Happy New Year!

So we are firmly into the new year, and low and behold we are straight into another lock down. But the seasons wait for no one, and we need to start making a proper plan for the garden this year. Our hope is to be a bit more organised, which we are already leaps and … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Pumpkin Pie

As you all know by now, I Love pumpkins! 😂 In fact, I love anything Autumn. The flavours, the foods and the colours. What better seasonal food is there than pumpkin? And the first thing that many think of, is pumpkin pie. I have always wanted to try pumpkin pie, but it was always something … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie

Autumn Foraging

We decided to go out for a walk and see what autumn goodies we could forage, but also keeping in mind that we might be a little late for most of the seasonal yummies. We knew we had missed the hazelnuts we had planned to collect but never got round to going and getting, but … Continue reading Autumn Foraging

Fruit Cake

I have never tried to make a fruit cake before, but thought I’d have a go seeing as it’s the perfect time of year for it. The lovely plump fruit and mixed spice is a perfect Autumn treat. I found this recipe from https://everydaycooks.co.uk/everyday-fruit-cake/ and it uses mostly cupboard essentials. One thing I did realise … Continue reading Fruit Cake

Foraging for Goodies

We are stepping into prime foraging time! So many delicious goodies to be had. So its no surprise we've been out and about to see what is ripe. We went for a stroll down the canal where Tony knew there was plum trees. We found plums last time we were there, and had spotted Damsons … Continue reading Foraging for Goodies

3….2….1….We Have Produce

Well hello all!! It has been a while since we last wrote a post, but we have lots to update you on, so here is what we have been up to lately. We have been on a few foraging walks. We collected Rosehips from some Japanese Rose bushes that we found, which are currently in … Continue reading 3….2….1….We Have Produce

Stop and Smell the Roses

On a recent walk with foraging bag in hand, we came across a lot of wild (Dog) rose bushes. The walk was about 6 miles and from all along our trek, we took a few petals from each bush we walked past until we had enough to make some Wild Rose Petal Jam. I wasn’t … Continue reading Stop and Smell the Roses

What ya got Cookin’?

It’s Elderflower season. There is plenty everywhere at the minute. So on a walk out I collected a few flower heads (only what I would need for any recipe, knowing I could collect more if The recipe needed it) and took them home to make something with. I say something because honestly I wasn’t sure … Continue reading What ya got Cookin’?

Nettles for Lunch

After the latest foraging walk, armed with gloves, a bag and scissors, I decided to go for it and try nettles. I was very nervous about trying them for obvious reasons, but I filled up my bag and headed home with my bag of free food. When I got back, pulling on some rubber gloves, … Continue reading Nettles for Lunch