At BigBarn we fully support the Flexitarian way of thinking. We would all be better off eating good quality, local, accountable, meat, occasionally, than factory-farmed, or foreign, processed, meat every day. Since the end of the war and rationing food has consistently become plentiful and cheaper as a percentage of average income. As a result, […]
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This is now officially Summer with its cornucopia of fruits and vegetables! There is so much coming into season, I really love this time of the year. At home, this is the time we tend to eat a lot of Mediterranean inspired dishes fragranced with herbs such as thyme or rosemary. I am also gearing […]
May is a great month to get outside and get busy in the garden. Our urban veg patch has been filled up last weekend with a Rocket Garden Vegetable Garden. Now we just have to keep foxes, slugs and snails out of it! I also finally got to re-organise my overgrowing herb garden (and make space for […]
British Summer Time is here, bulbs are flowering and the temperature is getting warmer. After a long and wet Winter, Spring has finally arrived! The first British asparagus are making their appearance. They have a short season so make sure you make the best of it. Seasonal favourites also include watercress, spinach, broccoli. What to […]
After a long and wet Winter, Spring is almost there! This March there are some great local and seasonal food to enjoy. Look out for vibrant purple sprouting broccoli and make the best of leeks and oranges as their seasons are finishing. For chilly evenings browse our soup selection for some comforting recipes. What to eat this […]
My obsession with kale started after I ate it raw in salad. Since, I have been experimenting with cannelloni, butternut salad, sweet potato salad, hummus, chips etc…. Local & seasonal, Kale is produced in the UK almost all year long. This green brassica owns its popularity to being known as a superfood, rich in vitamins, minerals […]
As the cold and wet weather lingers, you can keep healthy with a balanced seasonal diet. Kale, leeks, citrus fruits, kiwis, pomegranates are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals to help you stay on top form. Make sure you make the best of the season and enjoy them. Kale chips are my current obsession and […]
The festive season is upon us. This is a time of indulgence so let’s try to keep it sustainable by choosing local and seasonal produce. Here is a list of seasonal food for December and which vegetables and fruits to look for and enjoy. I have added some fruits such as clementines, cranberries, passion fruits and […]
Shorter nights and colder weather is closing in. Time to snuggle up and feast on soups, casseroles and curries. Here is a list of seasonal food for November and which vegetables and fruits to look for and enjoy. Also, I have included some of my favourite recipes. Feel free to share yours with us. Artichoke […]
From its kitchen garden restaurant near Bristol, The Ethicurean serves a menu based on seasonal, ethical, locally grown produce. Championing sustainable food, The Ethicurean has won multiple awards including (to name a few) Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand 2013, Observer Best Ethical Restaurant 2011 & Runner Up 2012 and Compassion In World Farming Good Egg Award […]
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