Thursday, November 23, 2017
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Sausage Plait

This has been a favourite inclusion at our harvest festival lunch for some years now. It can be served hot or cold or if...

The King of the River

I didn’t expect to see a kingfisher in the Abbey Gardens. But here it is, close to King Alfred’s statue in bustling Winchester. Admittedly,...

Hampshire Ramblings – What is Hampshire

I remember my mother’s atlas, with a cover the colour of a Rich Tea biscuit – from the 1930s – when Britain had an...

Alresford’s Slippery Customers

Every autumn, when the moon is at its darkest, there’s a stirring on the bottom of Old Alresford Pond. The eels have got the...

Core Strength

In my particular Hampshire market town there has been a sudden and very visible outbreak of severe ……fitness. It’s everywhere! No matter how early...

Apple Chutney

Chutney is very easy to make and this is the time of year to make preserves for use during the coming months. Chutney can...

Nature – A Question of Perspective

If you look down on it you won’t have to worry about perspective, Helen, the art tutor, suggests. I rearrange the single maple leaf on...

Simon Cooper – Fly Fishing Agent, Chalk Stream Conservationist and Author

To meet with Simon Cooper, fly fishing agent, chalkstream conservationist and author, is to be in the company of a man who seems totally...

Jane’s Kitchen – Vegetable Cheese Crumble

September should see a good crop of vegetables in farm shops and supermarkets or even from your own vegetable patch. This dish can be...

Getting Plastered

Have you ever had an accident at work?’ so the advertisement goes. Well The Husband certainly has. He only slipped off the third rung...