Jan 212022

A Winter Walk at Port Meadow, Oxford

Port Meadow Oxford

Last Sunday was exciting because I was finally allowed to stop self-isolating. I haven’t had the energy to venture out anyways, but by the weekend I was getting cabin fever and desperately wanted to go for…Continue Reading

Sep 032021

Elderberry Syrup Recipe and Folklore

September is a wonderful month for foraging in the UK. We’ve got blackberries, sloes, damsons, rosehips, and of course elderberries growing in the hedgerows! In this post, I share my experience trying an elderberry syrup recipe…Continue Reading

Apr 302021

How to Make Dandelion Jam (Cramaillotte)

Cramaillotte

A while back, I came across a preserve called Cramaillotte. This is French jam or honey substitute made with dandelions, originating from the Franche-Compté region. Cramaillotte (sometimes spelled crameillotte) comes from the region’s vernacular name for…Continue Reading

Jan 102020

Books I Read in 2019

One of my 2019 New Year’s goals was to read 19 books (see: 2019 Goals). I knew that goal was unachievable, but I wanted to set myself a challenge to work towards; I wanted to encourage…Continue Reading