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Boiled Fruit Cake

My renewed interest in the old fashioned Boiled Fruit Cake was prompted recently when I looked at all the supermarket shelves packed full of breakfast bars and snacks. I thought a slice of old fashioned fruit cake would be far healthier, mor sustaining and far more enjoyable. This cake if packed full of sun drenched fruit and nuts, there are … Read More

Madrid

A Foodie Weekend in Madrid was a welcome break in the middle of winter. Tapas, Wine, Restaurants, Museum Visits were more enjoyable with less tourists around

Rioja and Marques de Riscal, Spain.

This was one of our small group wine trips when we visited the Rioja wine region in particular Marques de Riscal Winery with its Michelin Star Restaurant.  Nine delectable courses later having started at 1.00pm we were moved to their panoramic lounge to finish our coffee’s making room for the night revellers.   This winery was designed by Frank Gehry the … Read More

The Old Biscuit Mill, Cape Town.

The Old Biscuit Mill. A vibrant, warm-hearted little village in the heart of Woodstock in Cape Town where talented people come together to share, collaborate and well… show off their heart-felt passion. The Mill is home to day and night markets, but the Saturday market is really what it is all about.  Dynamic innovative food and produce is just part … Read More

Nettle and Wild Garlic Soup

Where to get Nettles and Wild Garlic for this Soup: After this harsh long winter it is time to get out into the countryside and enjoy Spring as it blossoms, it is so easy to let it pass by. The young nettles are showing their heads and the wild garlic is also appearing. I got both hidden along woodland paths … Read More

What Mushroom? What Season?

Wild Mushrooms When, Where & What to bring. To get started I would recommend going on an escorted mushroom hunt led by a good mycologist or well-informed person to ensure you get to know what to look for, where to look, when to look and most important the ones to avoid. When to look: Humidity and rain are the main … Read More

The Secret of a Good Foraging Day

The secret to a good foraging day is to have a little knowledge and training.   It really is worthwhile to join an organized forage initially, to help you to identify the wide variety of delicious edibles available around the countryside.  The enjoyment increases when you know what is what and how to cook or utilize it. Having good waterproof footwear, even … Read More

How to start Foraging?

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My Trip in Japan

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