In March we cleared a neglected scrap of land and turned it into a small allotment - somewhere for us to try our hand at growing 'greener' produce, without chemicals and, as it seemed, any prior knowledge. We simply threw seeds into the ground, watered and waited for them to grow. And grow they did!
When we were introduced to a new street-food vendor, serving authentic wood-fired pizza, made in an authentic way, we went along to meet Jonny McCoy and the Pizza Project to find out what started him on this venture and to sample some of his pizzas for ourselves.
When we were invited down to Denbies to see what their October Dine & Vine event included, we discovered a lot more than 'just a vineyard' in the heart of the Surrey countryside. With events and attractions for all the family, Denbies makes an ideal day out for everyone.
Christmas in September usually has us backing away, as we don't like to start talking festive until after Halloween - but this year the Nutrifamily explosion has us jumping in our seat with excitement for the things to come. Take a look at what Christmas is bringing this year to Nutribullet lovers all over the UK! This Christmas there will be a new range of exciting additions joining the Nutribullet and completing the NutriFamily.
Sometimes it is worth taking a peak into your shopping trolley and having a look around to discover what alternatives the supermarkets have to offer over your regular shop. With more small, independent producers staking their claim to space in the aisle wars, you can now find real treasures hidden among the home brands. With companies like Waitrose, introducing their Small Producer Charter, more independent products should start to appear on the shelves.
It is hard to believe that it is now five months since we started clearing a pumpkin patch for our food editor, Sarah, to grow her Halloween fruits. And even more unbelievable that the pumpkin patch ended up as a small allotment, with a multitude of beds growing food for our tables. Well now has come the time to harvest many of the vegetables and fruits we have grown - and you can read the next instalment of our home-grown story today.