Category Archives: Food

Purple is the new Green


One benefit of the colder weather is that the beans have started setting pods. They won’t do anything when it is too hot, so it is always worth hedging your bets and sowing some early, say in May, some in … Continue reading

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Rosehip-hip hooray!


The foraged food taster at the MVMNT cafe in November entailed preparation of food and drink on a grand scale, far more than most people would ever undertake at home. Fortunately, we had access to the kitchens at GCDA with … Continue reading

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A Taste for Foraging


The weather was perfect, as was the setting, when the MVMNT cafe hosted its first foraged food tasting event from 1 – 3 pm last Sunday. During the two hours, there were around 30 attendees, many of whom lingered for a … Continue reading

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Hawthorn Jelly, easy to make


Food is a perennial topic of interest – there are always plenty of people floating about calling themselves ‘food writers’ at any food-themed gathering – and now healthy food and foraging are bang on trend. On a recent walk around Ide … Continue reading

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Sea Buckthorn, a sharp jelly – mind the spikes!


Sea Buckthorn has been around for a long time, but I only noticed it recently when walking about near my home because of the vivid orange berries. Once I found out that the berries are edible I was keen to forage … Continue reading

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200 Steps is All it Takes


Imagine you have just found yourself in the main entrance of Greenwich Station, feeling thirsty, but also wanting to be away from the crowds. You are only allowed 200 steps to reach your goal. The only option is to turn, … Continue reading

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The Fresher the Better


A while back, I attended the introductory training session for Growing Leaders from Capital Growth. As part of the proceedings, we were served a vegetarian lunch made from locally grown ingredients sourced from London farms. This might sound a bit fanciful, … Continue reading

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