Posts Tagged ‘Recipe’

Mr Filbert’s travels and recipes

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

A note from Mr Filbert: My company, Filbert’s Fine Foods, was launched in 2010 by my friends, Mark Taylor and Paul Dooley; two food enthusiasts with a passion for inventive and original recipes. Between them they have over 40 years experience in the food business, and have been awarded over 30 taste awards from expert panels for different products along the way. From their base in the idyllic village of Milton Abbas in Dorset, they have crafted a range of distinctive new products under my brand, Mr Filbert’s.

A note from Mark and Paul: We created Mr Filbert to help us tell our story in a richer and more interesting way. Mr Filbert is a charming and slightly eccentric culinary inventor. Having spent much of his early life travelling the world in search of adventure, Mr Filbert returned to England with his faithful dog Mac when he inherited The Old Watermill in Dellcombe Bottom from his Great Uncle Archibald, together with a very vocal parrot called Duck. From his kitchen workshop, Mr Filbert set about devising amazing recipes and contraptions with which to surprise and delight his friends. He sources the finest local produce and exotic ingredients from around the globe to create his range of deliciously different nutty snacks, gourmet oils and sumptuous drizzles. Take a look at www.mrfilberts.com to find out more about him!

We hope you enjoy our delectable recipes as much as we enjoy making them!

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When the dairy cancelled their goats milk contract in favour of cheaper imported milk, Alan and Angela decided to go into cheese making!

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Where the cheese starts!When the dairy cancelled their local goats milk contract and started to import cheaper goat’s milk from abroad, Alan and Angela were left with a herd of 300 goats producing hundreds of litres of milk each day and no customer!  They quickly had to change their business and so they decided to go into cheese making.

We’re so glad – because as a result they now make the best goats cheese we’ve tasted!

Delicious blue goats cheese!
The goats are milked by hand and the cheese is made by hand in small batches almost every day.  What makes their artisan cheese so unique is that the person who milks the goats is the person who makes the cheese! Its a labour of love and produces outstanding artisan cheese.
Wobbly Bottom Farm is a small farm situated a mile outside the historic market town of Hitchin in Hertfordshire.  The goats are free to graze on the 39 acres of grass fields and because the grass is very sweet the cheese that is not as “goaty” as some European goat’s cheese.

Welcome aboard to Wobbly Bottom Farm – our latest producer to join the family of gourmet artisan producers at FoodAdo!

Posted by Paul , FoodAdo Team

 

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National Vegetarian Week, Day Three: Paella!

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

From fabulous rice ..

… to fabulous Veggie Paella

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

3 tablespoons fruity green olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 red pepper, seeded and sliced in rings
1 yellow pepper, seeded and sliced in rings
450g/1lb tomatoes, skinned and chopped
225g/8oz thin green beans, trimmed
450g/1lb peas in their pods, shelled
450g/1lb Valencia or Arborio rice
1 teaspoon paprika
300ml/1/2 pint dry vegetarian white wine
1/2 teaspoon saffron
900ml/11/2 pints boiling vegetable stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons chopped parsley

Method

1 Heat the olive oil in a paellera or large shallow frying pan. Fry the onions and garlic gently until soft and golden. Add the peppers and fry for 4~5 minutes. Then add the tomatoes, beans and peas and cook for another 5 minutes.

2 Add the rice and paprika and stir well. Pour in the white wine and bring to the boil. Mix the saffron with the boiling stock and pour into the pan. Reduce the heat a little and simmer for five minutes.

3 Cover the pan with a lid or some foil and place in the bottom of a preheated oven at 180C/ 350F, Gas Mark 4 for 30~40 minutes, until the rice is tender and has absorbed all the stock. Alternatively, simmer on top of the stove in the same way as you would cook a risotto. Season to taste and stand, covered, for five minutes before serving sprinkled with parsley. Serves four to six.

Recipe by the Vegetarian Society

FoodAdo – For everyone that’s passionate about food!

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

Dear Foodies,

Here’s a little story about us.  You can call it “our story”.  Its about how the idea for FoodAdo first got planted as a tiny seed in the mind of our founder.

Our Story…

When the local organic deli stopped stocking his favourite raw chocolate because they didn’t have enough shelf space for all the different producers, Paul began to wonder if there was there a better way to help small unique producers get their wonderful foods into the mouths of hungry foodies?

After much research he realised that what was missing was a place where talented producers could come together, with each having a place to tell the magic of their uniquely human story, connect directly with foodies, and display the passion that drives their wonderful foods.

By coming together these producers would create a bigger voice and be able to reach a much wider audience, making it so much easier for hungry foodies across the nation (perhaps a bit like you!) to discover and buy the fabulous foods and gifts they are seeking.

And so the seed for FoodAdo was planted.

Now, FoodAdo didn’t magically appear the next day, in fact it took over a year for the idea to properly germinate and the right solution to be found.  But eventually it happened, and when he found the solution Paul knew he had discovered the way to build a business dedicated to helping amazing food producers.

The work began, with detailed plans and designs and sketches of screens and processes, and lots of conversations with small producers to understand better how we could help their businesses.  Simon soon joined the team to look after all things technical, and slowly, but very surely (and with a lot of hard work, though it doesn’t feel like work because we are very passionate about our mission here!)  the idea has been becoming a reality.

Soon (very soon!) we will have the pleasure of bringing you some absolutely amazing tasty foods from very talented  passionate artisan food producers, with foods often made by hand and in small batches and with nothing nasty added.

Among the wonderful foods you’ll see at FoodAdo are award winning sauces and chutneys and marmalades, delicious honeys, handmade chocolates, amazing cupcakes with yummy gooey chocolate inside, fabulous apple juices each made from all kinds of British apples, organic certified soups and hot chocolate with orange and chilli to keep you warm on cold winter evenings.  And there’s lots more too!

Nothing but pure delicious treats and gifts for you and your friends and colleagues to discover, buy and enjoy!

At FoodAdo we have room (and shelf space!) for everyone that’s passionate about food!

Best wishes,

The FoodAdo Team

Ps If you have  a favourite local producer you would like to see on FoodAdo, please email us at  sell@foodado.com and we’ll see if we can be of help.