Have we talked about Irises?

Many different people have contributed to the layout and feel of the gardens at Worton.  Part of my own contribution is to add plants that I have loved at places I have lived in previously.  One such is the Iris which grew in abundance in the poor gravelly soil at the foot of house and …

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This Week’s Menu

Gazpacho (PB)Fresh Worton Radishes (V)Marinda Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella and Lovage (V)Calcots with Romesco (PB)Endive, Pear, Stichelton and Walnut Salad (V) Melanzane Alle Parmigiana (V)Sri Lankan Celeriac Curry (PB)Roast Cod, Beluga Lentils and Wild GarlicCornish Plaice, Alouettes and Pak ChoiCornish Cock CrabCoq au Vin Worton Saddleback PorkSmoked Bacon with LentilsSpicy Tuscan Fennel Sausages with Chickpeas18Hr Roast Shoulder with …

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At last some sunshine this weekend and

So lots of changes for the next few weeks as I have been back under the knife in Headington and will be largely out of action till mid June. In the interim we have Made and my daughter Bea stepping forward to do the day time cooking so the menu will carry on as normal …

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This Week’s Menu

Roast Tomato Soup (V)Fresh Worton Radishes (V)Marinda Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella and Lovage (V)Calcots with Romesco (PB) Melanzane Alle Parmigiana (V)Sri Lankan Celeriac CurryRoast Hake, Beluga Lentils and Wild GarlicCornish Plaice, Alouettes and Cime. di RapaCoq au Vin Worton Saddleback PorkSmoked Bacon with LentilsSpicy Tuscan Fennel Sausages with Chickpeas18Hr Roast Shoulder with Crab Apple Jelly (Sun …

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Last Call for Weeds from the Yard

Last call for our monthly Supper Club – Weeds from the Yard – to be held this Friday evening. An intriguing menu with every course featuring weeds or those critters in the garden that eat the weeds. Hosted by our resident Mad Professor and my brother, Charles, we aim to show that much that grows …

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This Week’s Menu

Endive, Pear, Stichelton and Walnut Salad (V)Fresh Worton Radishes (V)Sea Bass CevicheCalcots with Romesco (PB) Melanzane Alle Parmigiana (V)Sri Lankan Celeriac CurryRoast Hake, Beluga Lentils and Wild GarlicCornish Plaice, Alouettes and Cime. di RapaCoq au Vin Worton Saddleback PorkScratchings with Pickled RhubarbBrawn with RyeSmoked Bacon with LentilsSpicy Tuscan Fennel Sausages with Chickpeas18Hr Roast Shoulder with …

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The Circle of Life at the farm…

So all change at the farm this week.  While the last month has seen some of the older pigs from last year “leaving”, this week the larger of our Saddleback sows has started nesting gone into labour.  The Cycle of Life never stops turning and, although the labour seems painfully long, we hope to have …

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This Week’s Menu

Endive, Pear, Stichelton and Walnut Salad (V)Fresh Worton Radishes (V)Calcots with Romesco (PB) Melanzane Alle Parmigiana (V)Sri Lankan Root Vegetable CurryMediterranean Fish Soup with Croutons and RouilleRoast Cod, Beluga Lentils and Wild GarlicLemon Sole, Charlottes and Cime. di RapaConfit Red Bourbon with WatercressCoq au Vin Worton Saddleback PorkScratchings with Pickled RhubarbBrawn with RyeSmoked Bacon with LentilsSpicy …

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This Week’s Menu

Endive, Pear, Stichelton and Walnut Salad (V)Sea Bass CevicheFresh Worton Radishes (V)Calcots with Romesco (PB) Melanzane Alle Parmigiana (V)Sri Lankan Celeriac Curry with Rice (PB)Mediterranean Fish Soup with Croutons and RouilleRoast Cod, Beluga Lentils and Wild GarlicLemon Sole, Charlottes and Cime. di Rapa Worton Saddleback PorkScratchings with Pickled RhubarbBrawn with RyeSpicy Tuscan Fennel Sausages with BorlottiShoulder Vindaloo18Hr …

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Lots of fresh sausages…

It’s one off those weekends!  Four of the Saddlebacks had a day trip this week and we have lots of pork in store and on the menu.  Tuscan fennel sausages aplenty – we made some 50 kilos of fresh sausage yesterday and those who have tasted them suggest these might be the best yet!  Also …

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