Uses for lemons 002: Lemon curd

1 cup sugar 100 g butter Juice and zest of 4 lemons 4 eggs lightly whisked Place the sugar, butter and lemony bits in a saucepan over a medium heat. Stir until the butter is melted and sugar dissolved. Add the eggs and stir continuously over a low heat until the mixture thickens. Simple. Store in […]

Crimes against vegetables

  I do like my gelatinous substances but this is just … actually, I have no words… From Kooky Cookery via Brain Pickings

Leaves 001: Linking out to the plant web world

    Hopefully, if you click on the images above you should be taken off to the far-flung reaches of the interweb to find moments of botanical splendour. I’ve been playing with the code for this for ages and there’s something glitchy in the software. If the links aren’t working above, I have included them below. […]

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 […]