Making your own fermented ginger bug is so easy. Let me show you how!
Foraged Wild Greens Spring Pesto Recipe
Wild and free! Beneath your feet – in gardens, reserves, along waterways and roads, you will find an entire world of wild edible leafy greens. What better way to celebrate all this spring goodness than with fresh pesto?
Make Your Own Funky Kimchi
If you are like me and love a deep umami punch to the palate, then kimchi is the ferment for you. It showcases the spicy slow burn of Korean chilli and the fermented funkiness of fish sauce. Let’s learn all about kimchi, then I will step you through making your first batch.
How to Make Jun – The “Champagne of Fermented Drinks”
Have you tried jun? It is sometimes referred to as the “champagne of fermented drinks”. I remember the first time I tried it. A friend of mine has huge ceramic crocks on the go, full of jun. She prepared a tall glass for me with ice and freshly crushed verbena leaves … that was it,…
Flavour Bomb Dressings for Everyday Meals
Take your next meal to a whole new level with these healthy flavour bomb dressings. Bursting with flavour and dense in nutrients they are the antidote to bland. I use Sunday afternoon to ease my way into the busy week ahead. An hour or two of batch cooking is well worth the effort,…
Honey Fermented Garlic and Fresh Honey Garlic Mash
My two pantry apothecary essentials for winter are honey fermented garlic and elderberry syrup. Garlic gets to work on microbial (including bacterial) infections while elderberry works against the cold and flu virus.
Elderberry Syrup From Dried Elderberries
Try to always have a stash of elderberry syrup on hand during winter. It is definitely one of the better tasting herbal remedies. One the whole family won’t turn their nose up to. In the UK and Europe, elderberry is a much loved traditional remedy. A valuable hedgerow medicine, used since ancient times for all…
Beetroot, Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake
Do you know that beautiful earthy smell after rain? The sweet, musky scent of a damp forest floor? There is an aromatic molecule responsible for this rich, deep aroma – it is called ‘geosmin’, and it is also present in beetroot. What better way to celebrate this deep earthiness than in a chocolate cake to…
Hawthorn and Apple Fruit Leathers
I have left a fair amount of rubber on the road in my time because of a true foragers eye. I drive my family insane by screeching to a halt next to a fertile roadside crop of something wonderful like elder, rosehips and most recently hawthorn. This find was the perfect opportunity to make a stash…
Sauerkraut “Any Which Way” – Jar or Crock
Most people start their fermentation journey with sauerkraut. It is such a simple and tasty ferment with a long history and the flavour combinations are seemingly endless.