It is an extraordinary year for fruit. After four weeks of feasting on wild cherries, our apricot harvest promises to be great, too! Abundance, gratitude and sharing!
You’ll find lots of recipes for Rumtopf on the internet and I’m not quite sure why I am adding another one, other than to ‘spread the love’. Rumtopf is just another way of bottling the […]
Rote Grütze is a northern German summer pudding that my dad introduced me to when he lived in Bremen. It is usually served in a showy glass bowl with a layer of pouring cream infused […]
There is no English name for this recipe, which is a variation on my mum’s Johannisbeertorte, which means ‘redcurrent tart’. But it’s more than that, and it is really easy! You can use any sour […]
Today’s walk in the Tamar Valley brought so many delights, it’s difficult to choose just one to write about. Post-Midsummer announced itself with an abundance of hazelnuts cradled in their sheaths, ready to ripen later. […]
Abundance in the garden! Beautiful as jewels, diversity of colour and texture. Health sustaining minerals, fiber and vitamins. Little explosions of flavour in my mouth. Enjoyment and gratitude.
I love using fresh herbs in cooking and the height of summer is the best time to add flavour and colour to your food. Borretch flowers and chives decorate and add bite to leafy salads. […]
What beautifully delicate white flowers! Fit for a bridal bouquet, if it wasn’t for the toxicity of its sap. This is the flower of Heracleum sphondylium, Hogweed. Roots, stems, leaves and flowers – all toxic […]
Foraging (be)for(e) breakfast! For a couple of weeks I’ve been eating handfuls of bird cherries during my dog’s early morning ramble. This morning I ‘rescued’ a large bowl full from the rot, inevitably brought on […]
12 weeks in lockdown and I’m looking for the silver lining… What are we learning? About the value of life? About the value of health and looking after mind, body and spirit? About the value […]