FD-by-the-sea in harmony with the land
Lunsford Farm is one of Feather Down Farm Days’ waterside farms , quite a lot of water, being the English Channel, just down the hill. On land, up on the higher ground vantage point from which Lunsford offers views of the crashing surf, nature is cared for. Lunsford’s commitment couldn’t be clearer than their membership of the 10-year-per-term Higher Level Environmental Stewardship Scheme illustrates.
Cooking and blogging
Top blogger and food writer MsMarmitelover, Kerstin Rodgers, has just visited Lunsford Farm, with the first opening this year on March 27th. Denise and Andrew of Lunsford are no mean cooks themselves, whipping up a lamb supper, sausage casarole or pizza from the wood-fired oven to really hit the spot for visitors newly living on the land and feeling the effects of an appetite piqued by salty sea breezes.
An enticing Feather Down feature is how the Slow Cooking by guests provided with the ingredients brings the whole family in on the task. It may take longer to bring to the table, but everyone has a hand in getting it there, whether collecting the wood, peeling the potatoes, lighting the candles or counting out the cutlery. Stews warmed on the stove, pizza from the wood-fired oven, meats grilled on the barbecue, marshmallows toasted around a campfire – whether you spend a weekend or a week, no two meals need be the same.
MsMarmitelover certainly added to the stock of recipes, and in her own inimitable style took in the Feather Down surroundings before answering her inner voice … “let’s cook!”