Apparently summer is coming back this weekend, although today seems to be rather up and down. One minute the sun's out and then the sky goes ominously dark. We were so spoilt with the weather in April and May and salads were constantly on the menu.  This simple crunchy Red Cabbage and Apple Slaw with it's delicious zingy White Balsamic Dressing is definitely on the menu for us this weekend - it will be great with the spatchcock chicken I bought from the butcher this morning - hopefully we can BBQ!


I absolutely love red cabbage in the winter with a delicious casserole, and I always add balsamic when I make it. This is really a summer version of the same dish but much quicker because there is no cooking involved. Such good value too as red cabbage goes such a long way.

1/2 red cabbage thinly sliced, 2 diced apples (I used Granny Smiths), 50g hazelnuts halved, 4 tbsps Fino Olive Oil, 4 tbsps Fino White Balsamic, 2 tbsps runny honey, salt and pepper to taste

Place the chopped up red cabbage and apple in to a bowl. To make the dressing pour the olive oil, white balsamic and honey in to a jar with a tight fitting lid - give it a  really good shake to mix it up.  Add salt and pepper to taste, and then pour over the slaw and give it a good mix to make sure it is all covered. Sprinkle with chopped hazlenuts (you could use any nuts or seeds here). Can be made in advance and kept in the fridge - also great for a picnic, and it is such a beautiful colour.

This picture is rather old but reminds me of happy times when I am out and about selling. With a number of the fairs already having been cancelled, this year will be rather different - I really love seeing all your friendly faces at the fairs and I will so miss that, but we are always here at the end of the phone, or for online orders - if you want to order this weekend just enter JULY1050 at the checkout and you will get 10% off orders over £50 (excludes multiples of tins). 

I have updated the Fair page on my website with information on the fairs I am due to be doing over the next few months . In some cases they are now running as virtual fairs in order to continue to raise funds for the charities - all the relevant information, with any discount codes, is there so do please check. I will keep posting updates as and when I have them. 

And we have got a couple of new stockists as well - a big welcome to Jolly Nice Farm Shop near Stroud, and to Upton Smokery near Burford. All their details are on the Stockists page on the website.

Keep keeping safe all of you

Susie x

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