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...

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...

Ploughing A Straight Furrow

These photographs record the 2011 Wareham & Purbeck YFC and The Purbeck Vintage Ploughing Committee’s 35th Annual Ploughing Match at Warren Farm, Bere Regis, which took place on 28th September 2011. In this photo essay, photographer Michael Gale captures some...

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.

Mushrooms – The Dorset Fungus Group

Previously unseen, this article continues our series on our fungal friends by Mark Pike, of The Dorset Fungus Group – the mighty DFG! Here, he describes some of the group’s interesting forays during 2015. Words and images by Mark Pike. Some...

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...