One of my passions is supporting local businesses, especially local farmers. Recently, I've been seeing lots of florists using stems of unripe blueberries in their design work and I fell in love with the amazing colour variations and beautiful foliage. It reminded me of a blueberry farm I'd heard off, and luckily the timing was right and so off we went!Read More
With summer well and truly finished, we've hardly been able to walk past a hedgerow without pulling off handfuls of blackberries. everywhere we walk is accompanied by a very purple Imogen shouting 'more bewwies!' and we've started the great cold-season tradition of becoming 85% crumble. And this is totally normal for us, Autumn is prime foraging time where we go hunting for berries and fruit in the hedgerows and fill the freezer, ready for the long winter. But this is the first year we've really done summer foraging, and I'm really quite excited to look back and show you what we found!Read More
Well, spring has well and truly arrived - the clocks going forward coincided with Mothering Sunday and a weekend full of warm sunshine. My Mother's Day involved a gloriously long lie in, a bottle of Wicked Wolf gin (Mother's Ruin, classic) and a lovely, blustery walk on the beach with my Mum. Lots of cuddles with Imogen, lots of cups of tea and rounded off with a brilliant slow roast leg of lamb.
We're trying to learn how to eat more seasonally and this week have been planning the vegetable garden and sowing lots of seeds. Spring is tricky though, we just don't have the space that things like rhubarb and asparagus need, so rely on the greengrocers having a steady supply from local producers. Rhubarb has already arrived and I'm counting down the days til local asparagus turns up too!
So here's four of the best things we've been eating and drinking lately... starting with Sunday's lunch!Read More