Sweet Potato and Avocado Muffins

We often think that vegetarians get short shrift when it comes to cooked breakfasts so we’ve done our best to redress this issue here at The Old Cider House by ensuring that all our veggie guests get as good as, if not better, than the carnivores.

This week we have avocados left over and found this […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Breakfast, Food|0 Comments

Building a Pizza Oven

They are the must have for the garden this year – but instead of buying a pizza oven we built our own from scratch.

Inspired by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s, River Cottage design, we rolled our sleeves up and practised our brickwork, plastering and tiling to produce our very own Gaudiesque wood-fired oven, complete with cold smoker.

Throughout […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Food, The Old Cider House|0 Comments

Spanish Evening

The weather forecast for Saturday evening was fine and when we suggested a Spanish evening, eating out in the garden, our guests were very keen.

We spent the day preparing an eight course tapas starter (the king prawns wrapped in rice and breadcrumbs were very nice) with paella to follow and a passion fruit cheesecake. The Stowey […]

By |August 14th, 2016|Food|0 Comments

Courgette Recipes

With a wet (only at night of course) and warm summer, the produce in the garden has been some of the best we have ever experienced. The word ‘glut’ is often mentioned in our household – usually followed by the word ‘courgettes’!

We are picking three or four courgettes a day and have a dedicated a […]

By |August 6th, 2016|Food, The Old Cider House|0 Comments

Gooseberry and Orange Jam Recipe

With summer in full swing, the garden is laden with fruit and veg and we are doing our best to use everything we harvest.

Over the past few weeks we have seen the soft fruit arrive in abundance; redcurrants, rhubarb and a glut of gooseberries. However, nothing gets wasted here at The Old Cider House and […]

By |July 20th, 2016|Food, Recipes|0 Comments

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Pesto

Walking in the Quantocks at this time of year and you’ll come across glades of wild garlic in many a woodland glade. You normally smell these pungent flowers before you see them – with their pungent garlicky odour filling the air.

The Latin name for the plant is allium ursinum so called due to […]

By |April 27th, 2016|Food, The Old Cider House, Walking|0 Comments

Breakfast Week at The Old Cider House

Breakfast Week at The Old Cider House.

In those long cold days of January, what better than a campaign to get people to start their day with a healthy breakfast?

This week it’s Breakfast week and over the years we’ve made a bit of an effort to do something a little different for our quests over the […]

By |January 30th, 2016|Breakfast, Food, Special Events|0 Comments

Sausage Making!

Christmas is a time for giving and this year I was given a sausage making course held at Huntstile Organic here in the Quantocks.

This was definitely a pig to table type course, run by Martin of Greenway Farm, who has been rearing pigs and making sausages for over a decade. We started by seeing the […]

By |February 21st, 2015|Food|0 Comments