Recipe: Wild Mushroom and Truffle Risotto

Recipe: Wild Mushroom and Truffle Risotto

Wild Mushroom and Truffle Risotto A second lockdown means more time to try new recipes. And with truffle season now upon us, what better ingredient to experiment with? Promising a rich, earthy flavour, this indulgent ingredient is incredibly versatile. Shave it onto...

New Book by David Butler

New Book by David Butler

Cordite and Castrol R Introduction - It has taken me about four years to get to the point of publishing. Originally, I just wanted to record my life’s story primarily for my grandchildren. A visiting soldier, seriously injured in Afghanistan, convinced me I should...

Chalk streams

Chalk streams

Chalk streams are a characteristic and attractive feature of the Chilterns landscape. They are also a globally rare habitat, confined to north west Europe and to the UK in particular. In fact more than 85% of all the chalk streams in the world, are found in England....

4 walks to try during lockdown

4 walks to try during lockdown

4 walks to try during lockdown If we learnt anything from the first lockdown, it was the importance of daily exercise for both our physical and mental wellbeing. This time around, the temperature has certainly dropped, so grab a cosy winter coat, pull on some wellies...

Sabre and Smiles …

Sabre and Smiles …

Be the reason someone smiles today! When Sabre met “Winter” (The Sable Shepherd) it was love at first sight! Some things are just made for sharing and right now during the second lockdown a “Talk and Walk” with one other person and their dog, if safe to do so, is a...

Armistice Day 2020, Remembering them …

Armistice Day 2020, Remembering them …

Commemorating the heroes who lost their lives serving their country. Today on Sarratt Green at the war memorial, with the flag at half mast, Sarratt came together to remember the sacrifice of those who have died in war. The siren started the two minute silence and...

Super sewing …..

Super sewing …..

I started making masks during the first lockdown when I found a box of materials.   I then found interlining as they need three layers and elastic. Friends donated both elastic and bits of material.   The good news is they are washable.   At first they were in Sarratt...