153 Dandelion and Lemon Jelly
This year marks my first ever dandelion foraging and jelly making, and I tell you what - as labour-intensive as the process of dandelion preserving is, I'm definitely going to do it next year, too!
On Forest and Wild Edibles.
Once we realise that food doesn't come from the supermarket, we discover that we're capable of enriching our diets in edibles hitherto unknown. And with the knowledge of where the food comes from - comes respect for it.
Cod. A biography of the fish that changed the world.
How much is there to know about cod? Quite a lot, it turns out. Cod by Mark Kurlansky recommends itself for a read.
In Poland, autumn is for mushrooms.
If you find yourself at the table with a family of mushroom pickers in Poland, with a bowl of wild mushroom pierogi in front of you, don’t freak out if you hear the “hope we’re not eating for the last time in our lives” joke. Mushroom picking is a national hobby here, after all!
A study in frost.
When you wake up and the world is too beautiful to stay in bed, go for a walk!
On olives and Istria.
I like to think of Istria as an olive country: from whatever point you choose to look, you will probably see an olive grove, or an olive tree at least. And the olive oil there is, well, awesome.
Who doesn't love sunflower? It looks like sun, tastes like summer, and it has a pretty incredible history, too.
Shinrin-yoku, the Art and Science of Forest Bathing.
Don't know about you, but I felt compelled to run to the forest the moment I finished reading this book. Ready to invite nature into your life?
The Tale of Bilberry.
Bilberry. Hurtleberry. Huckelberry. Wimberry. Jagoda. Borówka. Happiness has many names.