First published Oct 2015 Autumn is the perfect season for foraging as the hedgerows burst forth with elder, bramble and sloes. Among these sit an often forgotten bounty of ruby-red wild rose hips, once a very popular crop for those seeking winter nutrition. This member of the Rosaceae family is a relative of apples, quince … Continue reading Rosehip syrup and honey
First published Nov 2014 on The History Girls Most readers are probably aware of my scepticism when it comes to the hype surrounding ‘new’ food trends. Food history has taught me that just about everything has been done before and many fashionable ingredients or recipes originate from a peasant background or place of necessity. Teff … Continue reading Gluten free biscuits with nutty Teff grain
First published Nov 2015 Health experts often alert us on the hidden dangers of certain foods. As someone who likes to be mindful about how - and what - I eat, I regularly check labels for concealed ingredients. I'm not alone in this. But have you considered looking for soy before putting a food item … Continue reading How much soy are you eating?
First published Sept 2016 in York Press I love soup making in winter and you will find lots of recipes on the blog. This quick and easy soup is perfect for filling cold tummies after a walk out with the family. The main constituents of this recipe are the lentils, stock and tomatoes. The carrots … Continue reading Carrot and red lentil soup
I'm not really one for new year resolutions, particularly not health related ones. The very idea of abstinence at a time of year when our bodies are programmed to crave rich, satisfying calories is frankly unrealistic. And don't even get me started on the fact that the British new year was actually in March - … Continue reading A healthy soup with leftover veg