This weekend we visited River Cottage Food Fair. When we booked in March we dreamed on blue skies and sunshine. It wasn't quite like that!
Why does it always rain on bank holiday weekends? Yesterday, on the first day of the event, the weather was so wet that some cars had to be turned away as the fields became more and more muddy. The weather improved today but Wellington boots were essential!
At least the ducks were making the most of the puddles!
Regular readers will know that we have visited River Cottage before and the reason we keep returning is...
1) Because the vegetable garden is always a magical place to be.......
2) Their passion for promoting fresh seasonal food through growing, influencing people's shopping habits and cooking and of course Hugh....
3) The food is always amazing, this time- carrot hummus, beetroot hummus and raw salad with flatbread,(the recipes for the hummus recipes are in the River Cottage veg book.)
4) The location situated in a beautiful valley on the borders of Dorset and Devon.
5) And the inspiration .........
This beautiful flower was in some of the vegetable borders, it is a green manure that attracts the insects called phacelia.
|Mixture of herbs in a old wash tub, chives mixed with tulips in an animal feed container and strawberry plants in a wooden box.|
6) Beautiful planting ideas in unusual containers.
7) Fantastic Food from local producers. The cheeses were sublime and we didn't come home empty handed. We tasted cricket pate and caterpillar pate, it didn't taste too bad - the thought of what you were eating was worse!
Welcome to my new followers and thank you for all the lovely comments in my last post about our garden.