The Almanac

Tales from the Kitchen Garden

noun [ C ] (also almanack) a handbook, typically published annually, that includes information for the year such as important days, weather, seasons and nature.
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24 February 2021

Kelvin’s Rhubarb & Custard


Kelvin, our Group Pastry Chef, has rustled up a classic that you can tuck into at home on a warm evening - super quick, simple and packed full of spring-time flavour.

23 February 2021

Garden Squash & Old Winch Cheese Straws Recipe


Cheese straws are a classic nibble, aren’t they? These beauties, which blend the tang of the cheese with the smooth gorgeousness of squash make an excellent effect. We find they go particularly well as a picnic snack with a glass of Hambledon sparkling wine.

23 February 2021

Savory Pork Sausage Rolls Recipe

Sausage Roll

Any sausage roll is a good thing, but these are a very good thing indeed. Savory is a really old herb that was used in cooking centuries ago. We wanted to recreate a sausage roll that you might have unearthed in an ancient English recipe in some dusty old book somewhere.

10 February 2021

Down at the bottom of the garden….with Alitex


Our friends at Alitex Greenhouses have been busy sharing all sorts of advice, tips and virtual workshops for their friends to help them with their own gardening and greenhouses and so we wanted to share these with you!

10 February 2021

Buttered Beefsteak Mushrooms with Wild Nettle Salsa Verde


A delicious recipe using wild nettles you can pick yourself!

05 February 2021

Get your coat….

Hunter Boots

We all know that getting outside is great for our bodies and our minds, but sometimes those impending clouds can really make it less than appealing. So here is our guide to “only good clothes” to set you up for your daily walks.

05 February 2021

What to plant now for spring


Whether you are a regular gardener or fancy your hand at growing your very own crops at home, we have a few recommendations of crops that can be sown now in order for them to be ready to plant out in the spring.

04 February 2021

THE PIG’s top podcasts, books and apps to navigate the great outdoors!


If you’re looking to learn more about mother nature, want to get ahead with your Kitchen Garden or simply want something a little different to listen to on your wanders, we’ve rounded up our favourite books, apps and podcasts to get you more acquainted with the big outdoors!

15 January 2021

How refreshing! A simple sustainable water swap resulting in big impact


We have been a longstanding partner of Belu Water, the leading sustainable water company, find out how we work with Belu to make a change...

12 January 2021

Pork & Cider Pie Recipe


Here is one of our favourite pie variations that never disappoints - a classic packed full of rich flavour with subtle sweetness.