‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 32 – Spencer Christy

Lauriston Farm is a 210 acre biodynamic farm on the Essex coast, not far from Maldon. Quite recently the farm’s director, Spencer Christy, decided to reach out to the local community and make the farm community owned. Spencer has a background in environmental science and we spent a good deal of time talking about farmingContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 32 – Spencer Christy”

Book Review -The Wild Remedy by Emma Mitchell

Gritty, honest, lump-in-throat-inducing, sobering. The Wild Remedy is one of the most powerful personal accounts of a struggle with depression that I have read, and a signal to all of us of the power and importance of the natural world in alleviating times of great personal struggle. Emma Mitchell’s words strike a chord that inducesContinue reading “Book Review -The Wild Remedy by Emma Mitchell”

Book Review – A Farmer’s Diary: A Year at High House Farm – by Sally Urwin

It is relatively rare that you find yourself reading a book whilst actively doing the things contained within its pages. I am currently in the middle of the lambing period on our Essex coastal farm. A round the clock watch is kept on our ewes and lambs: feeding, watering, bedding up and assisting mothers. TheContinue reading “Book Review – A Farmer’s Diary: A Year at High House Farm – by Sally Urwin”

‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 31 – Andrew Dewing

In this episode I talk to Andrew Dewing, a grain merchant from Norfolk who, through his ‘Dewing Grain‘ podcast aims to demystify the grain trading process. Really enjoyed recording this one! Andrew is a great guy. Listen on… I strongly suggest that you listen to Andrew’s podcast which is available here, or here. You can alsoContinue reading “‘Meet the Farmers’ – episode 31 – Andrew Dewing”

Creamy Cashew, Rhubarb & Ginger Pots – Tiffany Francis

It’s a pleasure as always to publish Tiffany’s latest seasonal recipe. Enjoy it! ……………………………………………………… Rhubarb is one of my favourite summer vegetables so I couldn’t resist sharing this ridiculously easy recipe now the sun is starting to shine and the mornings are full of birdsong. The beauty of the rhubarb season is that it’s dividedContinue reading “Creamy Cashew, Rhubarb & Ginger Pots – Tiffany Francis”