Pumpkin field

The pumpkin heralds shorter days and spooky happenings come autumn and Halloween. From lighting doorsteps as jack-o’-lanterns to flavouring soups, coffees and pies, it is the definitive symbol of All Hallows’ Eve. But the pumpkin is a newcomer, says Emily Arbuthnott, having bested the humle turnip. So how did the…

Best pumpkin recipes: pumpkin muffins

Ensure your Halloween lantern is devoured rather than dumped with our best pumpkin recipes. From a savoury pumpkin pie guaranteed to impress to simple yet scrumptious muffins, what use will your lantern be put to this All Hallows’ Eve? The pumpkin is the symbol of autumn and all things spooky,…

Haunted country houses. Stately home.

A haunted country house complete with ghost has a certain allure, whether you believe in the paranormal or not. But whatever your stance, there are often very real – and rather haunting – mysteries beneath the stories, as Rory Knight Bruce investigates. For something rather less testing on the nerves…

Best turnip recipes pudding

These three best turnip recipes offer inspiration for warming dishes and put a surprising twist on a classic pudding. You may be busy carving pumpkin lanterns for Halloween, but don’t forget about the turnip. Rather than setting it aglow, use it to make something delicious. Did you know that originally…