Chocolate Brownies

As food is one of my favourite topics , here is the brownie recipe I use to welcome the guests with, it is based on Nigella Lawsons recipe. 350g 70% dark chocolate 500g granulated sugar 365g salted butter 225g plain flour 6 large eggs Heat the butter and chocolate together until melted , allow to… Read more

Chutney making season *Recipe*

This time of year is chutney making time, using stored apples and pears from our garden they are turned into thick, luscious chutney for the guests as part of their welcome goodies, when they arrive at Cropvale. This is the recipe I use for Apple and Pear Chutney 750g  Cooking apples  750g pears 4cm of… Read more

Malvern Spring RHS show

Malvern Spring RHS show is on from 9th – 12th of May 2019, the show ground nestles beneath the imposing Malvern Hills. There are numerous show gardens , plant avenues to tempt you to buy unusual and classic plants, celebrity gardeners , chefs and floral marques , to see what the show offers , look… Read more

Cropthorne Walkabout

Cropthorne Walkabout is an annual event in our village for 2 days every May bank holiday (5/6 th May 2019). The walkabout is like big a country fayre , with stalls ,flower festival ,Morris Men,  lots of live music, food, drinks and many amazing gardens to visit some with river frontages , to name just… Read more

Spring Sunshine is great walking weather

The weather has been fantastic here so far this year and ideal for walking.  Croome Court,  a National Trust property, is just 3 miles from Cropvale Farm. The parkland views are stunning and extensive with a beautiful backdrop view of the Malvern Hills. The lake is a relaxing spot to sit and watch the ducks… Read more