• A Sense of Place: Gingerbread

    December 12, 2019

    Can you believe I’ve never built a gingerbread house before, let alone bring alive a wonderful idea from Hilltop Honey to create Gingerbread Hives! Gingerbread is an iconic Christmas treat and with cookie season well under way, I wanted to take a look at the origins of this spicy biscuit. Early Gingerbread Originating in Germany…

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  • A Sense of Place: Cotswold’s Lavender

    October 3, 2019

    The Cotswolds are known for their yellow stone houses and classic views of the English countryside. There has been a long association with farming in this area with the name deriving from ‘cot’, meaning sheep enclosure, and ‘wold’, meaning hill. Whilst the sheep have shaped the landscape for many generations, other crops also flourish on…

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  • A Sense of Place: Wye Valley Asparagus

    June 13, 2019

    Cobrey Farms is owned by the Chinn family and since 2003, the family has farmed asparagus in the rolling hills of the Wye Valley in South Herefordshire. In Spring 2003, the first crop was planted and since then,  Wye Valley Asparagus has increased in popularity and gained a formidable reputation. What’s so good about Wye…

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