine making process are done by hand.

The 2015 vintage started about a week earlier than usual, at the end of August. The weather pattern of this vintage, starting with a rainy spring and moving into a dry, sunny summer, led to an incredible aromatic complexity in the grapes.

Dry perfumes of stone, flowers and summery grass with a slightly savoury taste on the palate. This is the promise of a Serralunga white. The touches of Riesling and Nascetta add to an extra hint of elegance, giving it a long refreshing finish.

We look forward to seeing you in store soon!

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