Food | A visit to a dairy farm in Wales…

I love my job, and through it how I get to meet passionate people, who are passionate about their work and life.  Once such person is Abi Reader, a third generation dairy farmer in South Wales.  Last Sunday we had the opportunity to meet Abi and for her to show us around her beautiful dairy farm. Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog Lou is also a busy mum of

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Recipe | Cumin Chicken with giant couscous, courgette, peas & mint with Le Creuset

This time of year I crave fresh green vegetables and simple ingredients, cooked in a quick and easy way.  Leaving stodgy winter foods behind me, I’m after quick, nutritious meals that the whole family will enjoy. I am longing for wild garlic and spring greens.. there is nothing better than going for a walk in the woods and gathering a handful of wild garlic leaves to cook with.  Soon!  In fact I heard the season is particularly early, and there are

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Seasonal Rituals | Christmas Eve supper with friends…

This Christmas Eve, we are celebrating with a few of our dear friends. A chance to chat over a special meal, drink a cocktail or two and swap gifts.  Christmas Eve needs to be a special affair, but a light one, nothing too heavy to digest as we have a huge feast coming up the following day. A couple of our friends are vegetarian, so this means forgoing our usual fish pie for supper, so in search of something suitable

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Recipe // festive boozy mince meat…

After posting this image on Instagram this morning, I was asked by several of you for the recipe.  It’s really really simple, and makes about five jars, which is ample if your family has a slight mince pie addiction like mine.  If you pot the mixture up in pretty jam jars, they make great edible gifts too. I have searched for a recipe which doesn’t contain suet, so this is perfect for vegetarians and vegans. Also it is gluten free

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Simple Living // Last minute food shopping…

It was one of those days.  Dan and I had back to back client meetings in Gloucestershire.  We were busy and focused on what our client needed from us, and was looking forward to a quiet evening at home, when suddenly a text comes through from Rufus’ school.  The text was reminding us to send him to school the next day with a packed lunch and snacks for a trip to London.  I had completely forgotten. Sometimes the balls drop,

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Scenes from Sunday // a beach cook out…

What a gloriously sunny weekend.  November has really gotten off to a fabulous start with it’s crisp sunny days and cold nights. I love it!  Yesterday we decided to have ‘cook out’ and headed to a bay outside of Clevedon, on the river Severn. While the boys busied themselves climbing the rocks and discovering caves, Dan and I made camp and built the fire.  We both love cooking outside in the colder months, there is something so primal about it. 

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Simple Living // An autumnal celebration with Fox and Ivy…

This autumn I plan to celebrate the darker evenings with a little sparkle.  Once the clocks go back, the darkness can feel overwhelming and depressing, but with a few changes at home you can make the day light saving a little more manageable.   November is a month of transition, from autumn to winter and can be the forgotten month on it’s lead up to Christmas. All those parties being arranged, presents being bought & the madness of the school

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Simple living // A late summer picnic and Scan As You Shop with Tesco…

Summer is having a final hurrah, with temperatures this Bank Holiday reaching heady highs… what better way to celebrate the end of summer holidays than a picnic in a field.  Grabbing a picnic blanket, plates and cutlery we headed to the countryside for a quiet afternoon of eating and climbing hay bales. But what about the food?  Before leaving Bristol, we headed to our local Tesco Extra store to pick up a few delicious picnic essentials.  Our nearest Tesco Extra

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