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Archive for March, 2012

Parsnip, Orange & Walnut Cake

This weeks Workshops Participants have been guinea pigs for my latest challenge of creating a cake using seasonal ingredients… what kind of cake could I create using some of the produce from my vegetable garden?  At the moment we have leeks, curly kale, brussel sprouts, and parsnips, so the challenge was on to create a cake using one […]

Willow Building at Winchester House

  A couple of weeks ago, I spent an afternoon at Winchester House School in Brackley, where together with a couple of teachers and parents who had ‘volunteered’ their time for the afternoon we constructed a wonderful Willow Dome in the pre-prep garden. Starting with a completely blank canvas, I think some of my ‘volunteers’ […]

Carrot, Parsnip and Apple Soup

I love it when you can create something yummy in the kitchen using ingredients straight from the garden …and this soup was the perfect recipe for using up the last few apples from the apple store, and carrots and parsnips dug straight from the garden! We do still have lots of parsnips left but came across the […]

Pruning Fruit Trees Workshop

This workshop is always very popular with both amateur gardeners, who want to master this bewildering subject to maintain their own fruit trees and maximise their harvest of fruit, and also professional landscapers wanting to brush up on their skills! And this year was no different and due to popular demand, we ran an additional […]

Building with Willow: Furniture – Thursday 23 February

I can’t believe how lucky we were with the weather for this workshop. On Wednesday it rained all day at Bay Tree Cottage and I was beginning to consider if it would be possible to retreat into the dry to do the workshop!   But, I didn’t have to worry! On Thursday, it was a beautiful […]

Stained Glass Workshop

Last Wednesday we were thrilled to have our very first Stained Glass Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage welcoming Anna Conti, a local Stained Glass Artist from Bedfordshire, as our tutor.   Anna Conti has been taking on commissions for homes, schools, churches, public buildings and businesses for over 20 years and her first commissioned piece […]