Archive For: Foraging

aprons and dolmades

aprons and dolmades

Turkey was wonderful.  The weather was hard, clear blue skies every day.  I believe we did see one cloud, but it was small and clearly lost.  One of the things I love about coming back from holiday is digging out old recipes and experimenting with recreating the foods we ate whilst we were away.  One ... Read More
 
greenery – drying herbs

greenery – drying herbs

Back in the garden the greenery is doing greenery types of things.  Essentially it’s growing.  The Boss goes out with a frown and starts to remove the greenery which is growing where he has plans for other greenery.  I run behind him and rescue his victims. Then when he has had enough of killing off ... Read More
 
penny bun

penny bun

It has been raining, it is now warm and a little muggy.  The time of year when a girl’s thoughts turn to fungi.  After a couple of false starts things looked up a bit when we collected plenty of jelly ear and milk caps.  The former are a bit of an acquired taste and I ... Read More
 
food from the foreshore

food from the foreshore

This is how not to do it. This is a mixture of pepper dulse and carrageen.  I was running out of bags and thought I would have no trouble separating them out when I got home.  As Julia Roberts said in Pretty Woman “Big mistake”.  Fortunately PM was on the radio and Eddie Mair kept ... Read More
 
from vodka to seaweed

from vodka to seaweed

I’m not the world’s greatest vodka fan.  I would be hard pressed to tell the difference between Grey Goose and Aldi.  On the other hand it is a wonderful preservative for things like chillis (which are dripping off the plants in my greenhouse) and even I quite like a vodka and tonic when the vodka has ... Read More
 
food for free part 1

food for free part 1

I promise not to bore you to death with endless posts about foraging but if you really are seeking to downshift, to get away from packaging, to eat truly fresh food then learning to forage is essential.  It is also great fun, what is not to like about going for a walk and coming back ... Read More