My garden has a Chestnut tree only a small one, a teenager really but it fruits and each year the size and quantity of the nut increases. Like many Brits I quite like the idea of the Chestnut but don’t really know what to do with it.
Up till now my experience of eating Chestnuts . . . → Read More: Essence of Chestnut
Readers of this blog are aware that I have more than a passing interest in Mushrooms.
BBC Radio 4 has somewhat out of season recently broadcast a couple of interesting short programmes about mushrooms. I thought I would share the links with you, but if you want to listen you may have . . . → Read More: The Joy of Ceps in The Open Country
I have been making Bread recently something that I do fairly regularly, but usually I cheat a bit because I use a bread machine to knead the dough which I then finish by hand. Unfortunately my machine recently died of old age
I have always enjoyed making bread and by following a few basic . . . → Read More: Where the wild things are
A traditional drink here in France is Sirop de Coquelicot or Poppy Syrup, but commercially it is only found in specialist delicatessens at an eye opening price.
Common Field Poppy
The Poppy has a firm place in culinary culture, most people are used to the idea of poppy seeds which are much used in . . . → Read More: Sirop de Coquelicot