Food and Drink

Jul 082014
Fat Hen is now hosting supper evenings. Start the evening with hedgerow cocktails under canvas folllowed by a mezze style platter of wild foods. Smoked pigeon breast, goats cheese with rock samphire pickle, crispy laver seaweed etc. etc. Book the venue for private parties up to 20 or buy a ticket for one of our Read More »
Dec 132013
A Wild Recipe for the Boxing Day Buffet!Nettle rotolo with ricotta and wilted wild greens (nettles, mallow leaves, alexanders leaves, watercress, 3 cornered garlic). A rotolo is one of the less common Italian pasta dishes.  Rotolo literally translates as a coil or scroll and this dish uses pasta sheets with a filling which is rolled up like a swiss roll.  The roll Read More »
Oct 182013
Another great Foraging Friday at the Gurnards HeadLast Friday saw the final Foraging Friday of the year at the Gurnards Head.  As usual, the weather held out, the company was great and as luck would have it some shaggy parasol mushrooms bestowed their fungal beauty right across our path (i nearly tripped over them). These were simply pan fried in butter back Read More »
Oct 032011
Lobster, seashore risotto & Ben FogleHave you ever dropped a live lobster into a pot of boiling water?  Not something I had ever wanted or ever intend to do in my life.  So, when I was asked to cook a wild foraged recipe with lobster for Ben Fogle, filmed for America's Today Show, I must say, I hesitated slightly.  Imagining Read More »
Sep 202011
Pies for all seasons and other thingsPieminister, the posh pie folk from Bristol came down to stay here with us for a couple of days earlier this year to forage for their new cook book (A pie for all seasons) and to use our place as a pie photoshoot location.  It was a great couple of days and now their cook Read More »