How to Make Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower cordial is an annual make in our house – so delicious! Flowers move fast from bud to bloom to berry so get in quick. I like the flavour of the last flush of flowers that come about now, rather than the first ones in December. Flowers are perfect when nearly all the little flowers […]

Refried Beans

Refried beans are such a quick nourishing dinner. Dollop on a bowl of rice with greens and a fried egg on top, on toast under scrambled eggs with salad or our favourite – spread inside a warm tortilla with rice and greens and avocado. When everything bar the salt, cumin and oil are homegrown – […]

Warming Winter Chai

Chai becomes my favourite cup at this time of year. Such a warming, nourishing drink – it’s perfect for wintery days. I’ve tried lots of pre mixed teas but none comes close to own made. Before we carry on – let’s talk about milk because the milk maketh the chai! Creamy fat is a chai […]

Butternut stuffed with beans and sage

This delicious easy meal comes from Shared Kitchen, the blog of kiwi chef, Julie Buiso. As well as being a mine of foody info, shes passionate about the same things I am – real, fresh, whole food. And she’s so sparkly. Such a joy! 1 butternut pumpkin1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 small onion, […]