Monthly Archives: July 2015

Home gown cherries

Grow & Eat: Cherries

I’m really happy to introduce a guest blogger onto my Grow & Eat series. Vicki Munro is an Art Director by day and a letterpress printer by night and she grows cherries on a wonderful sounding plot in Tadcaster. Over … Read More

Picking and eating food straight from the allotment is joyful.

An allotment supper

Ages ago, my friend Jo and I concocted a plan. A project. We called it Sage & Thrift. It was all about wanting to build a community around living slowly and seasonally. We wanted to share, rather than buy things. … Read More

Margot and Barbara blog: Trakke bumbag is perfect for travelling and outdoor adventures.

Trakke bag review.

On our recent trip to Copenhagen, I spent a lot of time people-watching. The city is awash with stylish people and minimalist style is really popular; pared-down clothes, neutral colour palettes and lots of New Balance trainers to cope with … Read More

Rob Ryan's new exhibition 'Listen to the World' is now showing at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Image copyright Rob Ryan.

Rob Ryan at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

On Thursday evening, I had the great pleasure of listening to Rob Ryan (the artist most widely known for his paper-cutting and screen-printing work) talk about his career to date. Although, as he acknowledged, he’s not the most comfortable of … Read More

How to grow broad beans - and a few great recipe ideas!

Grow & Eat: Broad Beans.

It’s pretty clear to me that I’m no food writer – my brain seizes up when I try to write about food, and I end up turning to tired food clich√©s and most loathed words (‘moist’ being the one in … Read More

Five Simple Ways to Reconnect with Nature

Simple ways to reconnect with nature.

Eleanor from Creative Countryside is my guest writer here today. We have lots of similar ideas about life, and so I’m really happy to have her lovely writing on my blog. She’s going to share some simple but perfect ideas … Read More

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