All about Dragon Fruit

Plant native to tropical and subtropical areas of America, it belongs to the cacti family. It has an ovoid shape, a striking colour and is covered with a scale-like appearance. This was what gave rise to its name in Hatian. The pitahaya attracts for its exoticism and convinces with its refreshing flavour, without forgetting its…

How to make Gospa Dragon Fruit Jam

Dragon Fruit is a tropical fruit that comes from a cactus. It’s available everywhere around the world, but it’s indigenous to Mexico and South America. In Europe, the southern region of Spain (Andalusia) is one of the main places where it is grown and exported. This time we tell you how to make Dragon Fruit…

Gospa Citrus Seville Oranges, in Simon’s Table

Why did we opt for Gospa Citrus Seville Oranges? There are number of factors that as a business, we need to take into account when sourcing our ingredients: Wherever possible we source locally and British but some things are not grown in Britain like Seville Oranges. Quality is important to us so that we can have…

Marvellous Marmalade

I am so pleased that Lisa Osman from All Hallows’ Farmhouse Cookery School has agreed to be our guest blogger this week.  Lisa runs the only AGA approved cookery school in the South West and has an international following.  Lisa and I share a love of making sour dough bread! Over the last year, Lisa has moved…

The origin of marmalade and the Seville Oranges

Certain forms of jam have been known since ancient times. In short, it is a discovery that combines fruit cooked in sugar to preserve it for a long time. In addition to the flavour, proper preservation preserves the original smell of the fruit, which makes jam a way of eating fruit even when it is…

History of the Seville Orange Tree

The Bitter, or Seville, Orange tree (Citrus × aurantium) was cultivated in ancient times as an ornamental tree or to use its fruits in cosmetics, but not for consumption. It was the Greek conquerors who made them known in the Mediterranean and although the Citron (Citrus medica) was the first citrus fruit introduced to the…