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Elderberry Syrup

As the days become fresher & the sun sits a little lower in the sky, it’s the perfect time of year to get outdoors! Long walks here in the country are never more enjoyable than in the early Autumn light, as the colour & life is just beginning to fade from the trees, it can …

Nasturtium Pesto

If it’s free, edible or can be foraged, you can bet I’ll be all over it! Not only do I hate any form of food waste in the kitchen but nothing quite beats the satisfaction of finding new & wonderful uses for things around the garden (particularly if you get to eat it!). Hidden between …

Blackberry Jam

Foragers make haste, blackberry season is here! That’s right, September has arrived & than can mean only one thing… blackberry picking! Britain’s hedgerows are currently gleaming with juicy berries, ripe for the picking (even better it’s free!).  The first blackberries will have already started to appear in late August but September & October are also …

Elderflower cordial

It’s the summer solstice here in the UK, the longest day of the year which officially marks the start of summer (believe it or not!). Yes, the skies are still a little too grey & I have yet to don a pair of sandals or leave the house without a jacket but summer IS here! Early …

Blackberry & Orange Cake

Hedgerow Farewells As the season begins to rapidly transition into Autumn browns, hot chocolates & brisk evenings (& lots of pumpkin posts), before we bid our last farewell to summer & dig out the comfort of wool quite yet, there is one last hope for us sunshine idolisers.. hedgerows. Wander to the bottom of the …