As we hurtle towards the end of the year (how did that happen?) here are some things you might like to do in December. MAKE SPACE As we rush through December, we often need to make space: to accommodate guests or hide gifts, for extra food or to display Christmas decorations. This makes December a … Continue reading THINGS TO DO IN DECEMBER

A Posset of Roses

Small cups of deliciously rose flavoured posset. Taste sublime but ridiculously easy to make. #roses #summerfood

Hawthorn | Death, Sex and Food

There are all sorts of superstitions attached to hawthorn and though the scent of hawthorn flowers can be offputting, you can eat hawthorn blossom, leaves and berries.

Why it’s the best time of year to make Stinging Nettle Scones

Spring is the best time to make Stinging Nettle Scones because you need to use young, tender leaves and not the tough stringy plants of late summer. Did you know that nettles are so fibrous that they can be used to make fabric? That’s why you need young plants for these scones.

Why didn’t I know that?

How many times do you read something and wonder why you didn’t know that before? It happens to me all the time. Sadly, when I share these revelations with my family, they all too often shrug their shoulders and tell me that it’s old news or ask why anyone would want to know or care. … Continue reading Why didn’t I know that?