Food and Drink

Sangria Recipe

Recipe: Sangria for summer parties

Move over Pimms, sangria is making a come back this year so if you are entertaining over the summer here is all the help you need with drinks. Serves 8…


How to barbecue

A warm greeting to you all – well, I hope it’s warm. With the start of the summer holidays it’s the obvious time to get out the wire brushes, rehome the…

From Waitrose, Majectic and Albion Wine

When to drink sherry? Every day

The joint was jumping and there wasn’t a vicar or maiden aunt to be seen. At least, I didn’t spot one. But you never know with vicars these days. Or…

Egyptian walking onion

Egyptian Walking Onions

The Egyptian walking onion is a smallholder’s plant – which is a polite way of saying that it is untidy, difficult to harvest and an acquired taste. On the plus…


The best elderflower cordial recipe

Forget ice cream and sunscreen, it's the scent of Mike Swan's elderflower cordial that will remind you of many summers to come.


Asparagus is the best of British

Green, white, steamed or raw, with a hint of butter or doused in hollandasie; now is the time to eat as much as possible. We love it.