Nettle and Tofu Curry (vegan)

Nettles?! Yes, Nettles. These stinging blighters that we curse on countryside walks and endlessly weed out of our gardens are actually surprisingly nutritious, full of vitamins, and are a great substitute for spinach and other greens. I gathered bag-fulls last spring, washed and trimmed them, blanched them to remove their stings, then shaped them into … Continue reading Nettle and Tofu Curry (vegan)

Creating a Sourdough Starter and Baking My First Sourdough Loaf

Sourdough is a strange and wonderful thing. There's something strange about choosing a method of baking that requires such a lot of time and patience, and yet something equally wonderful about exactly that. I hadn't even realised you could make a sourdough starter from scratch with just flour and water until a couple of years … Continue reading Creating a Sourdough Starter and Baking My First Sourdough Loaf

Strawberry Picking in Berkshire and Homemade Jam

Summer = strawberries, especially with Wimbledon coming up, and there's nothing quite like locally grown British strawberries. I don't remember ever going strawberry picking before, so after hearing that a couple of friends had been, and seeing photos on Instagram, I figured why not! It's a great way to get outdoors, engage in a local … Continue reading Strawberry Picking in Berkshire and Homemade Jam