By Benjamin Daniells Winter has come back with a vengeance this week. Many people believe that outdoor work grinds to a halt during the colder months. The phrase ‘put the garden to bed’ is one uttered all too often for my liking. Whilst the snow and frost blanket the garden it is our chance to … Continue reading TLC.
Wednesday 24th May MAIN: Champions Guard Of Honour The Main dish is a big day, it’s involves the most work for me with so many elements to my dish. I’m really passionate about this dish, with the lamb being reared and slaughtered especially for me for the show by my best friends and next door … Continue reading Tommy’s Great British Menu | Day 3- Main
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 FISH DISH: Turbot with Strawberries and Cream Well, going in to the kitchen in last place was a very strange feeling. So much pressure to perform well. I really need to be up there with a high score, a 9 or 10 to reverse the order and get back … Continue reading Tommy’s Great British Menu | Day 2- Fish
Tommy recently ventured down to The Flitch of Bacon, a restaurant by Daniel Clifford located in Little Dunmow, Essex for a guest chef night alongside Midsummer’s Mark Abbott and the legend himself, Daniel Clifford. Here’s a round up of the evening via some great photos from the team and Tommy: To keep up to date with Tommy and the … Continue reading Tommy’s guest night at The Flitch of Bacon
We all have very different backgrounds and talents here, and to have such a collection of creative minds is something we are extremely grateful of. We always try to work together on anything we do, everyone is equal and if there’s an idea in someone’s head they are encouraged to share it. But sometimes, you need someone who’s … Continue reading FROM THE KILN- January 2017
As most of you will know and we’ve definitely mentioned before… we love to grow stuff here! We all get stuck into the gardening and harvesting but we have a particularly madcap twosome at the helm. Tom (or TB as he’s known to us) and Alan keep us well stocked with everything you’d expect … Continue reading Part 3- Opportunistic Crops And A Few Mistakes- By Bea Batchelor
More a Winter-warming Whisky… The last couple of weeks have seen snow on the tops, frostbitten garden produce and icy staff cars in the mornings! Winter has definitely arrived here in Oldstead. At the moment we have the garden and kitchen boys in development mode, making plans to utilise our winter produce and preserve what … Continue reading Part 2- The Inception Of The Bread Sauce Cocktail- By Bea Batchelor