New River Cottage Baby & Toddler Cookbook

The Baby & Toddler Cookbook is the latest publication from River Cottage HQ. Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s passion for food took on a new focus eleven years ago when his son Oscar was born. When, at five months old, he started to take an interest in solid food, he was conscious that this was about more […]

Rose Hips

Rose hips are the seed pods of roses, both wild and cultivated.  Once the flower petals fall, the hard green hips will swell until they start to ripen in October and November, turning a bright red or orange, depending on the variety. The word “Hip” originally comes from the Middle English “hepe”.  Among rose growers […]

Go to your local show…

Regularly seen as something to do on a Sunday with the ‘olds’ the local show or village gathering is well worth a visit. The day is often the culmination of many weeks of meetings by the organising committee and the highlight of the social calendar for many. In the UK many such functions often have a theme […]