Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

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Growing and harvesting Skirret

Growing and harvesting Skirret

Skirret is a forgotten rooted vegetable. It was grown in Victorian and Tudor times. However over the years it became a forgotten vegetable as it’s not available in supermarkets at all. This post is about growing and harvesting skirret. Also known as Sium sisarium. They […]

Onion skin – natural dyeing

Onion skin – natural dyeing

Today I had a great day dyeing with onion skins. I have collected brown onion skins over time. Brown onions are very common available here in the supermarkets. I haven’t had much room or success from growing brown onions in the garden. However, they cheap […]

Anchovy pasta sauce

Anchovy pasta sauce

Here is a recipe on making anchovy pasta sauce. Recently I have been making my own pasta. Chicken noodle soupI have added some tuna to make it more substantial but feel to free to omit it out. Anchovy pasta is a Venetian speciality sauce. It […]

Photography the advantages of using DSLR vs. smartphone

Photography the advantages of using DSLR vs. smartphone

After much debating and justifying to myself I bought a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera recently. With new technologies available on DSLR camera it just makes life so much easier for me. Compared to the old days where I am mostly depending on my […]

Harvesting oca tubers

Harvesting oca tubers

It’s December which means it’s harvesting time for oca tubers. Oca tubers are also known as New Zealand yam and oca tuberosa. At the moment it is still not available to buy in supermarkets in the UK. However, the tubers are sold on ebay for […]

Wonton soup

Wonton soup

Here is a recipe of how to make wonton soup. Wonton are basically chinese style ravioli with chinese based ingredients. The pastry is thinner than ravioli so that is why it is much better to buy shop bought ones rather than making  at home using […]

Mulled cider

Mulled cider

With the cold winter weather I love drinking nice warm drinks. I have been making mulled wine recently Homemade mulled wine and here is a twist to that recipe Mulled cider. While researching for mulled cider recipe I found out that cider is known as […]