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Cow-free cream tea

Cow-free cream tea

When I was younger, I used to be a fan of cream cakes – especially chocolate eclairs and those cream-filled meringues. As I got older I moved onto cream teas, preferably with clotted cream. When my body decided it no longer wanted to digest cow’s milk, I kissed all of those things goodbye. In recent […]

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  12th January 2017   2 comments
Eating from the garden

Eating from the garden

I’m not the kind of person who creates a meal plan and shopping list every week, and then sticks to it religiously. I do like to have some idea of what we’re going to eat, however, as this cuts down on the number of nights when there’s nothing for dinner. Our current methodology is to […]

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  6th December 2016   No comments
Curried oca parcels

Curried oca parcels

On the weekend that we had Jus-Rol Cinnamon Swirls as our mid-gardening snack, I also hatched a plan to use up the last of the oca harvest. Oca is Oxalis tuberosa, mainly grown for its edible tubers, which were (are?) a staple crop in its homeland of the Andes. There they have a large number […]

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  28th April 2016   No comments
Lemony sun tea

Lemony sun tea

Last week’s outdoor ‘cooking’ experiment didn’t involve lighting a fire – I relied on solar power! Now it’s true that summer is officially over here in the UK, but we’re still running on British Summer Time for a couple more weeks, and last week was resolutely sunny, so I thought I would try making sun […]

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  11th October 2015   No comments
A new frontier in outdoor cooking

A new frontier in outdoor cooking

Things have been a bit quiet here of late, as we have been working on the garden rather than enjoying it – it was time for the new sheds (yes, there’s more than one!) to arrive, and they had to be painted and assembled. Now that they’re here, we have more storage space, which meant […]

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  28th September 2015   No comments
Ancient Cooking at Butser Farm

Ancient Cooking at Butser Farm

Ryan and I first visited Butser Ancient Farm on a blustery, cold day in February 2014. We loved it so much we decided to take some workshops there this year. Ryan is booked on a sword-making workshop next month, and we both recently spent a morning there learning about ancient cooking. Whilst cooking inside a […]

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  10th July 2015   No comments

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