It is now over 40 years since I set out along a path which has led to the creation and the growth of Daylesford. It began with a desire to challenge the way that my family were farming; we couldn’t continue to farm using pesticides and chemicals – it wasn’t right for the planet and it wasn’t right for my family’s health.
April is my favourite month for foraging, and this simple gnocchi recipe is the perfect celebration of springtime’s bright green shoots, combining heady wild garlic and tender nettle leaves. Finishing the fluffy gnocchi off by pan-frying in a little butter gives a wonderful textural contrast to this simple yet stunning dish. Just the thing to tuck into after a morning of foraging.
The welfare of our animals and the respect we show them has always been at the heart of everything we do at Daylesford. Our animals are free to roam our organic pastures and the state of their health and well-being is closely monitored by our farmers throughout their lives.
For the past 40 years, we have been striving towards sustainability at Daylesford. Everything we do, whether on our organic farm or in our farmshops and cafés, is with this core value in mind, for the benefit of our environment, our soil and our future.
On cold wintry days, this is a recipe to warm and nourish the body and soul. Lentils are a fibre-rich staple for winter larders, full of the vital mineral magnesium which promotes good sleep and helps keep us calm.
Shrove Tuesday – or Pancake Day, as many of us know it – is something we celebrate with great enthusiasm on the farm. But for me, this Tuesday is also an opportunity to reflect on the origins and meaning behind the celebration.
Bullshot is a close cousin of the much loved Bloody Mary, but this hot savoury drink is often overlooked.
Cocktails enjoyed with friends by a roaring fire are one of the delights of Christmas and this year The Wild Rabbit has come up with a special menu of festive cocktails. Here our head barman shares some of his favourite festive cocktail recipes for you to recreate at home.
The joy of this recipe is the subtle sweetness that comes through with the addition of apple and gentle spices. The probiotic properties will offer a much needed digestive aid after times of indulgence.
Combining local honey, vitamin c-rich citrus fruit and soothing ginger, this is a drink to restore in times of need.
There is perhaps no other time during the year that we think more about food than at Christmas. Coming together with loved ones to share food is at the heart of the festive season and so what better time of year to really consider where your food comes from and to ask how your meat has been sourced?
This final e-book of our calendar year is a collection of recipes to celebrate family.