The more I have spent time in India and the longer I practise yoga, the more I have engaged with the traditions and philosophies in which yoga is rooted and their ability to heal and balance the body.
I eat outdoors whenever I can and whatever the weather, so having a picnic is one of my favourite ways to spend a summer’s day. For me, they’re a joyful way to appreciate nature, sitting with friends and family, surrounded by the sights and sounds of summer. And I love the sharing element that comes with all the passing of food and topping up of drinks.
For me there’s no better way to enjoy the season’s produce than plucked straight from the ground or the stalk – that fresh flavour is hard to beat. So every year we open up the farm’s garden so that you can come and pick your own supper from among our organic fruit and veg.
This week is British Flowers Week and we’re joining in the celebrations with a series of special workshops and events at the farm. British Flowers Week is an annual event to showcase the work of the UK cut flower industry.
I absolutely adore jellies and they are particularly wonderful in the summer. They really celebrate the best of the season’s ingredients and allow the purity and intensity of a flavour to shine.
We recently hosted a very inspiring and popular botanical watercolour workshop at our farm in the Cotswolds so I wanted to share some of the beautiful imagery from the day as well as the details of the next, which is being held on Saturday 23rd June.
Today people around the world come together to mark one of the most important days in the UN’s calendar and one that is of particular significance to me and the whole team at Daylesford.
Asparagus has such a short season – a fleeting eight weeks, that I try and enjoy it as much as I can during that time. Our Cookery School has put together this simple recipe to celebrate the asparagus which is still poking its head out the ground at the farm. Paired with our light and creamy Daylesford soft cheese, it puts the asparagus centre-stage and makes a quick and easy and option for a light brunch dish, lunch or supper.
We are just two weeks away from marking Daylesford’s annual Summer Festival. It’s a day of celebration we all look forward to every year as we open the gates to the farm to share our passion for organic farming with stalls, events, workshops, dog shows, baking competitions, craft demonstrations, vintage cars and lots more.
With the warm weather, I’ve been eating outside at every opportunity recently and inviting friends to come and have lunch or dinner in the garden. I don’t really have a sweet tooth, but I do love serving puddings when I’m entertaining, and something fruity and light is a wonderful way to end a meal.
Our teams at Daylesford and Bamford came together last week at a very special night for me: the launch party to mark the publication of my new book Nurture. It was a moving moment to walk into our shop in Notting Hill and see a little of everything that we do on show for our guests.
As more and more people focus on what they put into their bodies via their food, I often wonder how many show themselves the same consideration with the choices they make about what they put on their skin?