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15
Jun
2017

Elderflower season is here!

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 15th Jun 2017 01:24

Love-love-love this time of the year when all the hedges are groaning with elderflower heads.  They look so pretty! Elderflower and summer just belong together…and a lovely bottle of Elderflower Posh Pop on a summer’s day is just a treat.  The taste is wonderfully floral, oh so delicate, but packs a punch at the same […]

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08
May
2014

Golden Brownies......with a side of D&B

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 08th May 2014 03:23

  My latest passion – Brownies with a side of Dandelion and Burdock!  I’ve made the Brownies golden with the addition of some gold spray……..so it all looks very colour co-ordinated! Master Breckland is proving a dab hand at whipping up a batch of brownies – he’s 8, and is a good weigher-outer and mixer…..mainly […]

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29
Nov
2013

Warming Winter Cocktail Inspiration..........

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 29th Nov 2013 10:42

We were at Elveden Estate Christmas Fair last weekend, and were serving up our non-alcoholic Mulled Punch……warming and completely delicious!  If you’ve missed the recipe then catch up with it here – we make it with a base of Breckland Orchard Plum and Cherry Posh Squash, Apple Juice and lots of Christmas spices!  And judging […]

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11
Feb
2013

Loving the sound of Posh Cottage Pie.......

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 11th Feb 2013 02:14

Saw Mary Berry’s recipe for Posh Cottage Pie, which sounds rather divine.  Perfect for drinking with some Posh Pop! I adore all things retro and vintage inspired……you can probably tell that from the Breckland Orchard flavours that we have[!]  From traditional-inspired Dandelion & Burdock, to the creamy notes of Cream Soda with a splash of […]

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22
Dec
2012

Soft drink options for Christmas 2012.........

by Claire Martinsen on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 01:09

  OK…so I may be a bit soft-drink crazy, given that I loved soft drinks so much that I set up my own business doing just that[!] Christmas time everyone’s attention seems to veer towards Alcoholic drinks and so please please don’t forget to get some great tasting soft drinks on your shopping list too […]

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05
Dec
2012

Winter Warming Ideas with Posh Squash

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 05th Dec 2012 10:19

We are so, so proud of our Posh Squash here at Breckland Orchard HQ. Super-concentrated and super-delicious, our Posh Squash can be diluted with 8 parts water and is full to bursting with gorgeous, natural flavours. In other words, a little goes such a long way! I’m sure that each deliciously quaffable flavour won’t be […]

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03
Jul
2011

Dandelion and Burdock - the newest addition to the Breckland Orchard family!

by Claire Martinsen on Sun 03rd Jul 2011 10:11

Here’s the newest addition to the Breckland Orchard family – Dandelion and Burdock!  I’ve launched  it as a Special Edition, to trial the flavour. Dandelion and Burdock is a traditional British soft drink – and its history goes back to the 13th Century. Historically it was made from fermented Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) and Burdock(Arctium lappa) […]

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06
Jul
2010

Joan Collins, Stephen Fry, Richard Branson and Me!

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 06th Jul 2010 11:55

OK so its an unlikely quartet, but we are all contributors to a wonderful new cookbook called ‘Able to Cook’. Its packed full of recipes from celebrities, businesses and norfolk residents, and has been masterminded by Angela Gifford of Able Community Care to mark their 30th Anniversary. Angela is one of the most successful female […]

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13
Feb
2010

Winter Ginger Beer Scone treats..........

by Claire Martinsen on Sat 13th Feb 2010 17:36

I was so excited to see a recipe for Ginger Beer Scones in the Guardian a couple of Saturday’s back.  It was a recipe from Dan Lepard, who comes up with some great recipes, but this one really caught my eye as it sounded so totally delicious! The recipe has glace/stem ginger and also Ginger […]

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