• Category: Food

    Make your own wild garlic oil

    by  • May 13, 2016 • Food

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    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...

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    Apple banana bread and other recipes from Hawai’i

    November 15, 2015 • Food


    Tastes of the South Pacific

    On our journey through the South Pacific we were able to sample many of the islands’ own delicacies and specific ways of preparing food. The food in Hawaiʻi represents a microcosm of Polynesian food, drawing on recipes that have been passed down for generations and which make full use of...

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    London’s Slow Food & Living Market

    by  • July 10, 2015 • Food

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    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...

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    Summer cocktails with a twist

    by  • July 28, 2014 • Food

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    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...

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    Culinary Christmas Creations

    by  • December 13, 2013 • Food


    With an onslaught of Christmas merchandise in the shops from September I sometimes find I have been overexposed to premature merriment by the time December comes around and struggle to find my festive spirit. But there is always one activity that never fails to get me in the festive mood and that...

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    On the Trail of Slow Food in Italy

    by  • October 12, 2013 • Food


    Think of Italy and somewhere along the way images of food markets and colourful, sun-ripened ingredients are bound to conjure up.  The Italians take food seriously and sitting down to eat it together is a daily ritual, so it’s not surprising to find that the birth of the Slow Food movement began...

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    Coastal Foraging

    by  • March 28, 2013 • Food

    Rock Samphire - Crithmum maritimum

    After a few balmy, sunshine filled days at the beginning of the month, March has quickly turned cold again, with much of the country wrapped in a blanket of snow. At the moment it feels like we are locked in a battle between Spring and Winter and the tender new...

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    Cupcakes Three Ways by Martha Stewart

    by  • March 24, 2013 • Home Bakes


    Last 14th February, people from around the world celebrated Valentine’s Day. This celebration began as a church-sanctioned holiday involving St. Valentine. Through the following centuries, it has evolved into an annual occasion where lovers express their affection for each other by giving gifts such as greeting cards, flowers and chocolates.…

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