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

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’?

Time for Tea

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

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

Wild Garlic Goodies

This post is a little mix of garden and food. We usually like to keep the two subjects separate, but on this occasion we'll let it slide seeing as they are linked. So after seeing many many many post with various delicious recipes using wild garlic, and having never tried it before, I really wanted … Continue reading Wild Garlic Goodies

Dastardly Dandelions

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

Just a Spoonful of Sugar

How is everyone coping? It’s such a stressful time and at the same time staying home really shouldn’t be stressful, but the constant news updates and not being able to hold your loved ones close is so very hard at this uncertain time. I myself have taken to de-stress baking. I feel anxious or stressed … Continue reading Just a Spoonful of Sugar

Happiness is Homemade

There has been lots of things I have been making from scratch recently, trying to get away from the convenience of buying everything ready made. I really don't like going to the shops at this time, so the more I make from scratch, the more I can make our food stretch further. I don't know … Continue reading Happiness is Homemade

Cooking Up a Storm

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