Pannage Pork 2018

This year the pannage season has been fairly short, despite huge amounts of acorns in some areas of the New Forest. Richard has had his pigs (rare breed Middle White / Landcross) out on the acorns fattening nicely. They’ve enjoyed the relatively mild weather this autumn and have been hoovering … Read More

Wood Ear Fungus

Wood Ear fungus is for the braver of the foragers amongst you – as it looks and feels distinctly like a cold, clammy ear.  However it’s prized for its anti-inflammatory properties, eaten to relieve tonsillitis, swelling, but is also regarded as a powerful anti-carcinogen, used to prevent and treat tumours. … Read More

Lobster Mushroom

On the Hunt for the Lobster Mushroom. While on holiday in Canada catching up with the in-laws, I was tempted with a bit of foraging as we were surrounded by woods.  It had been a hot summer, but it rained the first two days of my holiday. This might annoy … Read More

Plaice with a Pesto Crust

This is a simple recipe from Angela Hartnett that takes advantage of our seriously fresh local plaice and our pesto (although if you are feeling up for it then check out our wild garlic pesto recipe). Serves four. 4 plaice fillets, skinned 2 tbsp breadcrumbs 1 tbsp pesto 2 leeks … Read More

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