The Preston Twins – The Oldest Elm Trees in Britain.

The Preston Twins - The Oldest Elm Trees in Britain.

Julia and I are on a mission to seek out the Preston Twins, the oldest elms trees in Great Britain. They were planted/seeded around 1613, just over 400 years ago, and thanks to recent careful management have been looked after to avoid the terrible Elm Disease that is killing off mature elms in this country. […]

Cooking Soda Bread with Heritage Wholegrain Flour

Cooking Soda Bread with Heritage Wholegrain Flour

Julia and I are in Vobes Kitchen. Today we are trying to make soda bread, a simple bread made using Bicarbonate of Soda to make the dough rise instead of yeast. The wholegrain stoneground flour we use comes from Burton Mill, near Petworth, an historic water mill that grinds flour between stones in the traditional […]