The day the shops closed. A food forager’s journey. Day 3

Quite frankly, I don’t feel like this foraging challenge business at all today. I just want to open the fridge, eat and get on with my day. Getting on with my day? What does that involve anyway? Gardens and food. It’s a catch 22. I’m married to mother Nature. Through thick and thin. Till death…

The day the shops closed: A food forager’s journey. Day 1

I’ve been a keen forager for a long time. To aimlessly wander and pick up roots and shoots, leaves and fruit, it’s my ultimate pastime. I’m realizing more and more that even organic farming has an element of aggression to it, especially when it relies heavily on soil amendments and human inputs to produce food….

Duck eggs exposed! The truth about these rich nuggets of gold.

We’ve recently escaped several dark decades in which government agencies advised us to limit our egg consumption. Happy days for the perfect poachers, the soft scramblers and the omelet lovers among us, eating eggs every day is now OK! Science has officially changed its mind. To assume that eating cholesterol rich food would automatically raise…

Cookies for health

What’s worse for your health? Eating a sweet, sugary cookie, or having guilty thoughts whilst eating a sweet, sugary cookie? Dietitians and doctors are fairly sure that sugar in excess is not good for you. Tooth decay did not exist among native tribes before Western civilization took over. Nor did obesity, diabetes, and imbalanced cholesterol…

Taste and aroma create flavour

Not everyone is aware of the differences between taste, aroma and flavour. Let’s assume you are beginning to enjoy creating magic in the kitchen from the top of your head, (the crown chakra, for the yogis amongst us). When you are one of those people who loves to open the fridge, toss some ingredients on…