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In February we spent a couple of days in sunny Spain doing some house stuff, a bit of gardening and having a bit of R&R. More importantly we were able to have our first taste of this year’s harvest, a quota of which is about to head back to the UK and will be with me in the middle of March.  To order anything you can either go to - the new olive oil will be online as soon as it arrives with me, or alternatively if you want to preorder do email me and I will contact you as soon as it is here.

As always the incredibly popular Village Oil is delicious - I continue to have it in 4 different sizes - 250ml, 500ml, 1 litre and the 2.5 litre tins. In addition, I have again managed to get a small quota of Maria and Juan’s Single Estate Oil  which I will be doing in 500ml and 1 litre bottles - in my opinion it has a delicious grassy flavour - I'm not sure if that's an appealing way to describe it or not but it is really good! - I managed to sneak the tiniest bottle back with me in my hand luggage and am eeking it out until the lorry arrives in a couple of weeks! I am also replenishing stocks of both Dark Balsamic and White Balsamic which continue to be available in 250ml and 500ml bottles. With this new delivery on the way I really do need to make some space in global HQ - to entice you a number of products are discounted for the next 10 days –  to take advantage of this offer, and help me at the same time, visit

Last week I visited York which is something I have been wanting to do for some time.  One of the reasons I was keen to go was to try out a tapas restaurant which has been a client of mine for a number of years now - it is a great little place called Ambiente Tapas (, ideally located right next to the incredibly beautiful York Minster and the food and wine was delicious.  Do pay a visit if you are ever there.  We ordered a number of "tapas" but our favourite was a vegetarian dish called Judias Verde (Spanish for Green Beans!) – we loved it so much we had to go for seconds - here is an slightly adapted version of the recipe for you to try.



400g green beans (top and tailed & 1/2), 20g pine nuts, 40g sun dried or sun blushed tomato ( if sun dried soak in warm water first), 2 garlic cloves (crushed & diced), olive oil, seasoning


Gently heat the olive oil in a pan and add the green beans - lightly fry for a couple of minutes, tossing occasionally.  Add in the tomatoes, garlic & pine nuts & cook for another couple of minutes on a low heat. The green beans should just start to colour & wrinkle slightly.  Season to taste and serve.

No doubt a number of you will have noticed that this newsletter is in a slightly different format to those before.  This is because, at last, the new website is up and running!  To visit the site go to  It is not so different and I hope you like it but, most importantly, I hope you find it easy to use.  I will happily welcome any feedback.

Susie x

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