When cake meets… veg?!

I'm big on baking, and I like to regularly try to out new ideas to see if they're good enough to add my bank of tried-and-tested, well-loved, regular treats. I then have a habit of changing these up over time to resemble something a bit more unique to me. One thing I haven't tried is …

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Sloe Gin Season

I love sloes. Maybe it's because they remind me of my favourite time of year, maybe it's because those little matte purple/blue berries look so picturesque and stereotypical of our British countryside... I don't know, but one thing I love more than the sight of them up on the branches as I take my walks …

Beat It!

The season is in full swing. And I mean FULL SWING judging by the vast number  of pictures of pheasants and plump partridge hanging on game carts: autumnal plumes looking stunning, reminding me what an amazing time of year we've just hit. Shoot days are such a fantastic part of our heritage and it's a …

Game On…

Game is finally getting the recognition it deserves, it seems. It made it onto the Great British Bake Off (the mother of all baking 'trendsetters' apparently), famous TV chefs are all over it (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is basically an ambassador for game consumption) and now you can even find it in the crisp aisle too... It's …

Let me tell you about the butterflies and the bees…

I'm a keen supporter of agriculture and all the developments that come with it. Something is always hitting the news for this, that, or the other: advances in technology, unfair wages, the use of chemicals on crops, animal welfare... Sometimes it's easier to get lost in the bigger picture and forget the little (but large) …

Painting Pots on a Saturday Morning in the Cotswolds…. What Could be Better?!

It was a Friday, early evening, and I was sat having a drink with my sister (it was tea so clearly we were having a quiet one...) and we were trying to think of something to do the following morning. We've exhausted all the coffee shops in the area and were looking for something a …