Cooking with Cherries

During a trip to the NL last weekend, we passed by our house to empty the barn of the last remnants of our bits and pieces. I was rather surprised to see that tenants had not picked the latest crop of cherries and were obviously not interested in the joys of the garden. So I … Continue reading

Revealed – why gooseberry jam goes pink!

During our weekend at Camp Bestival, I got rather carried away with the River Cottage cafe concept. The food was delicious and healthy, and I had a chance to meet both Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and a most lovely lady called ‘Pam the Jam’.  This was the opportunity to find out once and for all, why my … Continue reading

10 tips to survive a Family Summer Music Festival …….

take wet wipes, just in case you don’t want to use the showers (or the kids refuse!)… book ‘ boutique camping’, it’s all set up for you and you have posh loos and showers!… take earphones for the little ones (they’re expensive on site and sell out very quickly)… no glass allowed -> take wine … Continue reading