So, January – we need to talk. I know you can’t help it, but you’re quite cold and nobody seems to know how to approach you. We feel like you want us to do a post-christmas detox and a get into a new fitness regime? But then sometimes we just want some comfort, self-love, and…maybe … Continue reading Mate Tea with Lemongrass, Liquorice Root and Goji Berries
As much as I love autumn, there’s an almost inevitable downside each year: The Annual Cold. For the last week, despite my best efforts, I’ve been coughing and sniffling and frankly feeling rather sorry for myself. Thankfully there is a ray of hope in the face of The Annual Cold: The Hot Toddy. It might … Continue reading Hot Toddy Syrup – Just Add Water!
Here in the UK we are enjoying a lovely warm start to the autumn - yep, would you even believe it is autumn right now? Today the sun is shining and the temperature is balmy, so I can almost overlook the brisk wind that happens to accompany it. I thought a great transitional drink idea … Continue reading Blackberry and Apple Autumn Sangria
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
Frost! Frost and I have quite the love/hate relationship. We’re not the greatest of friends as my garden struggles through winter and I do my best to take extra care of my plants, sometimes to no avail. But the first frost also signals the time for the sloe harvest. And, in our house, the sloe … Continue reading The Sloe Harvest and Making Sloe Gin
Liquorice is one of those classic love-it-hate-it flavours that divides opinion, but I am definitely a fan. However, the first time I tried the combination of liquorice and chocolate I was somewhat apprehensive. I just couldn't get to grips with how those two flavours could possibly work together. Now I absolutely love the combination and … Continue reading Liquorice Hot Chocolate
This has got to be the peak time of year for people getting ill. It feels like a cold has been doing the rounds at work for weeks and my family have been pretty under the weather as well - no one is safe! I'm probably jinxing it, but I've just about been able to … Continue reading Lemon Matcha Apple Juice