And it’s chutney time with my forest gardening friends

  Hello everyone! It’s been quite a long time, outside it’s raining and we really feel time has come to get cosy indoors..and make chutney! What better thing to do than coming to play in the kitchen with me and my friends at Edible Landscapes? We will also be making some wonderful aromatic chocolates, perfect for…

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Smashing Pumpkins live in Finsbury Park

Ok, it’s not a gig by the alternative Nineties band. It’s my upcoming Halloween workshop, when I’ll be smashing pumpkins against food waste. On the 24th and 25th October, I will team up with charity Hubbub and teach  kids and grown ups how not to waste huge amounts of pumpkin after carving out their ghoulish creations. Together with…

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Please add a pinch of meaning to my food

Tastes of Carolina - a pinch of meaning 1

This has been an intense week. One presentation, a heartfelt goodbye and an encounter with the social media echelon, made me reflect on myself and on where I’m going with my cooking and writing. And I realised that for complete job satisfaction, I need to add a pinch of meaning to my food. It’s a bit…

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Wild pickings!

Wild pickings - Tastes of Carolina

This has been a week of wild pickings. The last of the springtime sunshine (I am now sitting under a rather grey sky, back in wintertime it seems) gave me the opportunity to go out for long walks with my dog, at the same time learning about a huge variety of different herbs and plants, then…

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Forest gardening and eating all year round

On Saturday I had an inspiring day, learning how to make my garden feed me through all seasons, with minimal effort on my part and maximum benefit to the environment. I went along to a Forest Gardening course organised by Edible Landscapes London, a project set up in Finsbury Park aimed at educating people on the…

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