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
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’?
I had been thinking about experimenting with different edible plants and herbs, after reading up on all their incredible health benefits. I had thought about dehydrating the plants to make them into tea. After eating the nettle crisps a few days back, and reading up on all there health benefits, I wanted to use that … Continue reading Time for Tea
Its that time of year again! You all know what I mean! As soon as the weather gets warmer those little yellow buggers pop up every where, Yep Dandelions! The garden is full of them, and we've declared war! I've dug up a lot especially around the big stumps, and honestly I had no idea … Continue reading Dastardly Dandelions
The past few days I have been experimenting in the kitchen. I tried a strawberry Jam and a plum jam using different ways of cooking it. I also baked some bread that didn't quite go to plan but tasted good anyway. I firstly made the strawberry jam. I had two punnets of strawberries that were in dire need of being … Continue reading Cooking Up a Storm
Well what have we been up to this week? We have been having a look at the different ways of preserving food, ready for once we have food to store. Pickling, canning and Jam making will be on the cards to try over the next few weeks. We decided to first have a go at … Continue reading What Pickles Your Fancy?