All posts by EDS

  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace

    As animals our basic instinct is to hibernate during the darker, colder autumn and winter months. However we all know this is just not possible...

  • Micro’s are getting Bigger

    There aren’t many around yet but the idea of the micropub has really taken off. No music, no lager, no jukebox or fruit machines just...

  • Beer’s Best Buddy

    When it comes to pairings, British cheese and beer are not the most obvious choice but when matched they really do get your taste buds...

  • Butternut and Butterbean Casserole

    Serves 4 Ingredients • 1 medium butternut squash (approx 600-800g), cut into 2.5 cm chunks (leave the skin on for added texture) • 12 shallots,...

  • Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Leeks, Peas and Basil

    Serves 4 Ingredients • 4 chicken leg quarters, skinned and cut into thighs and drumsticks • handful fresh basil • 8 thin rashers smoked streaky...

  • The ‘Friendship Cake’ you give away

    When my mother-in-law Jean arrived on my doorstep the other day with a dubious pot of gloop proclaiming it to be a friendship cake, my...

  • History of the Taste

    For all foodie lovers there are always those traditional, comforting dishes that remind you of being a child once again and when you smell them...

  • The Science of Sleep

    20 things you never knew… You spend one third of your life doing it… but the science of sleep is still one of the biggest...

  • A Taste of Home – Farmhouse Biscuits

    The success story of Farmhouse Biscuits began in the grim winter of 1962/3, when Philip and Dorothy McIvor started selling home-made cakes and biscuits to...

  • Leave Your Passports at Home

    Why go abroad when you can have an amazing holiday right here, in the UK! From glamping to caravans, boutique hotels and B&B’s, there’s so...