Wilkswood Farm

Wilkswood Farm A Conservation Showcase In many respects, Paul Loudoun is a rare breed of farmer, becoming less so as the benefits of older methods of farming are better appreciated. Full article plus extra photos and words from edition 3. By Geoffrey...

Rhubarbylicious – Jam Recipe

  Full recipes from edition 6 The Jammy Bodger Gets Tangy By Mel Sellings Illustration by Helen Young    Love it or hate it, call it fruit or veg, everyone has an opinion about it. I'm talking rhubarb, sometimes called ‘pie plant’. When I first...

Olive Tree Cookery School Recipe

Pigeon and Pickled Wild Mushroom Bruschetta with Blackberry Dressing Serves 4 Full recipe from edition 7 Introduced by Sara Sinagulia, recipe by Giuseppe! Photographed by Starlight Photography at the Olive Tree Cookery School   Click on any image to get a better view & look...

Fish Source – Kimmeridge

Fishing the Purbeck waters is an ancient occupation. Here, we talk to Nick Ford of Kimmeridge about what it takes to bring in the catch. Full Article from edition 4, 2012, photography by Graham Horne, words by Geoff Stubbs.

Making Charcoal – Greenwood Workshop

We followed Toby Hoad, he of The Greenwood Workshop, for a few days to see how charcoal is made the old-fashioned way. He sources timber from woodlands that he manages here in Purbeck - these days, with the help of a...

Star Spores – Dorset Fungus Group

These bizarre, strange looking fungi were recorded back in 2008 by mushroom aficionada Mark Pike of the Dorset Fungi Group (DFG). Weird and wonderful! Words and images by Mark Pike. the Dorset Fungus Group. These are a few of the rarer...

You Must be Jerkin! Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

The Scott Arms had an injection of Caribbean sunshine when Cynthia Coppack arrived three years ago, bringing her particular vibe and style to this beautiful corner of Purbeck.  Little did Cynthia think when leaving Kingston, Jamaica, that she would...

Hustle in Your Hedgerow

Hustle In Your Hedgerow Make a deliciously tart and fruity Hedgerow Jelly By Mel Sellings Folklore has it that you must pick blackberries “before the devil spits in them” at Michaelmas, around the 29th of September. This is a diabolical explanation for...