BBC Feast Tower of London

We are launching a new range of balsamic vinegars and oils this weekend from Paolo Bonomelli who have been voted best olive oil for 2016 and 2017



the festival is situated on the moat around the Tower of London and is well worth a visit. 



we're at stand F1, so drop by and taste the best olive oil

you just meet a Beefeater on your trip


enjoy your weekend and look and hope to see you at the show... 

Foodies Festival Brighton 2017

We're enjoying three days on the downs in Brighton this weekend, we've brought our new range of Olives along with Olive oil from our farm in Spain. 

we also have a selection of fine bone China alongside our classic range of cooking sauces and chutneys. 

if you haven't tried our "2 steps to heaven" then drop by and try it today.

Theres a great selection of wonderful food on offer along with live music, cooking demonstration and even yoga if you're up for that this Sunday morning. 



Young Jacob posing for the camera in front of our fine bone China  




Jacob showing off our fabulous selection of honey and curds




The classics


Its the last day today and the weather is meant to be kind to us so drop by and say hi and sample some of the great food on offer. 


best regards

Ben and Jacobs of Oxford

New to Oxford Covered Market

I'm pleased to let you know that we are now stocking products from Tutu's Table. Tutu has a restaurant in Reading at the RISC cafe and approached me a couple of years ago to help launch her most popular products. 


Tutu's Misr Wot is a traditional spiced lentil dish which is delicious served with pancakes. It's a complete dish on its own though suitable for Vegetarians, vegans and is also gluten free. 

The second is the hot sauce Mabaye sauce which makes a great marinade and is also delicious as a dip. 

We're sampling both products every day in the Oxford covered market and are both available with our other products on a 3 for £10 offer. 


come along and sample a real taste of Africa.


Best wishes  

Ben and Jacobs of Oxford

Tutu's Table  

Tutu's Table


Christmas Market Summertown Oxford Thursday 22nd and Friday. 23rd December 2016

Summertown market looking festive this evening. Twenty local food and craft producers including myself brave the bracing cold wind to bring you a wonderful selectionof treats






Christmas lights

Christmas lights

Our selection of gifts for the festive season




Lovely cheese from Curds and Whey



Curds and Whey

Curds and Whey

Hand made soaps from The Little Goat Soap Company




Craft pens  from Cotswold pens



Chutney lovers selection

Chutney lovers selection

Spices from Go Spice




Open from 11am to 6pm today and tomorrow, come along and see us all


Merry christmas

Ben & Jacobs of Oxford

Festive tipole? 

Festive tipole? 

Come and see the owls




Scallop and Seafood Paella 478kcal per portion

After weeks of salads for dinner I really fancy some carbs and this healthy low calorie paella is just the job. Scallops, Squid, Mussels and Prawns are much lower in calories than the meat alternatives of this dish.

This isn't the cheapest meal to make but as we're being so good why not treat ourselves.

Ingredients: Serves 3

  • Paella Rice 200g (uncooked weight)
  • 1 Large Onion 200g (approx.) chopped finely
  • Peas or Petit Pois 100g
  • Scallops 200g (I've used Sainsburys frozen)
  • Mixed Seafood 350g (I've used Sainsburys frozen)
  • Saffron (a pinch)
  • Fish Stock (I've used Knorr fish stock pot) dissolved in 650ml boiling water
  • Olive Oil 1 tbsp.
  • Spices 1tbsp (I've used Schwartz Spanish spices)


Heat a Paella Pan or Chefs pan to medium hot, add the olive oil and cook the onions until soft.

Add the rice and spices to the pan and fry with the onions for about 1 minute to coat the rice. Add the water, saffron  and reduce the heat to a gentle simmer for 13 minutes, until the rice is just over half cooked.

Add the Scallops, Mixed Seafood and peas and continue to simmer for 7 minutes until cooked through and the rice is fluffy.