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...
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...
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...
Wareham & Purbeck YFC & Vintage Ploughing Match, 5 Oct 2013
Full article from edition 6 including previously unpublished photographs of tractors and their owners.
By Geoffrey Stubbs
Images by Mike Gale
Each October as autumn begins to rust the leaves and the...
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.
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...
Pigeon and Pickled Wild Mushroom Bruschetta with Blackberry Dressing
Full recipe from edition 7
Introduced by Sara Sinagulia, recipe by Giuseppe!
Photographed by Starlight Photography at the Olive Tree Cookery School
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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 the fact that...
Purbeck - Land of Condiments
Discover Your Foraging Roots with James Warren
The Salt Pig, Wareham, & The Salt Pig Too, Swanage
Foraging was once commonplace. Children snacked on shoots of hawthorn (bread and butter) on their way to school, grocer’s shelves...
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