Spiced Parsnip & Clementine Cake – by Tiffany Francis

I am delighted to publish the first recipe from our new seasonal recipe editor Tiffany Francis, who is an author and artist based in the South Downs. Visit her website to discover more about her and her recent book ‘Food You Can Forage‘. Over to Tiff. …………………………………………. I’m delighted to have been handed the reigns forContinue reading “Spiced Parsnip & Clementine Cake – by Tiffany Francis”

All change with the times

It’s five o clock in the afternoon and already dark – let the long winter evenings begin! Part of me struggles to understand why we continue with this strange phenomenon of shifting between Greenwich Mean Time and British Summer Time, but it’s one of the few remaining certainties that remain in what have become increasinglyContinue reading “All change with the times”

Little auk at the Naze (wild Essex)

We kept our heads down as we battled the wind on our way up to Stone Point, albeit occasionally stopping to gaze through binoculars at passing curlew or oystercatcher in flight or little sanderling running about on the beachline, joined in their never-ending task by chestnutty turnstone. The walk to the Stone is one thatContinue reading “Little auk at the Naze (wild Essex)”

Blue cheese and squash pasta bake with mushrooms and kale

I’m very excited to be publishing Holly’s seasonal recipe for October. When I made this particular dish a few days ago I added lots of blue cheese, but I’d advise there’s no need to add it if you don’t like it. This recipe works just as well if you use a different cheese. Enjoy it!Continue reading “Blue cheese and squash pasta bake with mushrooms and kale”


Today I began the first of what will be many bramble bashing (or should that be obliterating) sessions throughout the autumn/winter as I try to get on top of the scrub encroaching on some of the farm’s stewardship plots. The sky seemed to be missing today, a great grey and white canvas only intermittently markedContinue reading “Autumn”