Go the South Downs Way

At the last minute I was foolishly persuaded to hit the South Downs Way on Tuesday with some friends who had already cycled from Winchester to Amberley the day before.  I met up with them in the Sportsman Inn the night before in some trepidation, as I hadn’t exactly prepared … Read More

Little Green Courgette

The first courgettes are well and truly here – versatile, delicious and soon to turn into a glut.  If you have a garden or allotment with a couple of courgette plants, then you will need every recipe possible to keep fully enjoying them until the end of the season. Our … Read More

New Events & Courses coming up

We have two new courses coming up as well a couple of events that might be of interest.   Our first course would make an ideal Father’s Day present, being a BBQ Course and Beer Tasting on 19th June from 6.30 – 8pm.  We also have an Elderflower foraging course on … Read More

National Watercress Week

It’s National watercress week with the watercress festival in Alresford.  We get our watercress from the Hairspring beds in Hambrook which was founded in 1870 by George Hair and has been in the family ever since. Originally the beds were supplied with groundwater, but with droughts in the 1970s,  they … Read More

Dressed to Impress – Sussex Crab

Our dressed crab arrive every Friday, having been cooked and hand-picked that same morning by Rick on Hayling Island.  He in turn gets the crab directly off Tony who fishes a number of pots from his boat off Hayling.  The crab is landed and dressed less than 10 miles from … Read More

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