This recipe has a story! When we visited France at Easter they were selling dandelion leaves (pissenlit in French – wet the bed!) on the markets. The French use them in a salad with other leaves and small pieces of fried bacon with a dressing at this time of year. They have diuretic properties and…Read more »
I love it when the weather starts to improve, days lengthen and spring is really evident. It’s a time of growth and renewal and change. I love to open the windows, air the house and give it a good spring clean. This very often ends up with all the cupboards being emptied and sorted. I…Read more »
This recipe has a story! When we visited France at Easter they were selling dandelion leaves (pissenlit in French – wet the bed!) on the markets.
There is nothing that I find more satisfying than to plant seeds or take cuttings and watch them grow into strong mature plants. They then reward you with wonderful flowers, fruits and seeds. This life cycle is vital for our existence on earth.
The origin of Simnel cake dates back to medieval times. The word Simnel is thought to be derived from the Latin ‘smila’ meaning fine, wheaten flour from which the cakes were made
The subject for the blog this month is Spring