Pearl Barley Risotto with Mushroom & Three-Cornered Leek

Pearl Barley Risotto with Mushroom & Three-Cornered Leek

The hungry gap is back for another year as we get through the last of the previous season's produce and wait for the next season to start. Thank goodness for the few winter stalwarts of purple sprouting broccoli, cabbages and kale, but also the wild mushrooms and three-cornered leek. At this time of year I'm [...]

Winter Foraging

Winter Foraging

It goes without saying that winter can be a tricky time to coax ourselves out from our cosy warm blankets and heated houses into the frigid January air. Whilst hibernation might be a very attractive option (wake me up in April perhaps?), there's a surprising amount to discover on a winter's foray, and getting out [...]

A Christmas Picnic

A Christmas Picnic

With most of England, and indeed the UK, under some level of COVID restrictions, Christmas is going to be strange for most of us. Although we're permitted to form a bubble over the festive period, most of us will be having to make sacrifices in terms of who we're able to spend time with and [...]

Jerusalem Artichokes

Jerusalem Artichokes

Winter may seem like one long, dark emptiness, especially this year, but there's so much that we can embrace about winter when we look deeper. One thing I love about this season is the earthy, hearty root veg that come into season at this time. Parsnips and sprouts both develop their sweetness after a frost, [...]