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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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