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 for … Continue reading Spiced Parsnip & Clementine Cake – by Tiffany Francis

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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 increasingly … Continue 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 that … Continue 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

Roast sausage, apple and potato with cabbage and cider gravy

I must start by apologising that September’s recipe is so late. Despite this, the main star in this dish, apples, thankfully continue to be plentiful into October. Here I have used them to give extra sweetness to a roasted sausage and potato dish. Originally, we used English codlings, a heritage variety from Ben’s orchard, and … Continue reading Roast sausage, apple and potato with cabbage and cider gravy