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

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Wild Garlic Paratha

If you’ve ever had good paratha, you’ll understand the delicious buttery, flaky brilliance of this Indian flatbread. You’ll probably also know the disappointment of ordering it somewhere and being served something dry, or otherwise a poor imitation. A friend of mine, who I'm now forever indebted to, taught me some tricks to making beautiful paratha-style … Continue reading Wild Garlic Paratha

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