royal ascot

What Food Is In Season In June?

This month the fashionable social events continue with horse racing on Derby Day and at Royal Ascot (which means picnics) and tennis at Wimb...
how to make elderflower cordial

How To Make Elderflower Cordial

These instructions for making elderflower cordial were given to me about 25 years ago and I have used them every year since then w...



What Food Is In Season In July?

The fruit bonanza begins! Peaches, nectarines, currants - black, white, red, rose....greengages, plums and tayberries. The outrageous courge...
music to cook to in July

Music To Cook To In July

Music to cook to in July is all about gardens, and sunshine, and being outside. To get you in the mood you could listen to Beethoven's sy...
raspberry vinegar recipe

How To Make Raspberry Vinegar

"Here is a pleasant 'refresher', specially suitable for the young after lawn tennis or sports on hot days, but acceptable also to their elde...


red grouse

What Food is in Season in August?

What’s happening this month in terms of events? Well, not a lot, but at the end of the month there is the bank holiday – a final long weeken...