Category - Food & Drink

jams

Free Of Corn Syrup

Siobhan has been scrutinizing the labels on our pots of jams and preserves. She is in search of corn syrup. Fortunately she didn’t find any. That’s because I too am always on...

plant

Purslane

Today’s bounty from the allotment consisted of tomatoes, green pepper, basil and purslane. Until a few weeks ago I had not heard of purslane.  I was helping our friend Miko load...

blackberries

Pick Your Own

The term blackberrying refers to the picking of blackberries and, in my mind, usually from a hedge.  It is something I did as a kid growing up in England, and the term is often used there...

carrots

Raw Food

Suzanne came over for coffee and a catch up yesterday morning.  At some point I mentioned that I am trying to work more raw food into my diet (I am interested in the associated health...

spicy-moroccan

A Spicy Moroccan

Dan and I enjoyed celebrating the finished roofs yesterday evening at our camp. We stayed outside until it was dark. As daylight faded Dan spotted the first lightning bug of the...

mint

Moroccan Mint Tea

Almost everyone I encounter at the allotment points out that I have a lot of mint… and they think it will take over my plot. I think I have the situation under control. I pull up a...

jack-and-glass-milk-bottles

Milk Bottles

There is something very satisfying about fresh milk from a glass container — wholesome and reminiscent of times gone by. Milk seems to tastes better out of a glass bottle. As a kid, I...