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Supplier of the Month – April

Whittinghams Fresh Food

April’s supplier of the month is Whittinghams.

Based in Crewe, Whittinghams is a family business and was established over 50 years ago.

Here at Cheerbrook, they supply us with fruit and vegetables daily, and it’s the fact that they supply us daily that makes our fruit and vegetables so fresh and tasty.

Whether you’re looking to create a salad, add some extra flavour to a dish, cook a traditional roast, or make a dessert, we have a wide variety of great value, delicious fruit and veg available instore all year round.

Healthy Recipes

After the “Beast from the East” and the clocks going forward, we’re now officially into spring and warmer weather is just around the corner (fingers crossed!). Whilst the weather is still a little chilly, we have a couple of delicious, healthy recipes to get you looking forward to summer – a perfect way to make the most of our fresh vegetables.

Warminghams fresh fruit and vegetables supplier at Cheerbrook Farm Shop

Carrot and Coriander Soup (Serves 4)

Ingredients

• 2 tbsp sunflower oil
• 1 onion peeled and chopped
• 1 garlic clove peeled and chopped
• 1 tsp ground coriander
• 550 g (1 ½lb) carrots peeled and chopped
• 1 large potato peeled and chopped
• 1l (1 ¾ pint) chicken or vegetable stock
• Small handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped

Method

• Heat the oil in a large pan, and gently fry the onion for 5 minutes until softened. Stir in the garlic, ground coriander and potato, then cook for a further minute.
• Add the carrots and stock and bring to the boil. Then, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes until the carrots are tender.
• Blitz in a blender or food processor until smooth (or use a hand blender). If the soup is too thick, add a little boiling water and blend again. Adjust seasoning to taste.
• To serve, divide the soup among warmed bowls, and scatter over some fresh coriander leaves.

 

Fresh Rhubarb Available at Cheerbrook Farm Shop, Perfect for Rhubarb Fool

Rhubarb Fool (Serves 6)

It’s rhubarb season! Rhubarb makes deliciously comforting puddings, and right now, it’s younger, tender and the most in season product in the UK.

Ingredients

• 400g fresh rhubarb
• 4tbsp sweetener
• 150g 0% fat Greek yogurt
• 100g reduced-fat crème fraiche
• fresh mint leaves, to decorate (optional)
• digestive biscuits (optional)

Method

• Trim the rhubarb and cut into 1cm chunks. Place the rhubarb and 1 tbsp of sweetener in a non-stick saucepan. Add 3 tbsp of water, cover the pan with a lid and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes or until the rhubarb is very tender.
• Put the rhubarb in a bowl and add 3 tbsp more sweetener and stir well, remembering the rhubarb is hot. Taste to check it’s sweet enough, adding more sweetener if desired, then leave to cool.
• In a bowl, mix the yogurt and crème fraiche together and fold in the rhubarb. Place in 6 tumblers or wine glasses and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
• Optional: Crumble a digestive biscuit onto each fool. Decorate with fresh mint, if you like, and serve immediately.

events calendar

June & July

May 1st - September 9th: BBQ Season

It’s BBQ Season and our 3 for £10 on BBQ Packs offer is back by popular demand: 3 BBQ Packs for £10!

May 28th - June 3rd: National BBQ Week

Get involved and fire up the BBQ during national BBQ week – the perfect time to make the most of our 3 BBQ packs for £10 offer!

June 23rd: Slabs

Slabs create crisps with a difference. They believe that when it comes to crisps, size matters, making their crisps 4 times thicker than a regular! Try them here at Cheerbrook on 23rd June!

June 29th: Hemingway

Hemingway’s will be here on 29th June. Try their delicious homemade, 100% natural pesto.

July 18th: Greka Sauces

Greka sauces are now producing jams! Try both their delicious sauces and jams here at Cheerbrook on the 18th July.

July 21st: Berry Fresh Bakery

Berry Fresh Bakery supply us with fantastic, jams, chutneys, marmalades and curds made from the freshest ingredients. Give them a try on 21st July.