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Slow Garden Chronicle: Perpetual Spinach

Slow Garden Chronicle:  Perpetual Spinach

If you’re looking for a year-round vegetable then Perpetual Spinach is it.  I can harvest Perpetual Spinach from the same plant in all 12 months of the year.

Perpetual spinach is in fact a chard – it’s other name is Spinach Beet – but you’d hardly know it.  Whereas Silverbeet and Rainbow chard have thick white […]

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Capreolus Fast Forwarding in Slow Mode

Capreolus Fast Forwarding in Slow Mode

It’s fair to say that when we ventured from ‘hobby’ to a proper grown up charcuterie production business from our farmhouse in West Dorset in 2009 we were more than a little ‘naive’. It’ll be fun, we said!!? Little did we know (or consider) the challenges that lay ahead (if we had we probably wouldn’t […]

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Thoughts on COP26 and the changes our food system most desperately needs

Thoughts on COP26 and the changes our food system most desperately needs

Before COP26 took place the world was warned that we needed action like no other to prevent catastrophic warming that otherwise would take place. World leaders, scientists and organisations like Slow Food were in one voice that this was an urgent crisis.

We delivered our Slow Food Climate Declaration at Cop26, alongside it key demands that […]

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The Slowfix: Hazelnuts

The Slowfix: Hazelnuts

Autumn is my favourite season, and the best part about it is the hazelnuts. 

I only became a convert to hazelnuts when we discovered the mature tree in our garden.   My previous experience – mostly in muesli – was that raw hazelnuts tasted soapy.  I expect this is a result of the processing they get in […]

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Wandering Ewe Dairy – October

Wandering Ewe Dairy - October

Hugh and Pippa Stables run Wandering Ewe Dairy in North Somerset.  They produce a hard, unpasteurised, ewes’ milk cheese from their own flock of sheep.  2021 was their third year of commercial cheese production.  This is the first of 12 monthly blogs, which are intended to give a flavour of the year.

October is the month […]

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Bolney Estate wins Wine Sustainability Award

Bolney Estate wins Wine Sustainability Award

Slow Food in the UK set the criteria for the Sunstainablility category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards.

Here is our Chairman, Shane Holland, presenting the award to Bolney Estate Winery winners of the Sustainability trophy 2021.

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Slow Garden Chronicle: Parsnips

Slow Garden Chronicle:  Parsnips

Someone told me recently that parsnips are notoriously hard to grow. This is only my second year of growing parsnips, so I am hardly an expert, but a quick internet search suggests that it’s all down to their germination.  I’ve done a lot of that and learnt a few things along the way.          

Last year […]

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The Slowfix: Fish?

The Slowfix: Fish?

At the beginning of the year I become aware that our regular meal of farmed salmon was not, as I had thought, better for the environment than eating sea-caught fish.   It seems that our supermarket salmon ate huge amounts of little fish, caught at sea by factory ships and processed into fish food.  Not to […]

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Slow Garden Chronicle: Tomatoes

Slow Garden Chronicle:  Tomatoes

We came back from our summer holiday this year to a bumper crop of green tomatoes.

Obviously I was aiming for red tomatoes.  Some of you may remember that I was trying to grow enough tomatoes to make and bottle a lot of pasta sauce.  It was not to be….

I planted three types of tomato seeds […]

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Don’t read this over breakfast!

Don’t read this over breakfast!

Have you ever looked at a carton of eggs marked ‘very large’ and wondered: “How can any chicken lay eggs this size? That must be painful!”

According to a Danish study it actually is painful, and extremely so. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen assessed the health of 4,800 hens from 40 different flocks and found […]

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