I’m being pampered with a guest post from Jacky (and so are you) Hi, I am a home edding mum who loves all things of a foraging/self sufficiency nature. Actually, my love borders on obsessional! Recently, my foraging adventures have combined 3 of my favourite things: roses, foraging and preserve making! I took the sprogs […]Read More Rosy Jam
This is so simple and cheap, each year I make three batches and pop it into up to eighteen plus, previously drained (gulp, gulp, gulp) clean (I use sterilising tablets on them because it’s so easy) wine bottles. Store it upright, to prevent pressurised leaking, and feel free to start glugging it back chilled, anytime after […]Read More Let The Fermentation Begin! – Elderflower Champagne, A Tutorial.
Several water authorities announced drought conditions and imposed hosepipe bans. Like a spell, this has presaged in daily downpours of monsoon intensity. Time for “Anna Rock Punch”. Ukrainian Anna wore her immaculately coiffered grey waves pinned up. She embroidered her own exquisite folk blouses, smiled all the time and made interesting things to eat. She […]Read More Something to drink whilst you’re ringing out your bobble hat.
Julia is the sort of person who has dropped round a lasagne, two casseroles and an apple crumble, before the doctor has even finished diagnosing your incapacitating illness. She is there for everybody, all the time (though perhaps not Julia) She achieves this with two tiny tots and some bigger tots as well. She recently […]Read More Meet Julia
Most weeks, most days I make my own bread. It is easy and gets rave reviews. Thanks to the (strong) white flour and a tip from Waitrose magazine, I’ve worked out how to make it with only a moment or two of kneading. It is not a flakey crusted, artisan sourdough but it is a bazillion […]Read More Use my Loaf: A Bread Making Tutorial.