resolutions

I hope you come back to us rested, and full of resolve to spend more time in the kitchen and to eat more vegetables in 2007. If I ate any more vegetables I would need a rumen so my first resolve is it to get further from this laptop and back to the fields.

Twenty-one years ago I came home for Christmas having left the farm, first for a stint as a management consultant in New York and then, when I could no longer abide office life, as a deck hand on a Caribbean charter yacht. It was to have been a relatively brief visit before resuming my life in the sun. To this day I cannot recall how I found myself ploughing up the best field on the farm and sowing my first organic vegetables; in the hedonistic eighties when my friends were busy going to raves and making