Orchard Cook

Stuart Ovenden urges Telegraph readers to discover their inner pagan with his superb Wassail recipe using cider and damson gin.  Perfect for those cold November evenings.  To read the recipe, click below.

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Accidental Botanist

‘A visual deconstruction of the favourite flowers of a florist, interwoven with a bit of botany and a sprinkling of autobiography’.  Click here to see the full review in Gardens Illustrated by John Hoyland, a plantsman and writer.


Home Cook of the Year reviews Spice for Life

Sophie, a passionate food blogger and Warwickshire’s Home Cook of the Year, writes a lovely review of Anjula Devi’s Spice for Life and she tests out several of the recipes with her family.  Click below to read her comments on these delectable dishes.

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Review from Sneaky Veg

Click below for a lovely review by blogger Mandy Mazliah of Sneaky Veg which features a delicious soup recipe from inside the book – Potage de Vigilia.

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The meaning of flowers in love

A lovely piece on Shane and the book appears in the March-April issue.  Click here to view.


Review from a Worcestershire interior and garden supplier

Holloways, the British-made conservatory and luxury garden furniture store located in the Worcestershire countryside, offers a lovely review of Shane’s book explaining the lost art of Floriography to a modern audience.

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Seafood Week

It’s Seafood Week from 7-14 October, so what better excuse to get fish on the menu? Enjoy the bounty of ocean and river with a week’s-worth of recipes from Mikkel Karstad’s new cookbook Gøne Fishing, as featured in the October issue of Good Things Magazine.


Picture This – Truly Madly Deeply

Katya Edwards for The Daily Mail review’s Ali Bin Thalith’s new book.  Plunge into the ocean in Ali Bin Thalith’s glorious book Truly Madly Deeply, an incredible collection of underwater photography.

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Hedge Magazine review

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The Man Behind the Lens