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Michelle Blake - Lockdown Style Message

Michelle Blake - Lockdown Style Message

The beautiful Michelle Blake, styling up two of our staple silk pieces for a floaty yet elegant look, whilst chatting about her thoughts on style during lockdown. Thanks Michelle and see you soon. 

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SUNFLOWER PESTO

SUNFLOWER PESTO

 This is a delicious basil pesto alternative, bulging with summer sun and  so easy to make. Perfect on toast or fresh bread, as a dip, tossed through pasta, dolloped on baked potato or any way you fancy. INGREDEINTS 1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds pinch of sea salt to taste 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 cups sunflower petals, removed from centres, lightly packed 1/3 cup olive oil, or more to make a thinner texture Pluck the sunflower petals, and lightly press them into a cup.  Toast the sunflower seeds on the hob until very lightly...

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Tales From The Meadow

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Tales From The Meadow

FLORALICIOUS With Summer well and truly on its way and the meadows bulging with bright and rich colours, why not bring some of that colour and cheer onto our dining tables. There are so many stunning flowers out there that look wonderful sprinkled over your salad, adorning your cake, stirred into your tea, and iced floating in your summer cocktails.  To follow please find some vibrant and flavoursome edible jewels for you to pick and use. Go on - brighten your day and give your table a blast of ‘summer happy’. Following on from this florally themed delight - have...

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Tales From The Forest

Tales From The Forest

"FORAGING FUN" Strolling out on our daily walk a week ago we stumbled across this wonderful glade of wild garlic which appears to be all around in our lovely Forest of Dean at this time of year. The beautiful heady scent and stunning array prompted us to look up a wild garlic pesto recipe, having been given a jar some years back by a friend. It's so good and has so many uses - we thought we'd share it with you:- WILD GARLIC PESTO Pick 100g of wild garlic leaves and wash thoroughly (top tip - pick long leaves which...

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The Mini Pinny & a Bit of Raft History

The Mini Pinny & a Bit of Raft History

THE MINI PINNY A sweet little lightweight pinafore dress made exclusively for Raft Clothing Company in a range of colours. Wear over a tee shirt or a co-ordinating Lottie Boob Tube. RAFT CLOTHING COMPANY It seems only a blink of an eye since we came up with the concept for Raft Clothing on the back of a napkin in a bar on one of the Greek Islands. It was 2007 and the housing market had collapsed with many of us facing personal hardships. Here we are again in the midst of a different kind of crisis except worse with the...

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