Nettle and Wild Garlic Twice Baked Potatoes

Nettle and Wild Garlic Twice Baked Potatoes

Let me tell you about one of the saddest days of my life. It was the day I learned to shun the potato. You see, everyone has a food that they depend on, a food that they love above all others. Mine was the humble spud. Baked, mashed, roasted, stuffed: they had ensconced my heart deep within [...]

Elderflower Pots de Crème with Rhubarb Compote

As June dissolves away into the first humid and hot days of July, the elder flowers start to bloom. They are everywhere. Along every roadside, looking up from every moist ditch, surrounding the borders of every pond and every lake. Everywhere. Cloud like sprays of cream-colored blossoms ablaze in the strong summer sunshine, filling the [...]

Japanese style pickled burdock

In the past several years, I have become addicted to preserving things. I can’t seem to help myself. The thought of all those little jars full of goodness accumulating in my pantry  fills me with the warmest feelings of happiness and contentment. It’s like having money in the bank, those jars. Things to look forward [...]