October, with her almost frosts, and heavy rains, leaving you and the petals bashed, bruised, and running on empty; these are the moments when it’s good to remember that life is just a work in progress. Ingredients Feverfew.Sunflower ‘Vanilla Ice’.Cosmos ‘Apricot Lemonade’.Crabapple.Tomato ‘Santorange’.Heuchera leaves.Dahlias ‘Single Happy Kiss’, ‘Jowey Winnie’.
It's that time of year when the hedgerows are positively buckling under the weight of the blackberries, when fingers stain pink on a woodland walk for all the picking and gobbling, and the bounty just keeps on ripening. Styled with silk hand dyed with the leftover blackberry pulp from the recipe... But that’s another blog … Continue reading Blackberry and Rose Geranium Sorbet
It's been a slow and steady pick of gooseberries this year, after spending four long hours doing a marathon pick of 19kg last year, my thumbs still haven't got over the endless puncturing from the beastly thorns. Gooseberries have such an excellent acidity to counter the immense sweetness of meringue, and pavlova being a such … Continue reading Gooseberry and BlackBerry Pavlova
Our devotion to the snowdrop, as it stoically sees us through the winter, then there's the daffodils that steal our hearts in March, crescendoing with the mania that happens when the tulips arrive- it’s all a delicious build-up of the spring that we love, and adore. And yet, none of these loves of ours is … Continue reading Botanical Pancakes
|Work those mussels|
Part the kelp curtains to find a free lunch, tightly sewn to the rocks, plucked and pulled, washed and trimmed, ready to cook on the beach in uncomplicated decadence.
|Respect your elder-flowers|
The best flowers are always out of reach, and hiding behind vast walls of nettles...
|Aiol-i want to do is eat wild food|
There, betwixt trees and bank, is the tapestry of little white stars, an astronomical, gastronomical and olfactory navigation; this is the search for wild garlic.
How does a Walnut and Sticky Toffee Pear Meringue Cake sound? And anyone for Pears Preserved in Brandy?
|Nuts about you|
Autumn, don’t tell the others, but you’re my favourite...
|Searching for the fun-guys|
Vegetable gatherer step aside and make way for the forager warrior...