Italian-inspired Laverstoke buffalo burgers

Britain is currently experiencing a heatwave. Men are removing their tops, ladies their dignity, and everyone’s getting the BBQ set out. The closest we got to a BBQ mood this weekend was by cooking some lovely Laverstoke buffalo burgers – which are also sadly the last item I will be covering in my Laverstoke box. Continue reading


Pork wonton dumplings

This weekend I had a go at making my own wonton dumplings with Laverstoke organic pork mince. When I was a kid, I remember helping my mum make jiaozi dumplings in preparation for dinner parties. I found great pleasure in pleating the folds of the pastry and getting them just right. Later in life, this obsessive repetitive action turned into an interest in modular origami. There is much to be said of folding flat planes into 3D units, multiple times over. Continue reading

Bacon, butternut squash and lentil curry

First of all, apologies for the lack of posts this week. I’ve been completely knocked out by a dreadful cold all week – the kind that renders at least three of your senses useless (smell, taste, sound) and leaves you gasping for breath when you eat because your nose is so bunged up. Needless to say I have had no appetite. Continue reading

Black pudding scotch eggs

One of the great things about writing this blog is getting the chance to talk to the amazing people who run the farms and make them work. I’ve been speaking with the lovely David from Laverstoke Park Farm for about a month, and I was delighted when he asked me to write a guest blog post for the Laverstoke Park blog. Continue reading

The Great Rib-off

Yesterday I went over to Laura’s house for a Sunday roast. Laura is an accomplished and talented food stylist/writer who also blogs on the side as Sifting Sowing. Going to her and James’s house is like going to food heaven so I am always very excited. When we were discussing the menu I mentioned I wanted to try out the buffalo forerib that I got in my Laverstoke Park Farm meat box. It was immediately and gleefully decided that we would have a rib-off! Continue reading