On a recent stroll through a local woodland I was overcome with the sweetly pungent smell of garlic. The source to this aroma was a blanket of deep green waxy looking leaves covering the shaded floor which are more commonly known as wild garlic or ramsons. If you are new to foraging wild garlic...Read more →
After attempting veaganuary earlier this year, we collected a few vegan recipes which we’d like to share. This one comes from my friend Julia who runs a recipe blog Something Missing which she set up after a friend had to alter her diet due to food intolerances.
Banana Malt Loaf
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As I sit writing this, two Oyster Catchers fly low over my head, quickly disappearing into a mist that is sweeping its way up Loch Eriboll towards me. If there’s one thing that changes constantly and without warning on Scotland’s wild northern coast, it’s the weather – from sunshine to rain in...Read more →
London is often referred to as a city of efficiency, where things ‘get done, on time’; but this summer has seen a slower counter-culture continue to emerge from the streets. As temperatures continue to rise, the pace has slowed and people have been strolling to work, taking longer lunch breaks in churches, gardens and...Read more →
Patrick M. Schroeder has been travelling the globe since 2007, covering most legs of his incredible journey by bicycle. Having made it through over 120 countries so far, we put some questions to the World Bicyclist…
Can you tell us a little bit about your quest and why the...Read more →
A few words about words. Philosophical thinking is enhanced by a fine use of words. Clarity is an honourable goal. Yet there are still some things in nature, and the spaces in between, which are yet to be granted an English name.
The Welsh use a wonderful word, hiraeth, which has no direct English...Read more →
This Christmas many people in the publishing community were to be heard uttering the question ‘is print back’? With year-on-year e-book sales falling in 2013 and printed books continuing to outsell e-books throughout 2014 - despite proclamations in the industry that this was the year the tables...Read more →
I have dabbled a few times now in making my own flavoured vodkas and if you have a little bit of patience it is amazing how half a bottle of reasonably priced vodka (best not to choose a really cheap paint stripper variety, but at the same time no need to waste...Read more →
Last weekend we set off to explore the Cotswolds on bicycle, thanks to The Carter Company, a family-led organisation who offer ready-made and bespoke cycling and walking tours around Britain and Europe. Wendy Carter was inspired to set up the company after exploring some of Austria’s beautiful...Read more →
Jen Gale talks to us about her inspirational Make Do and Mend Year, and the things she took away from it…
In September 2012, I convinced my husband that it would be a really great idea for us, as a family with two two small boys, to try and go for a whole...Read more →