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Greek Tzatziki

During our Greek summer holiday this year, we became serial connoisseurs of Tzatziki. Each time we lunched or dined in a taverna, we’d order this delicious meze dish and it became a bit of an in-joke as to what rating we’d give it. Of course, they were all delicious. A month on, still trying to recreate the holiday culinary memories, we’ve been trying to perfect our own version. Using dill and grating the cucumber is definitely the answer. After looking at lots of recipes and talking to the Greek locals, here it is, served in one of our Marina Casa fish dishes.

To serve 4 as a meze

4 cm chunk of cucumber, 8 heaped tbsp of good Greek yoghurt, 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, juice of half a lemon, 2 cloves of grated garlic, heaped tbsp of finely chopped dill, seasoning.

Method
Grate cucumber and squeeze away any excess water. Combine with yoghurt, oil, lemon, garlic and dill. Season to taste. Drizzle with a little olive oil and garnish with dill.

We’re up for a Trouva retail award!

We took a trip to Clerkenwell this week for the Trouva Summer Retail party.  A great night was had by all hanging out in the home of the Trouva community, with drinks, delicious canapes and meeting the dynamic team who gave some inspiring talks on the future of retail for both online and bricks and mortar stores.

Oh, and did we mention that we were nominated for an award as one of the most engaged boutiques?  We were absolutely thrilled to receive this amazing accolade amongst a 300-strong community of independent stores like us. 

Trouva is the home of independent boutiques online where you can discover design-led homeware and lifestyle products which we’re very proud to be part of.  Take a peak at our #Trouva boutique page www.trouva.com/boutique/ivory-and-pitch-in-po108uj

 

Wonky Carrots

First crop of the season’s carrots.  They might be wonky, but they are home grown and will taste delicious gently cooked in a little butter.

 

Le Touquet-Paris-Plage

We went on a quick trip this weekend to the beautiful Le Touquet where we took in the scenery, checked out what’s hot in interiors across the channel and happened to stumble across the pad of The President of France – we’re not the only ones who live above a shop!

 

 

 

 

Brocante Booty!

Summer Outing

We had a pop-up shop this weekend at The Country Brocante Summer Show, in the glorious grounds of The Cowdray Estate in Midhurst where we were showcasing #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint and some lovely #Vintage items from the store.  A wonderful time was had by all with great shopping, artisan food and garden exhibits.  It’s a must-visit for fans of vintage and antique homewares and furniture.  Here’s some of the ‘brocante booty’ we brought home!

 

Through the Window

In the shop window this week, using my favourite early morning light.

#Homewares #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint #PaintedFurniture #Interiors #Peonies #Springtime #SpringFlowers

 

 

 

Move Around

Massive move around in the shop this week with a new home for our #AnnieSloan #ChalkPaint display

Tilt & Turn

New arrival, #vintage, #industrial tilt & turn wooden office chair

Our winter sale is now on

Our winter sale is now on!

10% off all products* and 50% off selected items

#homewares #kitchenware #vintage

 

 

Deck the halls

Deck the halls in a little glamour

#Christmas #decorations #vintage #wreaths #baubles

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