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October 24, 2015 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

New smoked salmon in Apley Farm Shop

MacNeil's Smokehouse smoked salmon

MacNeil’s Smokehouse smoked salmon

2015-10-17, The Week - Weight loss is getting harder

Source: The Week, 17 Oct 2015

Apley's Smoked haddock chowder fish soup by Matt Jones

Apley’s Smoked haddock chowder fish soup by Matt Jones

My latest favourite product from Apley Farm Shop is this awesome smoked salmon from MacNeil’s Smokehouse in Herefordshire. It lasts about 5 mins once opened & is closely rivalled by our Head Chef Matt Jones’s Smoked Haddock Chowder (sorry, it’s not easy to get a good photo of it !).

In both products, it’s very easy to know exactly what the ingredients are – as brought home to all who read this small but important (& rather depressing!) article (Weight loss is getting harder) which I spotted last night. Phil Allen in Apley Walled Garden uses Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods on the Apley fruit & vegetables produced in the gardens, which are eaten in The Creamery Cafe & sold in Apley Farm Shop. That enables him to keep his use of chemicals to a minimum. We are [very much] what we eat !

2015-10-20, Pumpkin Pie

Apley Farm Shop pumpkin pie

2015-10-19, Beetroot brownies

Apley Farm Shop beetroot chocolate brownies

Talking of which … using very seasonal ingredients, I’ve just received these photos of this week’s beetroot chocolate brownies & pumpkin pie. When I made the latter about 15 yrs ago for the first time ever, I remember the family didn’t seem very impressed, so I’ve not tried again since !

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