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Country Matters Hexton is supported by 120 producer/suppliers, which makes our range diverse and quirky and hopefully interesting.

We have (list is not exhaustive):

Dolls clothes


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So do girls still play with dolls?  Or are we now all electronic?  Years ago we used to have some barbie/sindy outfits and was reminiscing about them this week.

Scott's Porage Oats - overnight porage

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We now stock porage, it can be eaten hot or cold, and I do overnight oats several times a week, and was lovely during the summer months, eating on sunny mornings on the patio.

I find a nutella jar perfect for this, and it has a nice plastic lid for washing over and over.

Clearly you can put it in a bowl, but I like the jar, and no one can tip it over in the fridge, and in fact you can pop it in your bag and take it to the office.

I use the same quantity of oats as hot porage - half a cup of oats, but only half a cup of milk/water.  (I use a small glass).  you can add yoghurt instead of some of the milk or all of the milk.

Add strawberries (cut up), raspberries, banana, blueberries - what ever takes your fancy really, see the links below for many ideas.




lots of ideas here

slimming world

and a few more here

Log burner at Country Matters Hexton

For many years we just had a few electric heaters around the place, after much saving we now have a log burner installed, and it is lit on cold days, so making the shop nice and cosy.  Now the weather has turned a bit chillier it will be lit.

There is also a fire in the tea rooms.



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Spring Onion & Cheese Scones

We have spring onions in the shop this week, so thought I would make some savoury scones.

Perfect for lunch with pickle, salad and cheese, or with a bowl of soup.

Flour and onions available in the shop Hexton Country Matters

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Scott's Porage Oats - porage

Did you know we are stocking Porage oats (or is it Porridge oats).  A perfect start to the day especially on a winters morning.

I have got my porage making down to a fine art, I have found a glass that is just the right size for me (approximately half a cup)

I do mine in the microwave - so choose a bigger bowl than you would normally have.

I do one measure of oats...do this first when the glass is dry, and then one of milk and then one of water.  Now this is clearly depending on taste and you can do all milk if your prefer.  I use semi skimmed.

Then stir, put in the microwave for one minute - do not leave it for more than this as it may boil over.

Stir and do for another minute, or until you see it rising up.

With quality oats like these they will be soon done, I would suggest another minute or so - you will see what you like.

You can add sugar, honey, dried fruit fresh fruit - whatever takes your fancy.

Don't forget we have honey in the shop too.