By Becky Batchelor of Forest Beef Well here we are in March. After one of the most miserable winters I can remember, it is good to have the prospect of Spring, Summer and hopefully some sunshine! The snow drops and daffodils are out and looking beautiful – full of promise for the year to come. … Continue reading Roll on Spring…… The Countdown has begun.
As you may already know, I am still on a mission to meet the producers from Taunton Farmers Market and this month I had the pleasure of visiting Common Loaf at Stentwood Farm. First off I'm going to get straight in there with a lesson for all of you wonderful readers... The Blackdown Hills is … Continue reading Meet the Producer-Common Loaf Bakery at Stentwood Farm
Roasted squash soup Warming and 'nutty' flavour. Ingredients 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 medium squash, peeled, deseeded, and cut into wedges 1 small potato, peeled and quartered 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed Salt and pepper for seasoning 900 ml of vegetable stock Veg oil to baste squash and sauté onions Optional serve with Thyme … Continue reading Friday Feast
Here's our Friday Feast recipe for all you foodies out there. Hot off the press from Ray's Veg. Yum! Warming Carrot & Ginger soup. Great soup to beat the winter rain and wind, with sweetness from the carrots and warming heat from the ginger. Ingredients 1 onion - peeled and chopped 2 celery sticks, chopped 2 … Continue reading Friday Feast
So here's the thing; I’m on a new journey to meet the people behind Taunton Farmers’ Market Cooperative. Each month I will meet a different producer. This is my first of many & what a great place to start; I got to meet a Founding Father! A key figure within the revolution: Not the political … Continue reading Meet the Producer -16 Years & Counting –Wallace’s Farm
The UK referendum on our membership in the European Union is becoming a hot topic and might come as early as June 2016. As part of the Conservative Manifesto for the last election, David Cameron promised us a say in whether the UK stays part of the EU or not. Although he’s still seeking certain … Continue reading Somerset and the EU Referendum
In spring, they give blossom, in summer they give shade and in autumn they give their delicious fruits. But what goes on in an orchard in winter? Aside from wassailing, a tradition of blessing the apple trees on twelfth night to promote a good harvest, you might think 'not much'. In fact, keeping apple trees healthy and fruitful … Continue reading Winter at the Orchard