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

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

Baking the Difference

With everything that's going on at the moment, a lot of our plans will unfortunately be delayed. We ourselves are on lockdown, due to illness and well you never know if it is or isn't the dreaded coronavirus. So please bear with us as our posts may slow down a little. So as it happens … Continue reading Baking the Difference

Feast Your Pies On This

I have been trying out some recipes, and when I say trying recipes I mean I often make it up as I go along, but occasionally need to follow a recipe when I have no idea what I'm doing. I decided to have a go at making a meat and potato pie for tea yesterday, … Continue reading Feast Your Pies On This