Homemade jams, pickles and chutney

Waterhouse Fayre homemade preserves, jams, pickles and chutney can found throughout the West Country; in farm shops, delicatessens, specialist cheese shops as well as tea rooms, restaurants and hotels.

Homemade stawberry jam Devon the south of England

A journey which started as a way to use those surplus home grown raspberries by turning them into jam in Ann Stallard’s kitchen.

English jams preserves and pickles Devon the south of England

A business which started on Saturday mornings at the South Molton Pannier Market which has grown over the years.

Homemade pickles and preserves Devon , the south of England

But it is still a family affair which runs from home. Still only producing small batches in their preserving pans.

Homemade artisan jams Devon the south of England

Producing the award winning traditional handmade jams, preserves, pickles and chutneys for which they have built an enviable reputation.

 

Fee’s Food

One party request  that led to another, the start of what has become Fee’s Food. Being asked to do something that makes people happy.

Homemade food Rock Cornwall

A simple beginning that has grown into a coffee shop, a catering service and online oven ready meals.

Oven ready meals Rock Cornwall

Situated in Rock everything is done by hand in small batches and by people who are passionate about what they do.  Where the ready made meals are prepared with the same ingredients and care as one expects from a home run kitchen.

There are no shortcuts or compromises, just delicious, wholesome, homemade and unfussy food.

Home baked doughnuts in Rock Cornwall

Such as Alfie’s home baked doughnuts. Handmade from scratch with a choice of vanilla custard, chocolate and raspberry jam or the Smoked Haddock Rarebit that is a firm favourite in the shop. Perfect quick lunch, light mid week supper or if spread on small pieces of toast, an incredibly moreish canapé.

Home cooked meals in Cornwall the south of England

 

Homemade pies and savouries

“My best ever memory of true baking success was when I was about 3 or 4 years old & I made fairy cakes with my long suffering Mum. My Dad came home from work & I was so excited … Dad took a bite & rolled on his back with his arms & legs in the air to play dead – I just KNEW he loved them.”

Homemade pies and bakes Weymouth Dorset the South Coast

As do so many of the customers who have found the Baking Bird, Lizzie Crow on her bun run.  Homemade pies, savouries, quiches, tempting tarts, drizzled cakes and puff pastries.

Homemade pasteries, pies and pasties Weymouth Dorset the south of England

The kitchen in her Dorset cottage is always busy. The walls lined with pots and pans, with herbs and ingredients in every nook and cranny and  the wholesome heady aroma of freshly baked bread, cakes and pastry.

Homemade sausage rolls Weymouth Dorset on the South Coast

A regular at the Dorset Farmers Markets she can also be found  at the Royal Standard  in  Upwey.

Wholesome homemade pies in the south of England

Pub Lunch

Emsworth is a quite coastal village in the south of England

Emsworth Yacht Harbour

Where you can find the Coal Exchange and one of the best home cooked pub lunches on the South Coast

Best pub lunch on the English South Coast

They offer an extensive but simple menu which includes all the popular wholesome pub meals. Generous portions of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, a large beer battered cod fillet served with chips, baked ham egg and chips or steak and ale pie.

Large beer battered cod and chips Emsworth Hampshire

To be finished off with something sweet homemade and drowned in cream

Homemade puddings in Hampshire

Farmers Markets

One of the few outdoor markets I have been to, with a bit of character, is the Hampshire Farmers Market in Emsworth.

Farmers Market Emswoth Hampshire

Held in the Village Square the stalls are interesting and imaginative.

Scotch eggs Emsworth Hampshire

Offering the best scotch eggs on the South Coast

Homemade pork pies Emsworth Hampshire

Hand cut homemade pork pies

Artisan bread Emsworth Hampshire

And artisan bread. Just some of the stalls to be browsed on a lazy Saturday morning.

Coffee in Midhurst

I had an hour to kill in Midhurst. So I settled myself into a tearoom run by Neil and Theresa Cannings.Home cooked food in Midhust

Tilly’s of Midhurst fronts onto Rumbolds Hill so you can’t miss it. But it is far enough away from everything else to make it a little different. They serve breakfast, light lunches and traditional afternoon teas.

Red Bush tea Chichester

I was tempted by the home cooked Gammon Platter but settled for a bowl of soup with a thick slice of bread as it was still a bit early for lunch.

Homemade soup Midhurst Chichester

 

The Duke of Wellington

As usual, I started ordering my Rock Shandy by explaining painstakingly how it all goes together.

Best pubs in Southampton

Only to have the barkeep suggest that the next time I simply try ordering a Rock Shandy. This as he gave it a final swirl with the swizzle stick.

Rock shandy in the UK

The building dates back to the 12th Century and was first licenced in the early 1400’s which might or might not make it one of the oldest pubs in the UK. A claim made by many a public house. But it matters not. This is where I go for a pub lunch whenever I am in Southampton.

Pubs in Southampton

A simple menu that includes traditional home cooked pub meals.

Pub luches in Southampton traditional fish and chips

Well prepared, decent portions and reasonably priced.

Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding pub lunches Southampton

And a dessert menu to round off a good meal

Traditional English puddings