In Response : Charleston Farmhouse

Last week I made a visit to Charleston Farmhouse, East Sussex, to meander through the gardens in the rain, and we’ll get to that- but first earlier that morning I had been meandering around my own garden, cup of coffee in hand pondering the darkening rainclouds overhead wondering if they would finally break to end…

Carrot and Saffron Soup

For many of us, spring has sprung early in a hazy, temperate, slightly concerning February. But now it’s March, and the saturation dial is eking up the chart from pale primroses to sunshine yellow daffs. The winter stores beginning to dwindle, but the yellow carrots, dug in November, are still crunchy. This is the second…

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.

A Triptych Of Plums

|A fruitful few weeks|
Plum Frangipani • Greengage Crumble • Damson Gin

Courgettes On Toast

| For the marrow minded |
What to do with the inevitable courgette glut?Always make a starter…

The Harvester’s Lunch

| Lett-uce eat lunch |
This is not a lunch you might find at the UK’s favourite great value family restaurant. Oh no. This is much better. So much better…

White Currant Jam

| Currant affairs |
I’m not an accomplished jammer, my Granny Sea was excellent at it; channeling her, I reached for my biggest saucepan…