Eating well has a huge effect not only on how we feel, but also on how our how our brains and bodies function. This August we shall be considering the relationship between good nutrition and wellbeing at our Feed Your Mind day at our Cookery School. Designed in collaboration with our resident nutritionist, Rhaya Jordan, this course will include plenty of expert advice on how to incorporate important nutrients in your home cooking.
This beautiful layered pudding combines tart and effervescent SPARKLING DE LÉOUBE ROSÉ wine and sweet floral elderflower with rich delicious organic cream. We like to decorate it from within with fresh raspberries and pretty edible flowers for a stunning summer treat. If you do not have a narrow terrine mould as we have used here, small dariole moulds or ramekins will work perfectly.
As new fish counters launch throughout Daylesford farmshops, our resident nutritionist Rhaya Jordan explains why sustainable seafood should be a regular part of a varied, balanced and delicious diet. Easily prepared, quick to cook, packed with lean protein and a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids: fish may just be the perfect fast food. Eating fish is associated with longevity; the longest-living populations in the world tend to be cultures that have plenty of seafood in their diets.
This year has been possibly our best ever crop of strawberries in the Market Garden. With temperatures soaring over the previous few weeks, our strawberry varieties have ripened beautifully and are exquisitely sweet. To celebrate the bounty of summer our Cookery School has created three seasonal recipes that make the most of this favourite summer fruit.
There is little more refreshing in the summer months than the cool clinking of ice cubes in a jugful of homemade elderflower cordial. The hedgerows and verges are brimming with their cloud-like heads at the moment and when picked on a sunny afternoon their sweet, floral fragrance is a reminder of quite how idyllic the English summertime can be.
Charred Wrapped Vegetable And Cheese Parcel A simple, yet impressive dish that makes the most of new season chard, leaks and carrots.
London Food Month is a fantastic new festival, which launches this June and celebrates the capital’s vibrant culinary culture. As part of the month long festival of events we shall be holding a special evening at our Notting Hill Farmshop, which will celebrate the many different ways that fermented foods can be made and enjoyed.
This gently fragrant ice cream is sweetened with Daylesford honey from our own beehives. Special enough to be served as a stand-alone dessert, dusted with bee pollen, it is also heavenly alongside grilled summer peaches, lightly poached apricots or freshly hulled strawberries.
As the seasons change I look forward to morning walks in the market garden to plan seasonal dishes for the days ahead. Our 25-acre organic market garden is the source of over 250 varieties of heritage fruit and vegetables and so there is much to choose from.
Simple, light and refreshing this summer salad includes bee-friendly herbs and flowers as garnishes. In the Market Garden, we support our bees by growing flowering crops and allowing our salad brassicas to flower. Just as the bees rely on our efforts, we depend on their ability and hard work to pollinate crops. By maintaining a growing diversity, we create a source of nectar to keep these valuable pollinators on site.
I am so happy to share with you our third E-book containing five seasonal recipes, all inspired by the relationship between our gardens, our pollinators and our plates. With borders and beds abundant with edible flowers and fragrant herbs, we create food and nourishment for our bees and interest in our cooking.
I am delighted to be supporting Skye Gyngell’s brilliant new initiative, TABLE, which shares many of my thoughts and passions for tackling food waste and sustainable growing, farming and eating. TABLE is being held at Somerset House from 17th-21st May and celebrates the simple joy of being able to eat well together, regardless of background and social means.