Author Archive: Emma

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
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
Graze Deconstructed: Chia & coconut cookie

Graze Deconstructed: Chia & coconut cookie

I haven’t been snacking much of late. I have been working very hard to finish my latest book – The Small Harvest Notebook. It’s a book about kitchen gardening with a different mindset, aiming for interest and diversity rather than gargantuan harvests of anything in particular. It’s aimed at the increasing number of people who […]

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  25th November 2016   No comments
Pumpkin porridge and brownies

Pumpkin porridge and brownies

Pumpkin Day has been and gone, and Halloween is just around the corner, which is why my inbox has been filling up with pumpkin recipes. I’m a big fan of eating the insides of your pumpkin, if you’re going to all the trouble of carving one into a lantern, and avoiding food waste. I have […]

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  28th October 2016   No comments
Jim Jams chocolate chip cupcakes

Jim Jams chocolate chip cupcakes

Over the summer I was sent two jars of Jim Jams chocolate spread to try – one jar of Milk Chocolate spread, and one of Hazelnut Chocolate spread. Their selling point is that they contain 83% less sugar than other chocolate spread brands, and yet still taste yummy. We can certainly vouch for their yumminess, […]

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  25th October 2016   No comments
Graze Deconstructed: The Cheese Board

Graze Deconstructed: The Cheese Board

In my last Graze Deconstructed post I talked about a box I didn’t particularly enjoy, but mentioned that the cheese cashews were the best bit. And – lo and behold! – The Cheese Board was included in my next delivery. It’s a good job you can’t watch me eating these things, because this time you […]

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  4th August 2016   No comments

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