At Country Living we champion craftspeople and small businesses and that's what the Spring Fair is all about. We have fabrics, furnishings, accessories and more, all from hand-picked makers. See here for our Meet the Maker page to read about some of the wonderful talents you'll discover at the Fair, or visit our Sneak Peek page and see a selection of the products that will be available to buy. You might also be interested in visiting our Newcomers Market page to discover some of our brand new exhibitors.
Alongside shopping there are plenty of features to add to your day out. Visit our brand new Country Living Theatre for panel discussions and lifestyle tips from prominent figures and contributors to the magazine; try everything from block printing to chocolate making in our Craft & Create Rooms or be wowed by our glorious ‘glamping’ inspired garden- complete with vintage VW camper van. And if you're looking to relax, why not book lunch in the brand new Country Living Restaurant, or enjoy a glass of fizz in our champagne lounge.
So come along, enjoy a colourful day out that will lift your spirits after winter, meet our makers and pick up inspiring ideas for simple country style.
Purple sprouting broccoli is among the first homegrown produce of spring and adds flavour and texture to this simple springtime pasta dish. Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: about 10 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 300g-400g linguine, depending on appetite 200g purple sprouting broccoli, trimmed 100ml olive oil 4 anchovies in oil, drained and chopped 75g fresh breadcrumbs […]
Spring has sprung and this delicious rack of lamb recipe for two makes the most of this month’s seasonal ingredients. Why not try it for supper tonight? Mint is a traditional accompaniment to any rack of lamb recipe and brings freshness to the creamy risotto. Preparation: 25 minutes plus chilling Cooking: 30 minutes Serves 2 […]
Recent research, published in the International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation, has found that you can double the life of cut flowers, specifically gerberas, by sprinkling the blooms with something rather unusual - a food made from acids and urea. The life of cut flowers is generally limited to just a few days if […]
A daytrip to the seaside is also a good excuse to pick up the freshest fish and shellfish from the local fishermen to make this tasty yet light fish stew. Preparation: 40 minutes Cooking: 20 minutes Serves 4-6 Ingredients 2 dozen mussels 450ml dry white wine 40g butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 celery stalk, […]
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