Fun at the Pumpkin Patch!

Fun at the Pumpkin Patch!

We are very excited to be visiting the Pumpkin Patch MK this weekend!  Here is the low-down on everything you need to know about the Pumpkin Patch and the owners, Joe, Roz and their children Bruce and Tilly! Joe is a 4th generation farmer who’s family have always...

Spooky Family Fun this Autumn

Spooky Family Fun this Autumn

Ready for a jam packed October? Check out some of our favourite family fun things to do in and around Buckingham and Winslow this autumn! Carve pumpkins for Stowe This year, Stowe would really like you to bring along a carved pumpkin to display in their temples and...

Gardening with Jessica

Gardening with Jessica

MY GARDEN RIGHT NOW Stake and dead head, this is all I seem to be doing right now. It’s all growing and it’s all getting tall. Hollyhocks are towering overhead, perennial sweet peas, passion flower and clematis are covering the fences, the roses are really coming to...

Bandjam is Cancelled!

Bandjam is Cancelled!

Sad news for this August bank holiday as Bandjam is cancelled! Organised by Bandjam and sponsored by Buckingham Town Council, this year’s Bandjam due to be held on Sunday 30th August in Buckingham’s town centre, has been cancelled due to Covid19 and the current...

To Detox or not to Detox?

To Detox or not to Detox?

Our regular columnist, Louise Lambert-Day from Place Eight Wellness in Swanbourne talks to us all about detoxing! I’d think there are a fair number of us right now who think they could do with a detox after a few months of lock-down. I’m often asked if a detox is...

Q & A with Chris Mullis – founder of the Buckingham Support Network.

Q & A with Chris Mullis – founder of the Buckingham Support Network.

Back in March, Chris Mullis put together a group on Facebook to support local residents during the Corona Virus outbreak and so far it has over 2,000 members! We wanted to do a little Q & A with him and also we personally wanted to give him some recognition and to...

Lemon Garlic Pasta

Lemon Garlic Pasta

Ingredients: 250g Spaghetti/Linguine pasta 2-3 garlic cloves chopped Zest of 2 lemons 2 tbsp of lemon juice 2 tbsp Regular olive oil for cooking Salt to taste approx 1/2 tsp Drizzle of Extra virgin olive oil for dressing Optional dried...

Homemade pizza

Homemade pizza

Makes 5-6 individual pizzas Ingredients: For the dough:  850 g 00 flour 500 ml room temp water 5 g salt 5 g fresh yeast For the sauce: 1 can of good quality plum tomatoes 1 pinch of salt 5 basil leaves Choose any toppings you like….or have in the cupboard/fridge!...

Sourdough

Sourdough

You will need a sourdough starter to make this, see 'Sourdough Starter' for details on how to make it. Ingredients: 500g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting 1 tsp fine salt 1 tbsp clear honey 300g sourdough starter flavourless oil, for greasing Method: Tip the...

Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Starter

Method STEP 1 Day 1: To begin your starter, mix 50g flour with 50g tepid water in a jar or, better still, a plastic container. Make sure all the flour is incorporated and leave, semi-uncovered, at room temperature for 24 hrs. STEP 2 Day 2: Mix 50g flour with 50g tepid...