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Location: Hidcote Boyce, United Kingdom

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About Me: I live in the Cotswolds, rear pigs, grow fruit, veg and flowers in crazy patchwork. And am a bit obsessive about food (growing, cooking and eating it).

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school dresses, old jeans & patchwork evenings

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Life has been busy lately and my very shoddy patchwork is my way of re-claiming some slow-pace, relaxing time for myself.  I'm using any scraps of material that appeal to my eye and hand-sewing Read More ›

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shaken berries

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Wild strawberries, redcurrants and raspberries are all plentiful in our garden at the moment. Tempting me to grab a handful as I walk past on my way to plant purple beans or to pop outside with a Read More ›

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slug fests and walking onions in my june garden

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We spent the first part of half term in Wales and my morning walk down to the village bakery took me past hedgerows bursting with purple foxgloves, ferns, red campion and sunny Read More ›

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chicken with marigold petals & rampant herbs

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My chicken with red peppers & marigold peppers was inspired both by Sophie Grigson and a visit to herb guru Jekka McVicar's herb farm. I loved the open day at Jekka's fabulous Herbetum and came Read More ›

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rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb

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If you visited my garden at the moment, a glimpse of the rhubarb patch would reveal that my weeding is as shoddy as ever. It's on my long mental 'to-do' list, honestly, but as always my Read More ›

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primrose, wood-stores & wild cherry buds

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"After the sugar snow had gone, spring came. Birds sang in the leafing hazel bushes along the crooked rail fence. The grass grew again and the woods were full of wild flowers. Buttercups and violets, Read More ›

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Brussel flowers are nearly at an end and I have Ruby-picked narcissi. Spring has taken my kitchen by surprise and it's very lovely. I can hear the lambs from the window (which has been flung Read More ›

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slow-cooked hogget & beans

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Although we've had several glorious days of uplifting Spring sunshine lately and I've enjoyed some great gardening time with Ruby, there are still days when only slow-cooked comfort food will do. The Read More ›

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Buffalo and Kidney Pie

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Lately I've developed a pie fixation. Damp, grey February days are surely meant for slow-cooked food and unctuous pie fillings. Babies have also given me a convenient excuse. First, I visited a Read More ›

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new york cheesecake with damson compote

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I have mixed feelings about Valentines day. Obviously celebrating love is a good thing but being told we all have to be romantic on the same day of the year makes me want to do the opposite. And Read More ›

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