Herald - Issue 450

OPEN SUNDAYS & BANK HOLIDAYS • RINGWOOD ROAD, TOTTON • PLAZA PARADE, ROMSEY • THE PRECINCT, CHANDLERS FORD ALL DAY COD & CHIPS £1 OFF On presentation of this advertisement MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY ONLY Not valid with any other offer. Valid until 3rd January 2024 Page 54 • The HERALD • 7th December 2023 v THE HERALD - INDEPENDENT AND PROUD OF IT v Thai Bluebird Street Food and English Cuisine Telephone: 07598 442718 www.thaibluebirdstreetfood.com ALL MAJOR CARDS EXCEPTED Opening Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 1pm - 9.30pm Monday/Sunday - Closed New Road, Blackfield, Southampton SO45 1WA Serving the True Taste of Thailand We also cater for Special Events FOOD FOR THOUGHT Quality Fruit & Veg That Lasts This Christmas It’s that time of year again when you are starting to plan what you are going to cook for your family and friends this Christmas. Traditionally it’s the turkey that’s the star of the show, but it’s o en the wonderful, fresh, seasonal vegetables that make your Christmas plate so special. e pickled red cabbage, the cauli ower cheese, the honey roasted parsnips and don’t forget everyone’s favourites… Sprouts! Sam Long and her local market stalls in Dibden Purlieu, Lymington and Alton are laden every week with quality fresh fruit and vegetables bursting with avour and will be well stocked with everything you need this Christmas from the perfect potatoes for crispy roasties, tasty onions for your gravy to dried gs and dates for your Christmas pudding and juicy lemons and limes for your Christmas cocktails. Sam Long Limited is a family run business that has been providing fresh fruit and vegetables for over 100 years. You will nd that fruit and vegetables from Sam’s stall not only have more avour but also last longer than those purchased from the supermarket. Sam is very passionate about selling as much local and English produce as she can and has built up good relationships with local suppliers with a lot of her high quality vegetables coming from a grower in Titch eld and her fresh eggs laid by chickens in Romsey. For the environmentally conscious, Sam is committed to reducing plastic, wrapping all the produce in paper Visit Sam for your Christmas fruit and veg! Harveys of Hythe look forward to seeing you at their Christmas Showcase Evening Harveys Cheese Christmas Showcase Evening Harveys of Hythe will be holding a special Cheese Christmas Showcase Evening in their shop on Hythe High Street from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday 21st December. Both counters will be full of cheeses for you to select your perfect Christmas cheeseboard. Harveys Cheese Expert and International Cheese and Dairy Awards UK Ambassador Jonathan, has sourced cheeses that will delight you and your guests this Christmas. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the event, Harveys of Hythe will be brimming with their festive cheese selection during their normal opening hours in the run up to Christmas. THE MESSIAH COMES TO BEAULIEU Following on from last year’s sell-out, candlelit concert of Handel’s Messiah 1741 Part 1, Beaulieu Abbey are doing it all again this year - bigger and better than ever before! On the 22nd December at 7pm, Beaulieu Abbey will host a 1 hour performance of the ‘Christmassy’ sections of e Messiah, performed by the amazing professional Beaulieu Abbey Choir and joined by the musicians-in-residence: the Pelham Band, under the direction of George Richford. Former choral scholars Alexandra Burstow and William Swinnerton will return from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to sing some of the solos. Tickets are just £15 with some limited view seats priced at only £5 each. Under 18s go free. A free glass of Mulled Wine / festive punch is included in the price. Tickets are available from e Herald o ce in Hythe or online from: www. ticketsource.co.uk/beaulieuabbey 12 month contract for her stall in Dibden Purlieu. She comments: “I love going to Dibden Purlieu each week, the customers have become more like friends over the past 4 years since we set up the stall and we look forward to continuing to serve the local community.” So, for quality and avour this Christmas keep it local and keep your carbon footprint light by shopping for your fruit and veg with Sam Long. For Sam’s Christmas opening times please see her ad on page 5. bags and any plastic and cardboard used on her stalls is either returned and reused or recycled. Helping you to reduce food waste, you can buy just what you need whether it’s a single apple for lunch that day or a larger order to feed a family for the week or indeed a Christmas feast! Sam is delighted to announce that she has recently secured another