December, 2016

Munching Madeira vine

Munching Madeira vine

A couple of weeks ago I was talking about my Madeira vine (Anredera cordifolia), which was a gift from a friend and lives on the (north-facing) kitchen windowsill. I’m not quite sure how long I’ve had it, but it’s happy there and sends out quite a volume of climbing, leafy shoots. Occasionally it gets out […]

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  29th December 2016   No comments
Superfruit cinnamon loaf

Superfruit cinnamon loaf

Just over a year ago I took the Tree Aid Tree food challenge, and created a recipe using several ingredients harvested from trees – Superfood, superfruit, supertasty flapjacks. That’s not hyperbole, they really are good! They involve mango, cashew nuts, honey and baobab, and they disappeared pretty quickly after they were made 🙂 A little […]

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  22nd December 2016   No comments
Graze Deconstructed: Baobab & Raspberry Clusters

Graze Deconstructed: Baobab & Raspberry Clusters

Being an ethnobotanist, I was pleased (in a very nerdy way) when Graze brought out their new set of ‘Supersnacks’, with unusual botanical ingredients. One of the ones I was most eager to try was the Baobab & Raspberry Clusters, because I’ve had baobab smoothies at the Eden Project (yum!) and I’ve been experimenting with […]

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  22nd December 2016   No 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

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