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

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

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

Broad Beans and Swallows Arriving

Today I planted our lanky broad bean seedlings, into wonderful organic soil (all 'made' on the property). It was so good to get them in at last, and lovely to get my hands into the friable soil after months of cold! No sooner had I finished my work, than a sweet little robin appeared to … Continue reading Broad Beans and Swallows Arriving

Mushroom Soup

  Holly’s Organic Mushroom Soup Note: As with all of my cooking, baking and other food preparation, ingredients are organic - or at least as natural and fresh as possible. About four servings. Ingredients: 1-2 Tablespoons extra virgin Olive oil 1 Punnet Chestnut Mushrooms (approx 250-300g) 1 Leek 1 Red Chilli (with or without seeds … Continue reading Mushroom Soup