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Recipe: Total Greek Tzatziki

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Foodie | Posted on 01-07-2013

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You may remember that a couple of weeks ago I went to London to celebrate Total Greek’s birthday and enjoy a masterclass with Eric Lanlard. In the press pack that I left with was a recipe for Tzatziki and the ingredients to create this simple dish at home. I’m not a fan of mint myself – for me the only thing which should taste link mint are mints, not savoury food – but I thought I’d give it a go. This morning I made my third batch since the event. Needless to say its a big hit. Cool, refreshing and exceedingly moreish – perfect for summer. I’ve served it with pitta chips and also salted cracker crisps.

170g TOTAL 0% Greek Yogurt
1/2 cucumber
1 clove of garlic, crushed
3 sprigs of mint, shredded
Sea salt to taste

Grate the cucumber into a towel and squeeze over the sink to remove juice.
Put cucumber in a bowl with the garlic and mint and mix together.
Fold in the TOTAL Greek Yogurt and season to taste.

I make mine in a plastic tub with an airtight lid. As soon as its made I seal it and pop it in the fridge until its needed so it stays nice and cold. Make sure your tub IS airtight though – the garlic will permeate everything in your fridge otherwise. Assuming you don’t devour it all in one sitting the Tzatziki keeps in the fridge for 3 or 4 days.


Product Review: Riverford Dairy Range

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information, Product Reviews | Posted on 25-03-2012

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You’ll all remember my review of Riverford’s Vegetable Box at the end of last year. Fruit and Vegetable boxes are what Riverford are known for, but their impressive online store also boasts a huge range of meat, store cupboard items, bread, plants, and a large dairy range.

The Riverford farm is of course home to a dairy, and here is one of their lovely herd:


The herd will be back out in their field now too – here’s last years video of them eager to get back into the great outdoors:

The team at Riverford sent me a selection of their dairy range to test out, and I must say it was all delicious!

Home-made scones (using the Riverford butter of course!) with Clotted Cream was a must. Double Cream spooned onto fresh strawberries was also enjoyed by everyone in our house. Little Man tucked into the Organic Milk with his cereal, and also enjoyed the Yogurt with fruit. As for the fudge, well that was rather popular with Daddy. Absolutely delicious melt in your mouth fudge, though I defy anyone to eat more than one piece at a time!!

If you fancy a trip to either the Farm & Dairy down in Sunny Devon, or organic milk farm up in Yorkshire you should enter the competition which is currently running on the Riverford website. The prize includes a visit to one of the two farms plus one night bed and breakfast for the winner and a guest.