Honey, Pear, Almond Cake

Honey was harvested from our strongest hive last August, it was the first honey we had taken from our bees, and opening a jar now is like delving straight back into Summer. With Christmas indulgence still a recent memory, albeit a haze of clinking glasses, mince pies, and roast potatoes, it’s hard to fathom more…

Spiced Autumn Leaves

The leaves have been blown clean off the boughs in these strong, November winds; the debris left scattered at the foot of woods, in a patchwork of autumnal shapes. The log fires curl sweet smoke from chimney pots, breath catches on the cold air, and the woods are wet and bare. On these days, that…

Pumpkin and Quince

When the first winds of Autumn come blowing through, unpicking summer’s leaves and bringing them gently to the ground- it’s time to go and collect windfall.

Rhubarb Vodka Martini

|Drinking of you|
Slender long legs, a hat, bigger and floppier than anyone else’s, and flamboyant pink shoe… Rhubarb has arrived for the summer party.

Elderflower Cordial

|Respect your elder-flowers|
The best flowers are always out of reach, and hiding behind vast walls of nettles…

Wild Garlic Mayonnaise

|Aiol-i want to do is eat wild food|
There, betwixt trees and bank, is the tapestry of little white stars, an astronomical, gastronomical and olfactory navigation; this is the search for wild garlic.

Kale and Walnut Pesto

|Oh kale yeah|
In the bleak mid winter when there is far less growing, I give the hefty title of garden king to the wonder-food kale

Hot Apple Brandy and Puff Apple Tart

|How about them apples?|
As the mists gently descended, bringing us into the gauzy winter months, the trees were abundantly laden with sweet, swollen fruits…