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A Surprise Addiction From Peru

I picked up an interesting addiction while in Peru. Inca Kola.

Apparently this soft drink is a big deal in Peru, though it was apparently invented by a British immigrant as opposed to someone of Peruvian origin. 116 more words

Blanket Club with a twist of lemon

Well, here we are in December, and already a brief smattering of snow last week. Thankfully the cold snap has eased a little and my lemon verbena plants are still outside – for a little longer at least…… 366 more words

Crochet Blankets

Spare 10 minutes? Try...Taking cuttings

It’s well worth finding a few minutes this weekend to take some cuttings from your favourite plants. It’s an easy job to do and you’ll have new plants for family, friends or to boost your own garden stocks in no time. 372 more words

late summer pickings

Chicory – bitter but delicious in salads with the sweetness of pears and walnuts in a honey and mustard dressing.

Borlotto bean Lingua di Fuoco… 38 more words


Warming Carrot and Parsnip Soup

In Hungary we say ‘it has become my blood’ after a meal or a drink we really enjoyed. It means the food has immediately invigorated us and brought us back to life. 791 more words

Culinary Adventures

Lemon Verbena Ice Cream

Happy Labor Day weekend! I hope you are all enjoying a day off from work as we unofficially say goodbye to summer. In keeping with last week’s theme, I am still trying to get through the abundance that is my summer garden harvest. 794 more words


Lemongrass Herbal Tea from the Garden

Right now I am obsessed with an herbal tea blend that comes straight fromĀ  my garden. After tasting lemongrass tea with a friend, I decided I needed to plant my own lemongrass plant so that I could make the tea whenever I wanted. 199 more words