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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Pamphill Dairy introduce their Olive Oil Supplier – Two Fields Zakros

Two Fields Olive Oil

Meet the Suppliers     We recently started stocking Two Fields Zakros, an extra virgin olive oil produced by two Dorset brothers, Harry and William, who moved to Zakros in Crete to set up their sustainable olive farm. So how do two guys from Dorset end up in Crete? We caught up with them to…

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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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