Ten Essentials for Foraging

I have been asked many times what I would recommend for an absolute beginner to the world of foraging. It may seem an easy task but in the spirit of attempting to do my best for those who are about … Continue reading

Resolutions… Writing Books, Hygge & Cheesy Christmas Leftovers

Hi everyone – long time no chat – sorry… Okay, so I have an excuse, I have been busy with my other life – my author life. This year I have published a number of books including two Best Sellers, … Continue reading

Twelve Ideas For Using Up Your Tomato Crop

It’s tomato season! Are you buried under a pile of quickly ripening tomatoes? Do you hate wasting them? This time of year, I, like many gardeners end up with too many tomatoes. So, I have been busy investigating frugal ways … Continue reading

Kitchen Garden Update

We we were relative newcomers to kitchen gardening when we began our little ‘Good Life’ project last year. As you can see, even with all the preparation that we did it was a slow process and there were some notable … Continue reading

Are We Foraging Too Much? – Sustainable Foraging

This has been called the year of the foragers. Every year more and more people armed with field books are tearing up the hedgerows and uprooting the fungi. All of this is likely due to the early efforts of TV … Continue reading

One for the Ladies ~ Red Clover Tea

Every year, a beautiful crop of red clover blooms in the meadow where I walk Jinks every day. Of course, I take advantage of the bumper crop by picking some and drying it for herbal tea. Red clover is cultivated … Continue reading

Making Sloe Gin

One of the most often foraged berries after blackberries are sloe berries, which is strange because they are not exactly the most palatable of fruits. However, as people keep telling me, they are the main ingredient in an alcoholic delicacy … Continue reading