Wildon Grange at mmm…

adam-wildon-grangeWe have stocked Wildon Grange at mmm… for a number of years originally through Dot and Richard Ritzema who produced homemade salad dressings and marinades, chutneys and flavoured balsamic vinegars from their farmhouse kitchen in Teesdale.

The business is now run by Adam Guy (see right), a long-time family friend, who hand-makes all the products in small batches to offer something for every set of tastebuds – and is just as loved at mmm… as ever.

The recipes are all original, being named after family members, some of whom have more than two legs.

What we sell at mmm…

Blueberry_BalsamicBlueberry balsamic
A legendary sensation at mmm…

This balsamic enlivens any salad or stir fry and is beautiful with fruit or even on  ice cream!

Also delicious for marinating venison, duck and game, as a glaze for roasting veg, a dip for almost anything, or drizzle over fish.

So popular we sometimes have to hide it so everyone can enjoy it!

Apple_BalsamicApple balsamic
Enlivens any salad or stir fry and is beautiful with fruit.

Also delicious for marinating pork, duck and game, as a glaze for roasting veg.

Works as a dip for almost anything or drizzle over fish.

Cranberry Balsamic
Enlivens any salad or stir fry and is beautiful with fruit.Cranberry_Balsamic

Also delicious for marinating turkey, duck and game.

Or use as a glaze for roasting veg, a dip for almost anything.

Try drizzling over fish.

Pomegranate Balsamic
Pomegranate_BalsamicEnlivens any salad or stir fry and is beautiful with fruit.

Also delicious for marinating venison, duck and game.

Try it as a glaze for roasting veg, a dip for almost anything.

Try a drizzle over fish.

Catherine’s Celebration Cranberry Sauce
A delightful cranberry sauce infused with orange and port, delicious all year round.

Cranberry sauce isn’t just for Christmas!

Figgy_PearFrancesca’s Fantastic Figgy Pear Relish
An enticing fusion of eight fruits, hints of Eastern spices and ginger.

Wonderful with cheese, meats or new potatoes.

Spread it on crusty bread or service with quiche or pate and much more!

  • Awarded 2 GOLD STARS at the 2010 Great Taste Awards.

Christophers_CosmicChristopher’s Cosmic Carrot
A divine caramelised carrot with peppers and chilli.

Delicious with cheese, meats, new potatoes and pasta,

Spread it on crusty bread or service with quiche or pate and much more!

  • Awarded 3 GOLD STARS at the Great Taste Awards 2007
  • Voted No. 1 Chutney in Britain by The Independent Newspaper.

lucys_dressingNEW – Lucy’s Lovable Salad Dressing

Enjoy Lucy’s Loveable, beautifully combining fresh zesty lemon with the distinctive flavours of dill and chives, perfect with any salad.

Also a delicious marinade for fish or pork, a dip for prawns, mixed through pasta or noodles and drizzled over potatoes or stir fry.

Further uses include as a marinade for chicken or fish, and as a drizzle over potatoes or pasta.

Sarahs_DressingSarah’s Sublime Ginger and Lime Dressing
Fusing together a zingy lime hit and a ginger kick which adds distinction to any salad.

Also delicious as a marinade for chicken or salmon.

Try as a dip for prawns.

Or mix through into pasta or noodles and drizzled over potatoes or stir fry.

And much more!

Leos_DressingLeo’s Luscious orange and balsamic dressing
A beautiful and unique fusion of balsamic and orange, enlivening any salad.

Also delicious for marinating lamb, duck or fish.

Try it as a glaze for roasted veg or a dip for almost anything.

Or mix through into pasta or noodles or drizzle over potatoes or stir fry.

And much more!

Izzys_DressingIzzy’s Interesting Italian Dressing – an exciting blend of garlic, herbs and tangy peppers, which adds an interesting twist to any salad.

Also delicious as a marinade for chicken or sausages.

