Saturday, 24 August 2013

Seed saving

While the rain is re-filling your water butts, take the time to seed save.
Let the seed dry on the plant and harvest on a dry day. Label the packages and store in a cool, dark and dry place over the winter.

Fair Share Cafe

On Wednesday the 4 September, 10am-12pm, we'll be joining Bevendean Fair Share Cafe.
It will be a communal cooking session in the garden where we pick fresh produce, cook and eat together.
All Welcome

Bev Fest

We'll be cooking for you at the Bev Fest!!!
Saturday the 7th of September, 2-8pm
Bevendean Playing Fields
Heath Hill Avenue

Tuesday, 20 August 2013


Thanks to Charlie who made us a table befitting a noble crowd.
We can't wait to gather around it.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Good practice

Here's a playground in a suburb in Sweden where red and black currants grow in abundance. The council planted them for children to pick and eat. They all seem to love it and pick them to make cordials and cakes. My niece came up with the idea to dry the leaves to make a tea. "It will make good Christmas presents"she said.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

The Swedish forest

Here's a little travel report from Sweden. We went mushroom picking today. Although equipped with mushroom literature we stuck to what we know: Cantharellus Cibarius and Albatrellus Ovinus. Poisonous but good looking, we also found Amanita Muscaria.

Friday, 2 August 2013

For Christmas

Black current gin to be ready for Christmas. Gin, Black Currants, Brown sugar, coriander seeds and a cinnamon stick.

How simple

Black currant cordial is easy to make. Just boil the fruit in a bit of water to soften for 10 min (3dl of water/1 liter of fruit), strain through a cloth and boil briefly once again with sugar (6dl of sugar/1 liter of juice). The kids will love it.