Cooking · Food & Drink · Foraging · Kitchen garden

My culinary life has changed forever thanks to fig leaf syrup…

Occasionally things happen in life that are so memorable they stay with you forever. It might not be anything big or fancy, it may just be a fleeting experience that moves you in some shape or form. …a dance with a stranger in a backstreet bar, a random act of kindness in the supermarket, a… Continue reading My culinary life has changed forever thanks to fig leaf syrup…

Gardening · Kitchen garden · Nature

February, what do you have in store…

On January 1 I always start with good intentions for the year ahead – it always involves being more healthy, more organised and more proactive – but due to a stinking cold and various other factors January has been a bit of a wipe out. It’s for that reason I’m resolving to do all of… Continue reading February, what do you have in store…

Cooking · Food & Drink · Gardening · Kitchen garden

Cucumber ice cream, really?

A few weeks ago I harvested a large number of cucumbers from the greenhouse. I was thinking about what I could use them for, aside from salads and pickles, when it suddenly occurred to me that the crisp, clean flavour would lend itself well to an ice cream. My thinking was inspired by a grapefruit and basil ice cream… Continue reading Cucumber ice cream, really?

Cooking · Food & Drink · Kitchen garden · Norfolk

Courgette season (and a recipe for courgette lemon drizzle cake)…

Every year the glut of courgettes hits me with a bang. I always know I’ll have lots (each season I religiously plant four seedlings) and there’s always too many, but for some reason I can’t cut back! To try and tackle the mountain of courgettes that is starting to build, I decided that this year I would try lots of… Continue reading Courgette season (and a recipe for courgette lemon drizzle cake)…