The other day I looked out of the bedroom window and actually cringed at the mess the garden was in. As we had had most of our veggies and fruits for the year, it had been left and ignored and I felt so disappointed with myself. There was the raised bed cover that we hadn’t … Continue reading Garden Tidy Up
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
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
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
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
Foragers Tea and Coffee
After seeing dandelion root coffee pop up quite a lot in some of the foraging sites that we follow, I thought I would give it a try. One thing we have in abundance is dandelions, so I dug up a few smaller roots and gave them a scrub. I then roasted them and left them … Continue reading Foragers Tea and Coffee
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
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