Damsons

Damsons

The damson season has brought a lush bounty of the purple gems of early autumn. The village has seen an excellent year for these delicious delights and they are being picked, shared, swapped and processed to bring joy in many forms. Penny has made many jars of purple...
Lockdown Life

Lockdown Life

Spring 2020 – Fresh from skiing we had less than a week, a quiet, tense one, before the industry closed in March and we joined many others in enforced seclusion. This caused the postponement of the kitchen refurbishment at the 11th hour as we faced an uncertain...
For The Lovers Of Gin Let Us Begin

For The Lovers Of Gin Let Us Begin

The History Bit Gin was developed based on the older Dutch spirit, jenever. Jenever was originally produced by distilling malt wine (moutwijnin in Dutch) to 50% ABV. Because the resulting spirit was not palatable due to the lack of refined distilling techniques, herbs...