The First Mince Pie And Musings

I had my first mince pie of the season for afternoon tea on 23rd Dec 2020. It was laced with blessings, made with love. I ate it slowly, carefully, mindfully. I had mixed the fruit brew on 22nd, while our ancient Land Rover was being made roadworthy, emergency repairs at a garage mechanics’ workshop (not … Continue reading The First Mince Pie And Musings

A Little Bread Story

Do you love to create 'food for the soul'?  Here's a little 'story' written a few days ago. There is nothing nothing nothing like the joy of creating real bread. This. Sourdough, mild and flavoursome, no nasties, no machines, just pure and utterly alive, all the deliciousness. I started developing this loaf a few days … Continue reading A Little Bread Story

Carrots At The Tail End Of Winter – A Repeat

  Prompted this week by WordPress to write about "Orange", I thought that I would skip that prompter to write and moved on ... only to then receive a lovely note from an avid new Reader of the blog, saying how much she had learnt from and enjoyed reading the post "Carrots At The Tail … Continue reading Carrots At The Tail End Of Winter – A Repeat

Delicious Tomato Soup

I made this tangy tomato soup for a family lunch this week and it was delicious. As my son is about to head off to university too, his older sister having graduated last year, it seems like a good time to add to the recipes already noted on my blog so that he (and others) … Continue reading Delicious Tomato Soup

Treats And Truths Of Country Living

Our peaches are ripening! The bumblebees, and a little hand pollinating by feather, have done the trick. An exciting time in the rickety greenhouse on our organic acre in Berwickshire, UK. These are the treats of country living that are hard to beat, a blessing so much appreciated, especially when one pays such a high … Continue reading Treats And Truths Of Country Living

A Moment Before Christmas

    Written on Monday 21 December 2015   I have stolen away from all the things I am 'supposed' to be doing, to do something that I need to do ... to write a few thoughts down and to catch a moment, to consider and to prepare for the coming Christmas days.  Less than an hour … Continue reading A Moment Before Christmas

Autumn’s Artichoke

There is something very satisfying, even decadent, about being able to settle down to a solo lunch of home grown artichoke. What a luxury! Somehow, with this being the last artichoke of the season in our garden, there was a special tang of just (yet mingled with guilt for not sharing) reward about the perfect … Continue reading Autumn’s Artichoke

Blackberry Herbal Tea

The blackberries are just beginning to ripen in our organic garden and, plucked off the 'vine' to snack on, make truly delicious little powerhouses of goodness, superfoods par excellence.  As today is the first day of the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, it seemed like a fitting time to post something about blackberries, so here is my little recipe for … Continue reading Blackberry Herbal Tea

Harvesting Blackcurrants

At our current home we have a little courtyard area, where I have collected a number of plants in pots, in order to experiment and easily study them, while I learn about plant habits in the British climate. Gardening here and learning to live here is a challenge unlike any I have known, and having my most … Continue reading Harvesting Blackcurrants