17-02-10-pink-rhubarb-ripple-cakeMake with new season pink rhubarb for a really delicate rhubarb flavour!

Can be made ahead and frozen. Cuts into 12-16 slices.

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pumpkin-carrot-soupA simple and tasty way of making the most of seasonal veg that is in abundance in the autumn.

Makes enough for 8 servings

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great-taste-award-1Sarah Murray – owner of the Beechwood Fine Foods’ farm shop in the market town of Tring, Hertfordshire, with husband Toby – has once again received a Great Taste Award, this time for ‘Sarah’s Traditional Fruit Chutney’.

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lemon-polenta-cakeThere are lots of recipes for polenta cakes but I find this one works every time. Naturally gluten free this makes a sharp but sweet sticky ‘cake’ which is also great as a dessert served with crème fraiche. For a real treat you could add some limoncello to the syrup!

Cuts into 12-16 slices.

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Less formal than a traditional simnel cake, there are lots of variations depending on how much time you have or how fancy you want to make the cake. This version is a combination of different cake recipes I use, and the cake in the accompanying photo was made with gluten free flour.

Can be made ahead and frozen

Cuts into 12-16 pieces.

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15-12-01-stollen-cupcakesSweet bites of marzipan and mixed spice, fruit and nuts in a bun! Any dried fruits or nuts will do, choose your favourites or just use what you have in the cupboard. Best eaten on the day they are made.

Makes 6-8 cupcakes

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15-11-30-world-cheese-awards-smallOn Thursday 26 November, Toby Murray of Beechwood Fine Foods, the Farm Shop in Tring, Hertfordshire, enjoyed his fifth appearance as a judge at the World Cheese Awards, which took place at the BBC Good Food Show Winter at the NEC, Birmingham.

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15-08-26-recipeAt this time of year it is often difficult to know what to do with a glut of some fruits and veg; this is a great way to use an excess of tomatoes, and it freezes well too!

Makes enough for 6-8 servings

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15-03-24-beechwood-fine-foods-giant-easter-eggTring – Toby and Sarah Murray, owners of Beechwood Fine Foods located in Tring, Hertfordshire, will once again be assisting Tring Lions’ fundraising efforts by raffling a giant Easter Egg. The competition will close at 1pm on Easter Saturday 4 April 2015. Beechwood Fine Foods are one of eight retailers around Tring raffling the prize eggs.

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15-03-13-zesty-lemon-cakeThis is a genoise style sponge which can be a bit more tricky, but a higher proportion of butter and the addition of a little baking powder should help produce a wonderfully light sponge. The sweetness of the butter cream filling is offset by the zingy lemon syrup; the cake in the accompanying photo was made with gluten free flour. The sponge can be made ahead and frozen

Cuts into 12-16 pieces.

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