Competition: win one of five bottles of Rock Rose gin

Loving the lazy days of summer? Might I politely suggest that winning a bottle of my favourite Rock Rose gin might make your plans to picnic on beaches and lounge by rivers all through this heatwave even better? Win Rock Rose…

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Recipe: easy peasy pumpkin pie

Got a glut of fat orange pumpkins on your allotment? Or just want to do something a little different for Halloween? I learnt to make this delicious pumpkin pie over in Canada. Amazing served hot with vanilla ice-cream. Easy pumpkin…

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Recipe: foraged elderflower cordial

July is the best time to pick sweet-smelling elderflower blossoms, and this easy-to-make elderflower cordial recipe makes perfect summery cocktails or a homemade present. Lazy summer days were made for foraging walks. If you come across an elderflower bush, pick…

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Recipe: No bake protein energy balls

These nutritious little oatmeal, coconut and chocolate chip energy balls are packed with protein. Make a bath over the weekend and take them on your travels – they are perfect for stuffing in your cycling jersey on a ride or…

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Recipe: foraged rosehip tea

Rosehips are abundant in British hedgerows in autumn and early winter, and are easily recognisable – fat, bright red buds with spiky black ends. They are a bit of a wonder food – high in vitamins C, A and B…

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Cooking with Tenderstem® in the great outdoors

I’ve teamed up with wonder vegetable Tenderstem® and the lovely Josh of the Guyrope Gourmet to create a set of easy recipes that celebrate al fresco eating in the beautiful British countryside. If you’re after no-fuss, fresh and healthy food…

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How to: make American s’mores by the campfire

My brilliant friend Bobby Downs taught me how to make all-American s’mores when we went hiking in the Catskills, so I asked him to write down this extreme(ly delicious) way of toasting marshmallows over a fire.

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Recipe: foraged wild nettle soup

This weekend I decided to practise what I preached earlier on in this blog by going out foraging, also known as ‘seeing what wild goodies I can collect to feed myself with’. Foraging scares a lot of people – it…

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