Author Archives: john

  • Sticky Honey Toffee Bacon

    This is a real simple but ultimately fantastic recipe for my toffee ham. If you leave it out on the table I guarantee that you will steal a slice every time you walk by. Start off with a piece of back or streaky bacon joint and simply place into a roasting tray and cover with …

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  • One Foggy Autumn Morning

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  • Going Wild in the West

    With Bank Holiday sunshine this good we headed westward with kids, dog, canoes, nets, beer & barbecue for a spot of crabbing, fishing and messing about in boats. Escaping the hubbub of everyday for a few days, with the plan of wild camping somewhere unspoilt and peaceful, we went in search of sand, sea and solitude …

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  • Lemon curd

    Delicious Lemon Curd One of our favourite things in life is making something and bottling it!  Today we had way too many eggs from the hens and one of the best ways of using up so many is to make lemon curd.  It’s perfect for cake fillings, puddings & ice cream.  Thick, sharp and lusciously …

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  • Elderflower Champagne

    The Wonderful Elderflower I’ve got a cupboardful of recipe books from the most popular titles from Hugh, Jamie and Nigel, and of course The Cool Camping Cookbook, to an early Mrs Beeton from 1905, all of which are well thumbed along with the multitude of other cook books that make the middle of my book shelf bow. …

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  • Music in the Yard – A Garden Party

    We’ve just been to Music in the Yard, set on the Cotesbach Estate,  in the village of Cotesbach in the heart of the Midlands.  Perfectly sunny weekend for sipping Pimms on straw bales & listening to local bands. Parking in the paddock, a stroll to the free camping field, locally brewed beer, eldeflower cordial, local …

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  • Lighting Fires for Tea

    Camping Out in Early Spring One of the most satisfying things about camping is a good hearty meal, whether it’s putting a picnic together, or frying sausages on a small burner whilst hiking or the meal at the end of the day when all are gathered round the fire. The fire lighting, fire building, food …

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  • Hello

    Hello! Welcome to Wild & Wood. Wild and Wood is about outdoor living, driven by an obsession to find a quiet place to run wild, gather and forage from the hedgerows & shoreline and seek some time to reflect & absorb how good life can be. We’ve compiled a collection of kit that we would …

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