Monthly Archives: October 2012

“of pastures and animals, of microbes and time”

…so wrote Harold McGee on the sublimely delicious, diversely characterful and nourishing simplicity created by one ingredient – milk, and a little magic – cheese. Last night I spent my evening at The Ludlow Food Centre enjoying a delicious wine … Continue reading

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old friends and a raspberry cake…

Some friends from London have made a last minute trip to the farm – here is an adapted version of a Pear and Blueberry cake by Nigel Slater to herald their arrival….   130g unsalted butter 130g caster sugar 2 … Continue reading

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..a pumpkin, a potato, a painting and a smoky soup…

Today has been gloriously Autumnal, and to celebrate this solitary break from the rain, we ventured to Ludlow to walk beneath the castle walls and along the riverbank. We stumbled upon an Antique Flea Market in the square and bought … Continue reading

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Fruit butter and a rainbow…

With the rain still falling today we were fortunate to have a momentary burst of colour and light this afternoon at Hillpike ¬†– I think the pot of gold must be very close indeed. As my boy and I are … Continue reading

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Sloe gin at Hillpike

With the wet weather drawing in, I have felt somewhat marooned in my waterlogged farmhouse, however, with the fire finally¬†lit, and my baby boy desperate to explore, we pulled on our mud-clagged boots, and went stomping over the recently ploughed … Continue reading

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