I’ve always wanted our Wild Rabbit pub in Kingham to feel like an extension of home – somewhere you can come and sit by the fire or pull up a stool at the bar, have a simple bowl of soup or plate of cheese, or enjoy a more elegant dinner or a cosy Sunday lunch.
The World Cheese Awards were announced yesterday and I wanted to wish our wonderful Creamery team my warmest congratulations and share the news of their success.
For ten years now, the charity StreetSmart has been running a campaign each Christmas whereby participating restaurants across the UK ask their diners to add a voluntary £1 to their bill in a move to help tackle the homelessness crisis.
October marked the start of harvesting season on the farm, one of the busiest times of our year. But while the seasonal chill may not have appealed to all, for our growers on the farm, it’s an exciting time – the moment they start to witness the fruits of their hard work.
One of the most widely discussed topics in well-being this year has been the importance of the role our gut plays in our overall health and well-being. As well as influencing our metabolism, the appearance of our skin and even our bone development, experts have also highlighted its close ties to our brain and shown how the health of our gut can have an effect on our memory and our mood.
Over the course of this year, as the spotlight has been shone on plastics and reducing global waste, the fashion and clothing industry has in turn also come under increased scrutiny. As consumers we are finally beginning to ask more questions about the way our clothes are produced, the waste the fashion industry generates and the impact this has on our planet.
Game season; a recipe for roast partridge; and why we should be making the most of this seasonal treat
It’s finally time to bring out the stockpots and casseroles. I love the food at this time of year: the deep, soothing flavours that come from simmering pots of stews and stocks, the comfort of the smells filling the kitchen and the melting textures of slow-cooked root vegetables.
It’s been a week of much celebration as we opened the doors to Bamford’s new wellness space at Brompton Cross in London on Monday. The last few days before an opening are always a slightly nervous time as you rush to add the final touches that will complete a space and realise your vision, but I am so immensely proud of the whole Bamford team.
I wonder whether like me you’ve ever enjoyed a meal at a restaurant and been tempted to slip through the door to the kitchen and talk to the creator of the wonderful things on your plates?
We host a wide range of events for budding artists and crafters at the farm but I wanted to share some imagery from a workshop we held this week, which I found particularly beautiful and inspiring.
Since I started out along the path towards farming organically, I have been passionate about protecting our bees. Bees are life’s essential pollinators and without them we would no longer be able to grow and produce our food.
Every day we each make small choices that can have an impact on our environment. Of course, choosing to buy and eat organic produce, or grow our own food, is one choice I believe can have a far-reaching effect on our planet and its future, but another that is closely related are the products we use to clean our houses. It’s something I’m very passionate about.