Recipe – Nasturtium Pesto

Recipe – Nasturtium Pesto

There's nothing quite like the distinctive peppery taste of nasturtium leaves. It's a fantastically generous plant; as well as growing like a wild weed and self-seeding readily, the flowers are edible, the seed pods are edible, and the leaves are edible. It's the leaves I'll be using today, and if you've never tried eating them, [...]

Recipe – Indian spiced courgette chutney

Recipe – Indian spiced courgette chutney

I've had my allotment for four years now, and every year for the last four years I’ve made the same mistake, which such unwavering consistency that I’m starting to believe it’s not a mistake at all and more an expression of some hidden desire in my subconscious. In the collective subconscious no less, as every [...]

Recipe – Wild Garlic Scones

Recipe – Wild Garlic Scones

I recently discovered the joys of foraging and this year I've really experimented with wild garlic. If you haven't tried it before, wild garlic tastes similar to its cultivated cousin, tangy, pungent and unapologetic. It's found abundantly in woodland, and can be harvested from around March to May. It's an ideal introduction to foraging as [...]

How to make beetroot wine

Many months ago Tea Stew and I were in the queue to pay at Poundland. The check out lady scanned our products, held up a pack of rocket seeds and pronounced, "These are FOUR for a pound??". There was a large queue behind us. Tea Stew ran off in a blind panic and came back [...]