Aperol and Orange Drizzle Cake

A little known aperitif until about five years ago, you now can’t get far in the summer without seeing a glass of Aperol Spritz. Walking through Wimbledon at the weekend, every other drinking establishment was promoting it, some with really elaborate orange decorations. I’d even say it’s overtaking Pimms as the drink of the summer... … Continue reading Aperol and Orange Drizzle Cake

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Fire & Wild “GATHER”: A Woodland Feast

About two weeks ago, Mark and I spent an afternoon in a secluded woodland in Sussex with a group of complete strangers enjoying some wonderful food and company. I'd seen Fire & Wild on Instagram (check out their incredible profile here) and was instantly drawn to their idea and their menu. All cooked over a … Continue reading Fire & Wild “GATHER”: A Woodland Feast

New Forest Shepherds Huts – Our Anniversary Weekend Escape

Today is our second wedding anniversary! How fast has the last two years flown by? Even though they have been jam-packed and great fun, it’s still hard to believe that our wedding and our incredible honeymoon in Sri Lanka and the Maldives wasn’t just a few months ago! Anyway, as much as I love you … Continue reading New Forest Shepherds Huts – Our Anniversary Weekend Escape

Strawberry Picking in Berkshire and Homemade Jam

Summer = strawberries, especially with Wimbledon coming up, and there's nothing quite like locally grown British strawberries. I don't remember ever going strawberry picking before, so after hearing that a couple of friends had been, and seeing photos on Instagram, I figured why not! It's a great way to get outdoors, engage in a local … Continue reading Strawberry Picking in Berkshire and Homemade Jam

Tips for gathering elderflowers and making top notch elderflower cordial

Elderflowers have had a bit of a moment-in-the-sun lately after featuring in THE wedding cake of the year with their longstanding friend, the lemon. For me, like a lot of wild food, fresh elderflowers are hugely under-utilised by the general population. Elderflower cordial is very popular, but I am surprised that more people don’t make … Continue reading Tips for gathering elderflowers and making top notch elderflower cordial