Try it as a dip for almost anything, mixed through into pasta or noodles and drizzled over potatoes or stir fry.

And much more!

Georges_DressingGeorge’s Gorgeous Garlic and Honey Dressing – a sophisticated smooth blend of garlic, honey and mustard which excites any salad.

Also delicious for marinating chicken or pork.

Try it drizzled over potatoes or into stir fry or as dips for almost anything and mixed through into pasta or noodles.

And much more!

Dots_Salad_DressingDot’s Delicious Salad Dressing – a traditional blend of mustard and herbs, delightful on any salad.

Also delicious as a marinade for chicken or pork.

Try it as a dip for almost anything, mixed through into pasta or noodles and drizzled over potatoes or stir fry.

And much more!

Want to know more?

Please note: as we deal with small suppliers, many of which make our orders from scratch or depend on seasonal ingredients, it is always best to check with us in advance if there is a specific product you want.

Thanks to Wildon Grange for the information (and images) on this page.

Trotter’s Independent Condiments at mmm…

What we love most at mmm… about Fife-based Trotter’s Independent Condiments is how they specialise in sourcing, developing and producing products that are unusual or unobtainable in the British market.

Byam Trotter, the owner of Trotters intends to keep increasing the range as they discover and develop new products.

Their most recent additions, which we stock at mmm…, are Mojito Marmalade and A bloody Shame (see below).

What we sell at mmm…

A bloody shame at mmmA Bloody Shame – Byam Trotter loves bloody Mary cocktails and he is a big fan of Bloody mary Chutney, but he had never found one where you can taste the vodka.

His friend Rosanna suggested we just take the Vodka out and call it ‘A Bloody Shame’. So that’s what he did.

Great as a pizza topping, with cold meats and baked potatoes, sandwiches, a pasta sauce or as salsa for crisps and tortillas.

Trotters pepper jelly and dipping sauceSweet pepper dipping sauce – is made using the same Peppers (scotch bonnet and sweet) as Trotter’s Hot Pepper Jelly.

The dip, unlike the jelly, is runny with bits of pepper in it for a different texture and consistency and can be used for different things.

Great with crisps, tempura prawns, salad dressings, stir drys, mayonnaise (as a dip), pate, egg mayo sandwiches and omelettes.

Uncle Allan’s Chutney – is a raw fruit chutney made from apples, onions, dates and sultanas.

Instead of cooking, the chutney it sits in a vat and socks in Malt vinegar for a few days before going into the jars where it sits for at least a month to mature before selling.

It also benefits form a subtle kick from a hint of Cayenne Pepper. Great with mature cheeses, sandwiches, cold meats, leftover lunches and picnics.

Mojito jelly – is literally a Mojito turned into jelly. It is non-alcoholic, whether that is a good thing or not we will leave to your own judgement but you can still taste the rum and it is delicious.

Great with oily fish such as mackerel and salmon, oysters, lamb (as a mint sauce), ice cream and arm desserts such as crumbles (it will melt into a nice sauce).

Trotters mostardo at mmmMostarda – is an Italian recipe which is a fruit based condiment that gains quite a kick from a healthy jolt of powdered mustard and mustard seeds.

It is one of the standard condiments served with cold meats in Northern Italy. The condiment also goes extremely well with any cheese but is especially good with hard cheese.

Great with making any sandwich into a luxury lunch, ploughman’s, cold meats and mixed leaves, bacon roll, cold meats, baked potatoes, coleslaw, cheese, beans (yes, really), shepherds pie, curries, stews, casseroles and porridge!

Suzanne’s marmalade – a seville orange marmalade with the addition of lap sang Souchong tea to give it a smokey aroma.

The name comes from the Leonard Cohen song of the same name ‘Suzanne’ where one of the lyrics is “She brings you tea and oranges that come all the way from china.”

Check out recipes using Trotter’s Independent Condiments here.

Want to know more?

