Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our customers & readers of this blog! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and here’s to a good 2012 for everyone.
The farm shop will be opening again on the Wednesday 4th Jan.

Heligan Gardens on Google Street View

How cool is this? You can now have a virtual wander around Heligan on Google Street View! It’s a bit limited as to where you can go but what is there is looking good, they definitely chose a beautiful day for it! Point your mouse over to Google and type in PL26 6EN and go from there.

Here’s the productive gardens:

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all our customers and readers a very peaceful and lovely Christmas.

Banana Bread

Hope you’ve all had a lovely Easter! We’ve started the marathon of bank holidays so get cooking with some lovely spring lamb or maybe some cuts for the barbecue. Stop by the farm shop for a yarn with our butchers who’ll advise you on the best cuts for roasting, grilling, frying or bunging on the barbecue! If you don’t happen to live near the farm shop, then you can order online and even speak to one of our butchers before you order, just to make sure you get exactly the right thing! The Deli counter is packed with some fabulous Cornish cheeses as well as some well known British favourites such as Cropwell Bishop and Montgomery’s Cheddar. It is also well stocked with homemade salads, pies and quiches.
So come on in and stock up, or visit www.lobbsfarmshop.com to place your order online with delivery across mainland UK.

Now for something completely different…

If you feel inspired to bake something nice and happen to have a couple of bananas lurking in the fruit bowl that are rather on the spotty side, you can’t fail with this lovely Banana Bread recipe…

    100g/4oz Butter, softened
    140g5oz light muscovado sugar
    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    100g/4oz walnuts, chopped
    2 ripe bananas, mashed
    2 tablespoons of milk
    225g/8oz self-raising flour
    1tsp cinnamon
    a generous grating of nutmeg
    zest of 1 large orange
    a scattering of whole almonds

Preheat your oven to 180˚c/fan oven 160˚c or top oven of an Aga (and keep an eye on it!)
Butter and line a 2lb loaf tin. Cream the butter and sugar, then add the eggs. Fold in the walnuts, milk, mashed bananas, orange zest. Then add the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir well. Spoon into the loaf tin, dot the top with the whole almonds and bake for around 55-60 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool, I find the cooling process is helped along by chipping bits off the loaf and eating whilst still warm!

Easter Weekend

Hey up foodie chums, check out that forecast for the upcoming Easter weekend!  Wherever you may be, get the barbecue fired up, get some great local food on there and just generally have a good one!

fancy nice farm shop

This blog is hosted with the wonderful WordPress.com if you hadn’t noticed already. Behind the scenes of the blog there is a user interface that includes all the info about about how someone found the site i.e a google search, or a link clicked through from another site etc. It also provides the words someone has entered into a search engine to reach your site, today I noticed that someone had found the Lobbs Farm Shop blog by googling ‘Fancy Nice Farm Shop’. So there you are, that tells you everything doesn’t it?! -sal

Daily Telegraph articles…

Greetings from a bitterly cold Cornwall, the North East wind has been biting, keeping the temperatures just below 0˚c. Positively balmy!

My beady eye caught a couple of interesing articles in the Saturday edition of the Daily Telegraph. The first one, about Cheese and generally how lovely it is, gives a brief mention of Cornish Yarg. Secondly, there’s a nice article about Tracklements, whose excellent products we stock in the farm shop and online. It was the main foodie feature in this weeks Telegraph magazine, nice bit of promo for the company! You can read it here

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