Wedding is go!

Wedding is go!

D day is here and all systems are go …  It couldn’t be a more perfect day for this weekend’s bride and groom and they’ve just arrived looking gorgeous.  They’ve been greeted by a fabulous duo called Tux Fizz who are doing an acoustic set...
Wedding weekend

Wedding weekend

Its a gorgeous (if windy) day for the lovely chaps from South West Marquees to start to erect the marquee for this weekend’s wedding.  The weather promises to be fab, the garden is in bloom and all looks set fair.  Fingers crossed for a wonderful day.  First...
Granola

Granola

Cereal in all its forms is obviously a mainstay of the B & B breakfast and for the past year or so I’ve been making my own granola which goes down very well, not only with guests but also with roughty-toughty farmers (who you’d have thought would be...
Wild garlic

Wild garlic

The only bit of foraging I really know how to do is for wild garlic, blackberries or sloes and so yesterday we went out and foraged away to our heart’s content with senior & junior dog, despite the soggy conditions, for wild garlic leaves.  We managed not...

Spring is sprung – maybe …

My morning walk today with senior dog, Pip, took place not only in the quasi-sunshine but also showed me wild primroses flowering and even some little purple and white violets peeping through in the hedgerow (along with discarded lager & vodka bottles and some...
Country Scones

Country Scones

INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup dried currants or raisins 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 5 tablespoons cold butter 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream 2 egg yolks TOPPING: 1 egg white 1 teaspoon sugar 1/8...