Oolong and Cucumber Granita

We’ve had a pretty good spring/summer so far weather-wise here in London so I really shouldn’t complain. I have to say though, it’s now turning into the exact antithesis of my favourite weather of crisp, cool, but sunny days. It’s warm, but the sun is hiding behind a layer of cloud making the atmosphere really … Continue reading Oolong and Cucumber Granita

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Tips for gathering elderflowers and making top notch elderflower cordial

Elderflowers have had a bit of a moment-in-the-sun lately after featuring in THE wedding cake of the year with their longstanding friend, the lemon. For me, like a lot of wild food, fresh elderflowers are hugely under-utilised by the general population. Elderflower cordial is very popular, but I am surprised that more people don’t make … Continue reading Tips for gathering elderflowers and making top notch elderflower cordial

The Hague: Seeing the Tulips at Keukenhof Gardens

Warning: this post contains more than the recommended daily limit of tulip photographs. Read further at your own risk! Tulips are almost synonymous with The Netherlands, and not undeservedly. The Netherlands are the biggest exporter of tulips in the world and account for over 60% of all the world’s bulbs. Tourists flock to the Netherlands … Continue reading The Hague: Seeing the Tulips at Keukenhof Gardens