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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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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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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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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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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First of the Season Radishes

It’s always a sign that Spring is here when we pull the first Radishes in the Glasshouse. Often under-rated, there is little better than the very first Radishes of the season – fresh, crisp and with a peppery warmth you can eat them straight from the ground just as they are.  In the restaurant we …

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April Showers, Weeds from the Yard …

The Spring showers keep rolling in and although it’s definitely been a little warmer, the rain doesn’t stop.  The ground is soaking, the planting is delayed but the weeds are already growing vigorously.  High time then that we started incorporating the weeds into the menu again! From tomorrow, we will be serving our “famous” Weeds …

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Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!

It’s the middle of March already – time to celebrate St Patrick’s Day!  What better choice than a smorgasbord of Seafood up from Cornwall? So, from tomorrow and for as long as supplies last we have a fantastic range of fresh Seafood.  From Cornwall for the most part – not Ireland itself – but freshly …

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