For those of us celebrating Christmas, it’s finally time to wind down: to pause and set aside our jobs and responsibilities for a few days to enjoy the festivities with our families, friends and loved ones.
This year we shall be celebrating our 15th Christmas at the farm and when I look back I am immensely proud of not only how far we have come, but also how some things have not changed at all.
India is renowned for its excellence in handicraft and we are lucky enough to work with artisan communities across the country, through our design work with Bamford and also through the Lady Bamford Charitable Trust.
This recipe is one of my favourite addition to our Daylesford café menu this Christmas and so sharing the recipe with you all was a must.
The kitchen is at the heart of every Christmas and this year our Cookery School is holding a number of cookery classes that are ideal for all the family, young and old.
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 for their bar.
Decorating the house for Christmas is something that I look forward to every year and wreathes are one of my favourite ways to bring nature in to the home.
With less than a month to go until Christmas, the time has come to think about placing your orders for a flavourful and succulent turkey.
Christmas celebrations are now underway at the farm and on Saturday 3rd December we shall be unveiling our Christmas grotto, with special guests Father Christmas and his handsome helpers, Dancer and Blitzen.
At Bamford we always celebrate the work of artisans and so it is wonderful to collaborate with our great friend Rae Feather, who shares our passion for preserving time-honoured crafts through her hand-painted and initialed accessories.
Join us on Saturday 10th December as we enjoy an afternoon of Christmas carols in aid of two fantastic charities: Great Ormond Street Hospital and The Dinosaur Trust.
Join us at The Wild Rabbit this Christmas for a very special celebration. Relax in the comfort of our rooms; enjoy award-winning, seasonal food from our Michelin star Executive Chef Tim Allen.
I am so happy to announce that our new Home and Garden Room has opened at the farm.
Our Christmas floristry classes are always popular, but there are still a few spaces left on our Creative Christmas Flowers and Garlands class on 9th December.
I am so excited to be unveiling our new Home & Garden Room at a special preview evening at the farm.
This is all about celebrating the arrival of purple sprouting broccoli around the end of February
Daylesford Cookery School has come up with some great recipes to make the most of your leftover food from Christmas Day.
Nature lies at the heart of Bamford and these beauty gifts would make an indulging gift for family or friends.
Shake off the Christmas excess with a wildlife walk around the Daylesford Farm on Sunday 27th December.
Daylesford’s farmshops are full of organic festive food that would make a lovely gift for all the family.
Decorating the house for Christmas is something that I look forward to every year.
To help you prepare for Christmas Day, Château Léoube’s head wine maker Romaine Ott has put together some suggestions.
This Christmas, Bamford has put together a collection of seasonal gifts, all beautifully wrapped and boxed, with a special Christmas charm.
Christmas is a magical time for children and this year we have an incredible line up of festive children’s events taking place on the farm.
At Daylesford we work closely with the women of developing communities in India to create our hand made Christmas decorations.
A rich, spiced pudding that is perfect for this time of year.
The most thoughtful gift for a food-loving host at Christmas is a hamper bursting with delicious, artisan goods and at Daylesford we have dozens of hamper options available to match every personality.
Peter Kindel is the new head cheese maker at Daylesford’s organic creamery, where he is now in charge of producing all of our farm’s award- winning cheese.
Animal welfare is something that I believe passionately in. All of the animals on our farm live healthy, happy lives and our Christmas turkeys are no exception.
This Christmas, the Cookery School at Daylesford has a great line up of inspiring courses to help you prepare for the festive season.
Join us at the farm on Sunday 6th December for a special Christmas Shopping Day.
This Sunday is Stir Up Sunday – the traditional day when families come together to make the Christmas pudding, with everyone giving the pudding a stir whilst making a wish.
The gentle cooking of the rice over a bain marie makes this pudding not only soft and creamy, but also incredibly easy to make.
Fruit liqueurs are one of the joys of winter and are a fantastic way to warm up on a country walk or to enjoy at the end of a good lunch.
Join us on the farm for the WellChild Christmas from Monday 9th – Wednesday 11th November.
Watch how our farmshops come alive during the festive season and discover some of our seasonal produce
With just over a week to go until Christmas, here is my pick of Christmas gifts from some of our brands.
Decorating the dining table for Christmas Day is something that I really look forward to. For me, sitting down for lunch with family and friends is one of the most special times of the day and I think the table should always reflect this.
This is a traditional recipe from my mother-in-law’s sister, Aunt Mimi, who was a great baker.
Following on from last week’s post on good books for Christmas, I wanted to share some more of my favourite new coffee table books, which have been released over the last few months.
This is a family recipe, which was passed down to me from my mother and I then developed with Daylesford’s baker Betty Thornton.
Books often make the best Christmas presents. Here are few that are on my Christmas list – to give and to receive:
Christmas is my favourite time of year. I love to see touches of winter greenery brought inside to decorate the room and the wonderful smell of pine and spices.
It’s a fantastic evening out for all the family. Come and enjoy browsing the beautiful gifts, decorations and crafts on display, with all profits donated to WellChild.