Eat like a local: Best Cornish Produce this Summer
14 July 2016
One of the great things about owning your own lodge
in Cornwall is that you can go on staycation in your own back yard. Better still, there is an abundance of fresh local produce for you to enjoy in the region. Here are just a few of our local favourites which are aplenty this time of year:
Cornish crab: We’re lucky here in Cornwall to have a good supply of sustainable crab caught with traceable fishing practices. The crab meat is sweet and succulent, delicious as a simple supper with white wine, fresh bread and butter, a green salad and a dollop of homemade mayonnaise.
Clotted cream: This is a must-eat in every local’s fridge. You can buy Rodda’s Classic Cornish Clotted Cream from supermarkets and most village shops. Perfect with fresh scones and jam and adds an extra wow factor to any chocolate dessert or fruit salad.
Cornish sea salt: It’s natural and pure, the Cornish Sea Salt Company is stocked in farm shops across the county. For a subtle kick, try the garlic flavour salt sprinkled on steaks or fresh fish or use in dressings for an added depth to your salads.
Cornish mussels: Buy them by the kilo at a local fishmonger, they’re fresh and juicy and plucked straight from the sea. Steam a large pan with finely diced shallots, fresh red chilli, coriander, white wine and cream for an Asian twist on a Cornish classic.
Wild Elderflower: Make your own elderflower cordial or wine from foraged elderflowers springing up all over Cornwall and Devon at this time of year, spot it in hedgerows with its clusters of small creamy buds and floral aroma.
Things always taste better if you happen to be enjoying some of these goodies from the comfort of your Charteroak property. With oak plank floors, solid timber work surfaces and a luxury kitchen with built-in appliances and surrounded by exceptional grounds, Cornish food will never taste as good as it does when relaxing in your own picture-postcard luxury lodge.