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 2

But breakfast first. After yesterday’s escapades (scroll down to read all about them) I expected to be ravenous in the morning. But quiet the opposite happened, I wasn’t hungry at all. I went foraging on an empty stomach and when the yearning for breakfast arrived, I simply turned to some very sweet and ripe papaya…

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….

Cacao: stardust of the upper yoga class

Cacao is good for you. For most people this statement marks the start of a midweek Cadbury bender into the depths of the unhealthy house mates’ section of the kitchen cupboard, only to wake up on the couch 8 hours later, the morning news blaring, surrounded by purple wrappers and brown stains. Blame yourself! You…

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…

Busted! Bad Ass Bananas..

Whenever I bump into a banana I find my protective mechanisms kick in. Yes, Mr. Banana is the cute, comical and helpless little brother I never had. ‘If other chefs make fun of you again’, I whisper into their yellow ears, ‘I will kick their snobbish asparagus blanching butts’. Bananas deserve more respect! Time for…