Food and cooking

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    Busted

    Hello A few years ago, as a responsible parent, I thought it a good idea that my daughter (Lilly, 9 yrs) should listen to the Sex Pistols (at some volume). I wondered what her response would…

  2. Eating together at LandWorks.
    Nigella’s puddings

    Hello We have an old ship’s bell hanging in the yard. Daily it is clanged to summon us, gather us together for lunch, usually about one o’clock. On a quiet day we will be around 12…

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    What Happens Here

    Hello A couple of walkers recently paused at the LandWorks Shop and introduced themselves… We’re from Yorkshire, just passing, what happens here then? LandWorks is a resettlement project for those already in or at risk of…

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    Jarvis’ Story

    Hello The PeN Project has been running for a year now, with over 50 blogs viewed around the world, in 61 different countries. All of this is great, but the really important connection has emerged that…

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    LandWorks on the BBC!

    Hello Sarah here – we wanted to let you know about two upcoming BBC programmes involving LandWorks. This coming Thursday 6 April at 15:00 we are being featured as part of BBC Radio 4’s Open Country…

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    Chris’ Blog – Mystery Solved

    Hello …Continued from previous blog (click here to read)… Thursday Traditionally our busiest day, but unhelpfully today it’s wet, very wet. So, indoor jobs are at a premium. The polytunnels offer a horticultural shelter from the…

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    Chris’ Blog

    Chris’ blog – Monday Gives Way to a Midweek Mystery Hello Monday Mondays occasionally can be a little impaired by the residues of the weekend! But this Monday we rattled along. The 8am team meeting identified…

  8. Chris’ Blog – Hammer Time

    Hello Hammers! Now here is a thing to be writing about. Such a simple tool, used for millions of years and so easy to misplace (a personal note). “Phwoooaarr this hammer is a bit tasty.” Vince…

  9. Chris’ Blog – Strictly Secret

    Hello I’ve noticed that it is ‘Strictly’ season, so I thought I should let you into a ‘Strictly’ secret, well I say secret, it’s not, I just haven’t mentioned it before. It all began a couple…

  10. Chris’ Blog – A Day in the Life

    Hello 6.35 am Swallows are already flying high Diving down over our flowering comfrey LandWorks is open And I catch a slightly odd smell. I treasure this first hour Not sure I want to admit it,…

  11. Chris’s blog: If only tables could talk

    Hello Beautiful mid-May morning, I am aimlessly pushing an old nail into the soft planking (that makes up our table), sort of buying time while I think of a reply. I’m not really an expert on…

  12. Chris’s blog: One potato, two potato…

    When Chris admit to the trainees that savings need to be made at LandWorks, advice to ‘deny everything’ to ‘the beak’ isn’t quite what he was expecting.

  13. Guest blog: A fork in the road

    ‘When you come to a fork in the road, take it.’
    That’s the mantra of Sue Mahon, LandWorks cook and confidante extraordinaire. She tells us about the journey that brought her to LandWorks.

  14. Guest blog: Food for thought

    This year has seen the beginning of a market gardening enterprise at LandWorks, headed up by Project Team Leader, Mark Mitchell. As it flourishes, Mark talks about his experiences, lessons learned and plans to expand further.

  15. Chris’s blog: Hammering home an honest approach

    LandWorks’ new fruit and veg stall has an honesty box, and the trainees are sceptical (hardened bunch that they are). Are their fears unfounded?