Tuesday, November 17

R is for.....River Cottage!

Over the years I have watched many cookery/lifestyle programmes on the TV. There have been many which I have enjoyed and in some cases re-created the recipes. The influence these programmes have on our everyday life can have surprising results.

I remember when Delia Smith used a certain dish people were flooding to the shops in their droves to buy that particular dish. When she used a certain type of white eggs in one of her dishes again all white eggs were being sold out at an alarming rate.

The one programme which has revolutionised my attitude to food and cooking has got to be River Cottage, specifically the inspirational Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Over the years Hugh has promoted and inspired us to

Growing your own vegetables

Cooking hearty meals with local produce

Keep Chickens, Geese and Ducks

Buy ethically produced foods

Preserving & Pickling what we grow

Make our own Cider, Beer and Wine

Make our own crafts

Manage our land

Discover and Harvest Wild Foods

Exchange seeds

All this had led us on the journey towards a simpler, greener life!
I have connected with some great people along our journey who are also inspired by this wonderful man.

One of the best places to exchange ideas and discover more about various issues is through a forum. A place where we can ask questions and connect with other people who are like minded.

I am so excited about a new forum I have been involved with I would urge you to check it out , it is called "The Handmade Life" and you can find it here!

Do check it out! You will be very welcome!


  1. Okay, seeing as how it is you.. (wink)

  2. Sounds interesting. I will have to check it out.

  3. It does sound interesting and I will check it out now! Thanks for the tip, Denise!


  4. An excellent choice for R Denise. I am so pleased that there is a new series to enjoy :)

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  6. I hadn't heard of this cooking show. Probably we don't have it in the US. Your forum sounds interesting.

  7. Interesting, I had a look at the forum. Very nice all sorts of things there. I watch the Food Network here quite often and have never seen a show on it by the title 'River Cottage'. Not sure they have it here in the United States. However, I will have to look for it.

  8. I don't watch many cooking shows, but this one sounds interesting. And I will have to check out this website--certainly the concerns listed here are ones I share.

    So happy that Freida has joined your family, Denise! Sounds like the perfect fit with Elsie.

  9. I am off to follow your suggestion right now!

  10. Very interesting. I looked at the forum - there's certainly lots going on there. It's always good to get advice and tips from those following a greener, cleaner way of life.

  11. I have never heard of the show, or him... but will certainly check it out :)

  12. Haven't heard of it but it sounds very inspiring!!

    R is for renovation

  13. I know of River Cottage through the Chicken Out! campaign. He certainly is a hard-working and inspirational man!

  14. Now that's a post after my own heart!

    Glad Freida's safely settled.

  15. Thank you for the link. I too live the artful, handmade life.
    Happy R day!

  16. Sounds like a show more for my wife than for me; I'll share with her.

  17. Going to check the forum out soon! thanks for the link.


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