Putting some fire in your belly!

Putting some fire in your belly!

It’s cold. Beautifully sunny outside, but cold. When I’m this cold all I can think about is my next cuppa. And therein lies the danger – one cuppa after another and my caffeine intake soon spirals out of control. Next thing I’m jumpy, irritable (I know, few would...
Autumnally blessed

Autumnally blessed

As I was taking this photograph of my autumn harvest, I suddenly realised just how much it sums up the way I strive for life to be and highlights a number of people around me who I’m blessed to have in my life. The grapes are from our good herbalist friend Bergitte...
Hawthorn harvest

Hawthorn harvest

Autumn has very definitely set in, I know that because I now have cold ankles and am starting to wear boots.  They will come off again sometime in spring… Also, we have been blessed by some beautiful dry, sunny days and that means I’ve been able to get out and do a...
Fennel – quick solution to an embarassing problem…

Fennel – quick solution to an embarassing problem…

I can’t really pretend that Fennel is a favourite of mine. I’m not all that keen on the aniseed taste – but once in a while, it’s a very handy herb to have around. In fact it’s a main player. For what? For flatulence, my friend! If you’ve ever eaten too much and...
Last of the summer blooms

Last of the summer blooms

Well, I’m not sure how it turned out where you are but on the West Coast of Scotland it was a wet summer for sure!  So I was very pleasantly surprised to find some beautiful Borage flowers still blooming in my veg patch and a few rogue Pansies in amongst the carrot...
June Bloom Blues

June Bloom Blues

My roses all are crumblin’ My Passiflora’s junk My Marshmallow has lost it’s glow I feel like giving up…  It was a good start, but summer has been a relative waash-oot as they say in these parts.  However, I am aware that we are faring somewhat better that our friends...