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bowmore black rock whiisky

Review of Bowmore Black Rock Whisky

This week one of my close neighbours is competing in The Horse of the Year Show.So to spur (oh dear!) him on I’m putting up a post on Bowmore Black Rock whi...
medlar

All About Medlars

"I ate it all, all of it, culminating in the platonic ideal of farmers' markets: real farmers offering walnuts, honey, medlars in the bonkers ruins of Szimpla K...
pistonhead kustom lager

Pistonhead Kustom Lager

One of our weekend guests, a tall, militarily poetic Icelander, recently brought down a couple of six packs – his own and some beer, which he handed over as a h...
how to make damson gin

How to Make Damson Gin

We began our annual September damson gin production line many years ago more by luck than design.At that time we were living in London, urban beings living ...
isle of wight blue

Isle of Wight Blue Cheese

"The three-cheese platter of Rosary goat, Isle of Wight Blue, and Somerset brie with quince jelly, walnuts and grapes went down a treat" Neville Marten, in Sal...