A trip to Millet’s Farm Centre in Frilford, Oxfordshire, is a fantastic day out with the kids. We had some friends staying this weekend and drove down there on Saturday to see the farm animals and falconry centre, play in the playground and have a walk in the woods. You can take a picnic or they’ve got a canteen serving basic home cooked food.
There’s always some deals going in the huge Farm Shop where they sell local organic produce. I spied these beautiful pumpkins and stocked up on a few for the months ahead. Pumpkins keep really well in a cold dry store like the garage. They can be roasted with cumin, blitzed into a hearty soup or even make into some frugal pumpkin brownies. The small stripy kind are harlequin squash and taste particularly sweet with a honey like quality.