Raw Onions - A New Aphrodisiac

Daisy Mae | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy Mae

Top of the list is asparagus. In the 16th century, it was widely believed that the shape of a particular food, gave a clue as to what it could be used for. Hence the phallic shape of the asparagus spear meant it must be good for sex.

What Is Wassailing And How Do I Do It?

Kathy Slack | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

Wassailing, which this year falls on Tuesday 17th January, is really the only time my apple trees get any proper attention from me. I have two. One is...

The Bee All And End All: Why Should We Care That The Bees Are Dying?

Frontier | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK

An apocalyptic statement, often attributed to Albert Einstein, claims that if the bees disappeared, 'man would only have four years of life left'. You...

Easy Cherry and Banana No Churn Ice-Cream Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I'm not a Mum who treats sugar as the devil. I have a very sensible (well I think so) theory that by saying something's off limits you create all kinds of both negative and exciting connotations. Dieting, giving up smoking, stopping dating unsuitable men... by saying it's off limits all of a sudden we all want it more. So this recipe is a welcome surprise.

On Bees and Food

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Peter and I talked about bees and the recent initiative at the farm to promote beekeeping. Peter also shared some of the dark, despicable secrets of the commercial bee-keeping industry where bees are literally exploited to death. None of these practices, it should be said, are the biodynamic way.

In My Kitchen... Sea Salted Honeycomb Butter

Eleanor Maidment | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Maidment

Honey butter. I predict you'll hear about this heavenly combination a lot in 2014. I was first alerted to the revelation when, after falling head over heels for the cornbread at The Lockhart (a dapper new joint in Marylebone), I asked the chef how it was made.

The Colour Yellow, Autumn, How Not to Feel Blue

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Yellow is 'a colour capable of charming God' (Vincent van Gogh from his letters to his brother Theo). Van Gogh's use of yellow is perhaps best seen in his Sunflowers which he considered to be a 'simple' painting (ironically one version sold for a record sum in 1987).

More Than Honey

Ella Pawlik | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ella Pawlik

This is more than a film about more than honey. It considers humankind's long and complex relationship with honeybees, why they're now dying, and who or what is to blame.

My Most Stressful Journey

Emma Shaw | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Emma Shaw

I have decided to tell you all about one of the most stressful days I've ever experienced. I would argue that this was quite possibly the most stressf...

Pesticides and Pollinators - Time to Act

Ruth Bond | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Politics
Ruth Bond

Our bee population remains in crisis and, in recent months, bees have been in the headlines once again. This is largely in light of a growing body of evidence emerging on the impact that neonicotinoids - a type of systemic insecticide used in agriculture, as well as in the home - has on bee health and wellbeing.

Cheese Triumphant, Bees And Fish Not So Much: An(other) Open Letter to David Cameron

Nick Harkaway | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Harkaway

You know, the more I talk to you, prime minister, the more I feel we're developing a rapport. I think we should do this more often, not just at holidays. Do let me know if you ever want to drop round and have a cup of tea (with or without milk - your choice, but it's perfectly safe).