To be perfectly honest with you, it’s been a while since I cooked a meal purely from fresh ingredients. I can’t seem to shake the feeling that it’s kind of a waste of time when there’s so many things I can shove in the oven and leave while I go and do something else. Of
I’m never really sure what to think about cider. On the one hand, it conjures memories of sticky floors on uni nights out and the sweetly chemical smell (more of that later) on my hands after a shift at the pub. But on the other hand are idyllic visions of West Country Augusts, of harvests
Hello and welcome to a special May instalment of the Tea Journey. I want to break with the structure we’ve been following for the Tea Journey so far to really focus on the experience. Following on from last week’s Health, Happiness and Hustle post, I really wanted to take my time over this tea, to enjoy
Spring is here, and I don’t know about you but I’m starting to feel excited about food again. I do like a bit of stodge now and then, but the long winter of pies, chilli con carne and root vegetables has got me craving clean, fresh flavours. Beautiful vegetables will be coming into season thick
Welcome back to the Tea Journey and here we’ve taken an excursion away from tea bags into loose leaf green tea. I’ve been a little trepidatious about tasting green tea. It’s the one tea I’ve always wanted to like for the health benefits, but I could never get on with the teabags my mum bought from the supermarket.
Having written recently about my distaste for stews, it got me thinking about how I have always tarnished one pot meals with the same brush. At university I remember zealously telling my housemates that ‘I don’t like any one pot meals’ as they all sat down to a casserole or stew, and I munched a Ryvita.
Welcome back to the Tea Journey and to our second instalment, Peppermint Leaf tea. I think we all have this vague idea that mint tea is good for you in some way, easing digestive complaints, reducing bloating and whatnot. However, my only experience of mint tea was in Morocco where a tiny portion is served
I’m starting the Tea Journey with Jasmine Silver Needle. But why jasmine? It doesn’t seem like an entry level tea, with its exotic connotations and the fact that it’s made with flowers. But it’s a natural start for me, as I love all things jasmine – scented candles, shower gels, the tiny white climbing flowers and
It’s been a cold old week, one of those periods where you feel like you never really get warm – January is really starting to bite. We’ve been coming in from dog walks comparing cold hands and digging the big scarfs out from the bottom of the wardrobe. At times like this, your mind turns