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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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...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 →
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 →
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...Read more →
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...Read more →
“Slow Food is an international grassroots non-profit organisation bestowing the virtues of the good, clean, and fair life.” – Petersham Nurseries.
The leafy borough of Richmond is often lauded over for its natural beauty – Richmond Park & Green, the River Thames with its cormorants and herons, the Deer Park and Kew Gardens.…Read more →
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...Read more →
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.…Read more →