Please note: as we deal with small suppliers, many of which make our orders from scratch or depend on seasonal ingredients, it is always best to check with us in advance if there is a specific product you want.

Thanks to Trotters Independent Condiments for the information on this page.

Bims Kitchen at mmm…

A firm favourite at mmm… Bim’s Kitchen is the creation of husband and wife team James “Bim” (pictured below with mmm… owner Simone Clarkin at a tasting in our shop) and Nicola Adedejire.

The small family business makes an award-winning range of own-recipe African-inspired food products including sauces, ketchups, marinades, hot sauces and chutneys.

They use ingredients native to or commonly used in Africa like baobab fruit, cashew nuts, alligtor pepper, cubeb and hibiscus flowers amongst others, to make easy-to-use sauces and condiments

SBims Kitchen at mmm - tastingome of their recipes had long been enjoyed by friends, family and work colleagues who actively encouraged them to develop a range of retail products for others to enjoy.

Others have been created as their business has grown and they found new and ever more tasty and interesting things to make with our unique range of ingredients.

Whatever Bims Kitchen product you try from mmm…, you are in for a real treat!

What we sell at mmm… (heat ratings in brackets)

African Lemon, Garlic and Pepper Sauce (none) – a mild piquant sauce with a delightful flavour. A great condiment for meat, fish, vegetables or tofu.

ideal as a dipping sauce for spring rolls, gourmet crisps, fried, grilled or roasted meat and fish; on burgers, hot dogs or can be used to “spice up” salad dressings, mayonnaise, coleslaw or marinades.

Makes a great marinade for pork, chicken and fish and a tasty salad dressing. Also a great ingredient for stir-fries and stews.

Spicy African Ketchup (medium) – a bit more exciting than your usual ketchup! Great as a dipping sauce for spring rolls, gourmet crisps, fried, grilled or roasted meat and fish; on burgers, hot dogs or can be used to “spice up” salad dressings, mayonnaise or coleslaw.

Add some lemon juice and oil to create a tasty marinade or add to mayonnaise/plain yoghurt to create a tasty dip or sandwich spread. Also a great cooking ingredient.

Spicy African BBQ Sauce (medium) – very moreish and smoky, packed full of flavour and a delightful marinade for pork/beef ribs, chicken or use as a pour-on condiment.

African Baobab BBQ Sauce (none) – another great sauce made with baobab fruit- a delightful smoky marinade for ribs, chicken etc. and an all-round condiment which is also great with vegetable dishes.

Hot African Baobab BBQ Sauce (high) – this BBQ Sauce combines the fantastic flavour of the original with added cayenne and birdseye chillies! The new sauce is a delightful marinade for pork/beef ribs, chicken or use as a pour-on condiment or stir-fry sauce.

African Lemony Piri Piri (medium) – perfect as a marinade especially for making delicious grilled chicken and pork, but equally great with lamb and fish.

Can be used as a cooking sauce or added to mayonnaise/plain yoghurt to create a tasty dip or sandwich spread or added to rice, pasta or noodles.

Hot African Lemony Piri Piri (high) – this is for chilli heat lovers- a hotter version of Bim’s Lemony Piri Piri! Use like the Lemony Piri Piri Sauce when you want more heat.

African Chilli Coconut Relish (high) – a lovely blend of real coconut, red chilli, alligator pepper, tomato, lemon juice and other spices.

Great with steak, burgers, cold meat, pate, fish, cheese or mix with beaten egg for a delicious omelette. A great stir-fry ingredient- especially with prawns.

African Baobab Chilli Jam (high) – a great chilli jam which uniquely combines the African baobab fruit in a tangy, very flavourful recipe.

Delightful with meat, fish, vegetables, eggs, cheese or some  past and noodles. It makes a tasty marinade or dipping sauce and can spice-up your favourite stew or stir-fry.

