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  • A Piece of Cake by Bev

    Beverly Hams’ love of baking has its roots in early childhood. Her mother ran a tea room from their smallholding in Cornwall, making her own butter and ice cream, and serving baked cakes to visitors to the waterfall in the beautiful wooded valley. After forty years of teaching she retired and took the bold move to pursue her love of baking setting up A Piece of Cake by Bev. Her cakes aren’t the pretty cupcakes or fondant iced cakes but tray bakes perfect for feeding family and friends or serving at events. She uses local and organic products and everything is freshly made. Available in different sizes her most popular include chocolate ganache, lemon drizzle, coffee & walnut and a gluten free range. You can order online or by phone and if in SN9 Beverley will deliver, or post so they’re with you the next day. ‘I attend a lot of local food fairs and have had extremely positive feedback. Customers love the local and organic products, the fresh bake and the personal touch of a message with your postal order. I’m adding new flavours all the time - the other day I baked a dairy and gluten free spiced orange cake and a dairy and gluten free lemon and raspberry. At Christmas I made gluten free puddings and cakes, frangipani mince pies, spiced nuts, biscotti and brittle all in pretty little bags.’ ...»

  • The Wiltshire Liqueur Company

    From a delightful cottage just inside the Wiltshire border, Tiffinie Pride and her partner Christopher have developed a distinctive collection of delicious liqueurs. Made with far less sugar than traditional liqueurs and introducing unusual fruits such as wild strawberries from France and blood oranges from Sicily, these liqueurs really allow the fruit to dominate the flavour.  Tiffinie has set out to transform the way we think about liqueurs, encouraging new experimental ideas about how to mix and cook with them. Her current favourite ideas include pouring new blood orange liqueur over crepe suzette and adding a few glugs of wild strawberry liqueur into Eton mess – to  make a “Drunken Mess!”  These liqueurs look really stylish too. The William Morris inspired labels echo the blend of the traditional with an original twist.  And at no extra cost, the labels can be personalised with a name, phrase or event; perfect for a shooting party, wedding, house warming or birthday gift.   There are plenty of inspiring recipe and cocktail ideas on the website as well as lots more information about the range of liqueurs and how to order. Order online and postage and packaging is free.   ...»

  • Wiltshire Farmers Markets

    Wiltshire Farmers’ Markets Association run monthly markets across the county where local people can buy local food and drink direct from producers.  The Association has around 60 producer-members selling at the markets which vary in size and character.  Expect to find a good selection of seasonal vegetables, meats, cheeses, preserves, cakes and bread and, increasingly, cider and beers.  Also look out for: rapeseed oil and natural skin care with new products appearing all the time such as fish and locally produced charcuterie e.g. salamis, air dried ham and chorizo.  The aim is to give farmers, growers, foragers and makers a reliable outlet for their goods and, importantly, more control over the price in relation to the cost of production.  There are lots of benefits for the consumer too.  The markets have a great atmosphere and the producers are always ready to talk about what they do, to explain about production methods, where the products comes from and what makes them special.    Shopping at the farmers market can turn the chore of the weekly shopping trip into a pleasure. ...»

  • Love Food

    Lucinda Bevan is a nutritional therapist & chef with a keen interest in the brain. She provides one to one consultation, advises businesses & restaurants on nutrition and can come to your home to run lively and informative nutritional cookery demonstrations with your friends. Her latest venture is 'Love Food at home' making home cooked food for people local to Marlborough. Her popular Christmas hampers are a treat - beautiful seagrass hampers filled with delicious homemade goodies. As a nutritionist, the real difference with Lucinda’s approach is that she understands the link between eating well and feeling good. “At my cooking demonstrations some people come to learn recipes that will help them with depression or anxiety whilst others may have seen ingredients in the shops in the “healthy eating” aisle, such as spelt, quinoa or buckwheat but they don’t know what to do with them. Quinoa can end up as revolting mess or wonderfully delicious depending on how it’s cooked. I show how to do it well while explaining about the ingredients and the benefits for a healthy lifestyle.” Those who've attended Lucinda's nutrition workshops or cooking demonstrations comment on how friendly and sociable those events are. Those who've tried her food love it - it always disappears very quickly!...»

  • Well Natural

    Queen Street, Salisbury has been home to Well Natural for 30 years but only under the current ownership since 2015. After an established career in a London chain of health stores, and keen to do something for himself, Sanjay Patel bought the popular Salisbury store. ‘If you want a healthy lifestyle we cover most bases and can meet most of the needs of a weekly shop either instore or online. We stock healthy foods including dairy free, gluten free and vegan options, sports nutrition items, books, skincare products and even environmentally friendly household goods. Supplements is our biggest section full of vitamins, minerals and raw food ingredients.’ With an emphasis on high quality brands and knowledgeable staff you know you’re going to get the right advice and products. Renown for being relaxed and friendly they pride themselves on offering a personalised shopping experience and are on a first name basis with most of their customers. The café serves local food suitable for all diets, nutritional juices are made to order and even the coffee comes from a local roastery. Their recycling service means pill pots and Ecover bottles can be refilled at a fraction of the cost. ‘We hold seminars and courses here and there are plans afoot to open more stores. Come and visit - browse the informational leaflets and chat to our staff, we’re here to help.’ ...»