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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Autumn calling: pick your elderberries

Elderberries are naturally rich in Vitamin C and their syrup works like magic against colds, coughs and flu.  After trying it with clove and ginger against a particularly persistent virus a few months ago, I was determined to prepare my own stash for the incoming autumn. I went out early this Saturday morning, and under an…

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