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7
Dec
2012

Sugarplums for Christmas

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When I was a little girl I always had my head stuck in a book – very often it would be a huge book of Fairytales. With my fervent imagination I would love to read about beautiful princesses, elves and witches, princes and goblins and transport myself to faraway lands, dancing until dawn in little […]

29
Sep
2012

Beginners Sausage-making Course

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Beginners Sausage-making NEXT DATE – Saturday 22nd March 10am – 4pm £50 pp including light lunch   Whether you are just curious as to what goes in, or maybe you are thinking of keeping pigs to be a bit more self-sufficient – this beginners course will teach you everything you need to know about how […]

20
Sep
2012

Pea & Mint Soup

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Peas: amazing little green balls packed full of goodness and flavour – no wonder Nigella is always banging on about them. I realise the season for fresh peas has passed… however, this soup is brilliant made with frozen petit pois as I discovered last night – no kidding: 25mins from start to finish and you’re […]

14
Sep
2012

Nathaniel’s delicious autumn sausage stew

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Nathaniel (one of our talented sons) made this delicious stew last night for supper. We were 5 ravenous farmers after a day’s harvesting – and this stew ticked every box: meaty, spicy, incredibly delicious…needless to say we all left satisfied (…and there was some left for lunch today!) Note: you need a BIG pot!   […]

12
Sep
2012

Bread!

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The staff of life. Recently I have come into contact with the wonderful Tracebridge Sourdough run by Gordon Woodcock and Katie Venner. Gordon built a fabulous wood-burning masonry bread oven in his garden shortly after he and Katie moved to Tracebridge, Near Wellington. After successfully running pizza nights for friends and family and selling their […]

9
Sep
2012

Pea, Mint & Cheese Fritters

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Sam & I tried these earlier in the week at the Sharpham Vineyard Café and they were delicious! Served with a simple salad and tomato salsa (…chive crème fraiche for Jacqui!) – makes a simple and delicious lunch… Makes 8-16 (depending on how big you want them!)     INGREDIENTS (serves 4) 250g frozen peas, […]

4
Sep
2012

Say CHEESE!

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We love cheese! It’s true – if there is one thing you can guarantee its that our cheese board is one of the best, crammed full of top-notch award winning delicious local cheeses! We are blessed to live in the wonderful West Country – the epicentre of fabulous dairyland, where the grass is lush and […]

22
Aug
2012

Sausage-making…

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What a great day yesterday: An Introduction to Sausage-making with Martin Felstead £45 including lunch Martin keeps rare breed pigs at Greenways Farm in Wembdon …and he also runs our bar for us at Huntstile. We had no idea to this man’s hidden talents until yesterday when he ran a fantastic course on sausage-making for […]

8
Feb
2012

Plant a pollinating paradise!

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    Did you know that our native British bees are dying out? Without doubt bees are the most precious and amazing little creatures of our ecological system. Bees are vital elements of our ecosystem as they provide pollination to a large variety of plants – and Healthy Bees are an indication for a Healthy […]

21
Nov
2011

Christmas is coming!

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All the hype for Christmas with the shops and TV, its all an expense we can do without at the moment – most is just more rubbish for the landfill in 6 months time. But we all want to be able to give something at Christmas, so how about making gifts from your kitchen for […]

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