St Patrick’s Day Recipes

If you are looking for inspiration for St. Patrick’s day food then go to the Food Network website where they have 34 dishes to choose from. The fertile land and temperate climate of Ireland make the emerald isle perfect for growing fresh produce and rearing livestock. Lamb and bacon are the meats of choice and […]

Getting Fruity at River Cottage

Summer this year has given us a bountiful fruit harvest and Hugh’s latest book; River Cottage Fruit Every gives us some wonderful ideas as we gather the last of the apples, quinces, hips and berries. The book runs alongside the latest in the River Cottage television series “River Cottage to the Core” which is currently […]

Duck with elderflower and lovage

Elder flowers are synonymous with the start of British summer, but apart from making elderflower cordial, wine and champagne, they have a great many other uses. We found this great recipe by Lawrence Keogh on the BBC Food website which uses elder flowers and elder flower cordial to dress a rather tasty peppered duck. A […]

Watercress Week Recipes

Celebrate National Watercress Week (19 – 26 May 2013) with Three Scrumptious Summer Recipes Herald the arrival of the British watercress season and National Watercress Week  from 19 – 26 May 2013 with three delicious new recipes, perfect for summer picnics in the park or light al fresco suppers. Why not start a lazy Sunday […]

Burn’s Night Supper

On the 25th of January every year, Scotts and their descendants around the world pay tribute to the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns via The Burns’ Supper. Friends of Robert Burns started this annual memorial event a few years after his death, little knowing it would become the global tradition we know […]