Seasonal Recipe: Quick Pickled Radishes

These are my favourite pickled item at the moment. I remember having them in a café somewhere, I can’t recall where, a few years ago. I’ve since experimented with different combinations. I don’t have specific quantities here because it depends on the batch you want to make, and it doesn’t really matter, but I’ve based […]

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7 Things that Surprised me about The Ivy Norwich Brasserie

NB: Review of The Ivy Norwich Brasserie. This post is a collaboration between Roots and Toots and The Ivy: The Ivy Norwich Brasserie provided dinner in exchange for an honest review. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 7 Things that Surprised me about The Ivy Norwich Brasserie 1917 to 2018: The century of exceptional food and hospitality that turned a […]

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How to Make Elderberry Syrup

As many of you may have noticed, this year, my love of foraging has evolved into a passion for herbalism and hedgerow medicine, after an inspiring workshop I attended back in spring. I’ve been busy harvesting various herbs and flowers over the last few months, including poppies, daisies, elder, hawthorn, cleavers and meadowsweet, to name […]

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Banana Pop Lolly

I spotted this simple yet show-stopping recipe in The Guardian ‘Feast’ magazine a few weeks ago and have had heaps of fun with our three-year old making these. They’re effectively frozen bananas, which has we know taste a bit like ice cream when they’ve bee out of the freezer for a few moments. I’ve adapted the […]

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Strawberry & Star Anise Jam

Strawberry & Star Anise Jam It’s the end of the strawberry season, and time to jar up some summer sun for the winter.     I’m a lover of homemade jam with a twist. The combination of strawberries and star anise is delightful. Delicious simply spread on toast and scones or add a dollop to […]

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Female First article: Foraging for Herbs

This week I’ve written an article for Female First: 10 Hedgerow Herbs that will Brighten Up Your Summer Cooking. In addition to this article, which you can access via the above link, I’ve also added some extra information below about the wonderful herb foraging workshop I took part in recently. Forgotten Herbs and How to Use […]

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Vegan Raspberry & Chocolate (Sugar-Free) Ice Lolly

Raspberry & Chocolate Ice Lolly (refined sugar free and vegan) Ingredients 1 small punnet of raspberries 2 tsp coconut sugar (if raspberries aren’t naturally sweet) 1 tbsp cacao powder Around 300ml Rude Health almond milk 1 small banana (Forgive the vague quantities, but it depends on the size of your moulds!) Method Place the raspberries […]

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