Add a pinch of Grape Tree

Autumn is the official season of comfort food. Raining outside? Let’s eat. Kids are bored? Bake a cake. Feeling chilly? Massive pot of stew. It’s all about what you can cook up with what’s in front of you. Grape Tree is the crowning companion to have when it comes to autumn cooking, with delicious ‘Feel Good Food’. I’ve done some of the work for you by finding some delicious recipes to turn those mere bags of nuts, jars of spices and pots of seeds into masterpieces the whole family can indulge in.

Double Pumpkin Cornbread with Red Onion

Autumn means Halloween. Halloween means Pumpkins. Pumpkins mean Pumpkin seeds. And pumpkin seeds mean delicious Double Pumpkin Cornbread with Red Onion. This is a much less scary and much more tasty way to celebrate Halloween this year and perfect as a tear and share.

Grape Tree love pumpkin seeds. ‘Pumpkin Seeds are an important source of zinc, vital in warding off osteoporosis. They contain L-tryptophan, which is linked to lowering and combating depression as well as containing phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron and copper.’

At £6.99 for 1kg

Lentil Meatballs

Lentils could be considered one of the loneliest and most neglected ingredients in the kitchen cupboard. So why not turn them into something every one loves - meatballs! Well… lentilballs! Serve with courgetti instead of spaghetti and this fun dish will keep the kids too occupied to figure out that what’s on their plate is healthy!

Grape Tree - ‘Red lentils, green lentils and black lentils are a great source of vegetarian protein and rich in dietary fibre.’

At £1.19 for 400g

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

There is truly nothing more heartwarming than curling up under your blanket with a bowl of stew and a piece of bread. Those huge pieces of carrot, potato and beef are really what make a stew. Plus, this dish is a great way to feed many mouths.

Grape Tree have a delicious range of herbs and spices.

Apple Pie Chia Seed Pudding

While some of us are able to eat ice cream at any time of year, no matter the weather; the majority seek more warm and comforting ways to satisfy those sweet cravings during colder weather.

If you could put autumn in a bowl it would be this. Apples are the ultimate autumn fruit, and let’s not forget that Chia seeds have become a God to the health craze world, as an enormously beneficial super food.

Grape Tree - ‘Chia seeds are one of the most powerful, functional, and nutritious super foods in the world. Whole Chia Seeds are excellent source of fibre, packed with antioxidants, full of protein, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and the richest known plant source of omega-3 fatty acids.’

At £2.99 for 400g

Raw Vanilla Goji Berry Balls

Another super food that has to be mentioned are Goji berries. Make them into tea, juice or wine, bake them into cakes, bread or biscuits or even eat them on their own. Or if you’re feeling a little bit more naughty… make these delicious Vanilla and Goji berry balls; the perfect snack for little hands.

At £5.99 for 400g

Vanilla Matcha Cashew Milk

Lastly, I have given you the ultimate comfort food and the ultimate super food. What about an ultimate super drink?

Matcha Green Tea is made by grinding down green tea leaves. This matcha powder can be used in baking, or to make a very awe-inspiring looking smoothie, like this Vanilla Matcha and Cashew milk, or even a latte.

Grape Tree - ‘Matcha is rich in antioxidants, extremely calming and energising, metabolism boosting and gives you happy healthy skin.’

At £7.99 for 30g

These are just a few of the delightfully appetising things that can be made with just SOME of the ingredients, snacks and accompaniments that Grape Tree sell. Visit in store or online to continue your health-food adventure www.grapetree.co.uk

Dani

Wilton Shopping Village is turning 21

We are very excited to announce that 2018 sees the 21st anniversary of Wilton Shopping Village. Our beautiful, picturesque and tranquil shopping village started off as a humble, small town shopping centre; but now it has become an inviting and thriving part of the local community offering something for everyone.

As our anniversary approaches and 2018 comes to an end, let’s take a moment to remember the heart warming events our shopping village has brought us this year. From the Royal Wedding and Wimbledon screenings all the way to Vintage Sunday, and let’s not forget the inaugural gin festival.

Join us in celebrating our anniversary the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November with some great Black Friday deals and our beautiful Christmas Craft Fair.

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Celebrating Autumn at Cobbs

The air smells crisp and fresh, the leaves are changing, sandcastles have fallen down and beach balls have given way to pumpkins and footballs. October is exactly one week away and it can only mean on thing - Autumn is here!

There is one other way we know the seasons have changed. Cobbs cafe, located here in the historic courtyard of Wilton Shopping Village, have some delicious new additions to their menu. Would autumn really be complete without a rich, creamy and chocolatey libation to hold in those cold hands? The answer is no - and Cobbs haven’t just brought out one but two of these treats.

 Bonfire Toffee Apple Hot Chocolate

Bonfire Toffee Apple Hot Chocolate

Their first autumnal beverage is sweeter than a baby eating candy floss. A Bonfire Toffee Apple Hot Chocolate, topped with a flake. This drink is just a complete sense of all things representing this season. Warm, comforting, topped with lots of cream and a perfect companion after those long and chilly walks around those country lanes with the family.

Cobbs second beverage has been labelled ‘the autumnal mug of goodness’; the slightly more traditional S’mores Hot Chocolate. Everyone has those childhood memories of feeling those tiny marshmallows melting on their tongue as they snuggle further into their enormous coat.

Visit the Cobbs at Wilton website to find out about all their tasty offerings to try this autumn www.cobbsatwilton.co.uk/