African Baobab Pepper Jam (none) – the baobab chilli jam without the chilli! It is delightful with meat, fish, vegetables, eggs, cheese or with pasta and noodles.

Makes a tasty marinade or dipping sauce and can spice-up your favourite stew or stir-fry.

Hot African Pepper Sauce (very high) – Bim’s first hot sauce made with a blend of chillies, roasted red peppers and other exotic ingredients including ginger, oregano, alligator pepper, cubeb, fruity hibiscus and lots of garlic and lemon juice.

Perfect for adding extra heat and flavour to any dish as a pour-on sauce on eggs, vegetables, meat and fish or in marinades, sauces, casseroles and stews.

Fiery African Pepper Sauce (very, very high) – Bim’s latest and hottest sauce which adds a fiery kick to any dish.

African Peanut Curry Sauce (medium) – made from a special blend of ingredients including roasted peanuts, coconut milk, dried ginger, garlic, alligator pepper, cubeb pepper, lemon and tomatoes.It contains everything in a jar to create a delicious meat, fish or vegetable curry, or just on its own with rice.

African Tomato and Cashew Curry Sauce (medium) – made with tomatoes and roasted cashew nuts as well as Bim’s special blend of herbs and spices.

This is a great cooking sauce for cooking meat, fish or vegetables.

Want to know more?

Please note: as we deal with small suppliers, many of which make our orders from scratch or depend on seasonal ingredients, it is always best to check with us in advance if there is a specific product you want.

Thanks to Bims Kitchen for the information on this page.

All about mmm…

Find us

We think we have the widest and most interesting range of food and drink in the region (if not beyond)

Bakery
We have an ever growing range of flour from local organically-grown and milled Gilchesters Flour through to authentic Italian ’00’ flour.

And each Saturday we have hand made artisan bread from Northumberland-based Zen Baker at mmm…, including the legendary black pudding and caramelised onion ‘piggy’ bread.

Sumac and za'atarHerbs and spices
We have a vast array of the best quality spices, herbs and chillies – from everyday basil and bay leaves to hard-to-find sumac, za’atar, saffron and three types of smoked ‘pimenton’ paprika.

International foods
We have a huge range of Indian, Mexican, Moroccan, Palestinian, Lebanese herbs, spices and ingredients.

These are sourced largely from small producers who are using authentic and traditional methods and recipes.

Oils
Zaytoun olive oilWe have a fantastic range of oils in our decanting service, which offers you possibly the best tasting oils around at the most reasonable prices – and best of all you can refill time after time.

From Yellow Fields rapeseed (grown and produced locally), to cold-pressed extra virgin olives oils from Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Palestine we have oils to suit every taste.

We also have a superb range of vinegars, glazes and fruit-infused balsamics, plus dressings and marinades from  the traditional to the unusual!

Hot and spicy
Mr Vikki's King and Queen Naga pickles
If you like it hot we have a fantastic range of fresh and dried chillies from smokey chipotle and even fiery nagas!

Add to this curry kits, handmade curry pastes, chutneys and sauces and you are in chilli heaven at mmm…

Preserves and chutneys
The most delicious hand made honeys, chutneys, jams and sauces you will find, mostly produced in the north east, Teesdale and Cumbria.

Sweets and treats
Award winning funky handmade organic chocolates from local chocolatier Davenports Chocolates and Montezuma’s, plus delicious handcrafted rolled oat cakes from Fife in Scotland.

Pasta
Pasta
We wish we had more shelves most days, simply to get even more types of pasta at mmm…

From the classic spaghetti and penne through to fregola, orzo and even cuttlefish ‘black’ pasta.

Add to that the best tinned tomatoes, passata, pesto and other Italian delights then you will know why we have the best of Italia here in the very centre of Newcastle.

Store cupboard essentials and household basics
We always look to source the best quality organic, beans and pulses, grains, rice, cereals, salts, condiments and dried goods.

Don’t ask us if we stock something – just ask where it is …

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