Feed me: 3 cheap and easy winter vegetarian recipes

You’re exhausted, cold and you’ve spent all your reserves stopping the kids from driving you mental these school holidays. You need a boost, you need a pick-me-up and you probably need a tequila – I can’t help you there, sorry. But here are 3 links to inspired recipes that I’ve fed my family in the […]

In Defense of Fake Food

Something for your Friday morning guffaws, from an article entitled: If five portions a day are so good, how come rabbits and slugs are so stupid? Read Stewart Lee’s masterful piece in The Guardian. The German E coli bean sprout scandal offers damning evidence that all fruits and vegetables are dirty beyond reason, toxic timebombs that have secreted themselves […]

Saffron Harvest

Saffron makes me dream of exotic adventures in Arabia, Persia and India, but I’ve just had my very first saffron harvest a million miles away in little ol’ New Zealand. It won’t provide my yearly requirements, nor make me a fortune. But it may provide me with a winter’s supply of this spicy saffron drink […]

We’ve Bean Harvesting

The last of the scarlet runner beans are in, with a large amount destined for the seed bank. I consider this year’s growing season a success. Easy to grow, healthy and vigorous plants that looked stunning against the house – dense lush green climbers with beautiful scarlet flowers. As this was my first year growing […]