Cooking · Food & Drink · Winter

The beauty of festive food…

For me, Christmas is as much a time for beautiful food and drink as it is for wonderful company. It’s a time when quality time spent with family and friends is coupled with indulgent, traditional and richly festive foods. Many of these are firm family favourites linked as much to winter as to Christmas itself. My top picks have got to be:… Continue reading The beauty of festive food…

Country life · Gardening

Planting hyacinth bulbs for Christmas…

Without wanting to talk about the festive season too early, there is one festive thing I like to start in October and that is planting hyacinth bulbs for indoor blooms at Christmas. Now, Christmas in our house isn’t a very big affair, and what decorations we do have are mostly plant-based (apart from the pet-proof wooden… Continue reading Planting hyacinth bulbs for Christmas…

Cooking · Country life

Haggis, neeps & tatties and misty morning starts…

For the past few mornings I’ve woken up to a blanket of mist covering the farm. For the first couple of days it cleared as the sun rose, however today it lingered until the sun set. Accompanying the mist there have been equally impressive sunrises and sunsets. Because the air has been so clear the skies have been magnificent.… Continue reading Haggis, neeps & tatties and misty morning starts…