Sea Buckthorn | King of Superfoods | Plus A Delicious Recipe

Seabuckthorn This wee orange wonder is a powerhouse of antioxidants and vitamins, putting all other berries to shame. Which is why it confidently grabs the superfood crown from all the other, equally delicious autumn berries. Before you read on, if you haven’t done so already, then don’t forget to subscribe. Why a superfood you may […]

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Elderflower Cordial Recipe | In 5 Easy Steps

May blossoms have arrived! So let’s get started with this easy, elderflower cordial recipe. Want to find out more about this tree and try out a rather cheeky elderflower champagne recipe? Then look no further than this, Elderflower Champagne – In 5 Easy Steps. Or perhaps this, How to Use and Identify Elderflowers. Still not […]

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Claytonia Perfoliata ¦ Winter Purslane ¦ Miner’s Lettuce

Miners Lettuce Well, hello there! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been neglecting you, and I’m feeling a tad guilty about that. But, unfortunately, life got in the way for a few months, what with our house refurbishment, Christmas, illnesses, etc. Caber and I have only just got out and about again on our […]

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Blackberries – Recipes | Remedies | Folklore

Hello and welcome to my post on the bodacious blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), also known as a bramble, and a member of the rose family. I have to admit that this delicious berry has an abundance of remarkable properties that surprised me. However, now that I know that bit more, it would be selfish of me […]

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The Menopause & 10 Herbal Remedies

Lets not beat about the bush, the menopause sucks, there’s no arguing that fact! And the peri menopause is just as bad, if not worse! But did you know that there are herbal remedies that can make your life easier during this turbulent time? In this post I’m going to introduce you to 10 wild […]

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Horse Chestnut Tree |15 Facts & 2 Household Recipes

Horse Chestnut Tree – (Aesculus hippocastanum) Hands up if you remember playing “conkers” when you were younger! I know you can’t see it, but I’m frantically waving mine in the air at the moment! Do today’s kids even bother with this great game anymore? I certainly hope so! I have fab memories of playing conkers which, […]

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Beech Trees – 25 Facts & An Easy to Make Noyau Recipe

Beech Tree (Fagus sylvatica) On my recent woodland walks with Caber, I couldn’t help but notice the large beech tree canopies. Mostly because their heavy, fruit-laden branches dangled their tantalising husks in my face! They might not be ready to open and fall yet but it doesn’t stop them flirting with me as I walk […]

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Meadowsweet – 10 Reasons to Love It

The sweet scent of the delicate meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) flower draws you to it as quickly as it does the bees. Subsequently it grabs you by the nose and demands you stop to take a moment to admire its beautiful fluffy flower head. It’s no accident that this delightful plant also answers to the name […]

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The Outer Hebrides – Our Island Adventures

Caber, Mr B and I arrived home recently after our fantastic adventures in the Outer Hebrides, where we spent ten relaxing days island hopping. Of course, I managed to sneak a little bit of forging in, I had to didn’t I? After all, I couldn’t go to the islands, with their unique flora and fauna, […]

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