Living in a Forest Garden

In Forest Gardening by Robert A de J Hart, the vegan author details his garden – a miniature forest filled with an abundance of things to eat. This is low maintenance gardening once established with trees, bushes and perennial plants which provide both shelter and food. Included are recommended plants for different regions of the …

Fabulous Vegan Fudge and Chocolate Raisins!

From the Fabulous Freedom Factory comes this fabulous vegan fudge and these Chocolate Covered Raisins. Incredibly delicious. Festive recipe: Carrot, Coriander and Ginger Soup See all Christmas Dish posts. See all Christmas recipes. Oh, and we’re on Instagram now!

Apples!

Beautiful apple, kale and bramble (blackberry) juice above. The wonderful summer has produced SO many apples, so many that a branch snapped under the weight! They’re perfectly ripe now so we’re busy juicing and making pies and chutney. And just eating them… that’s probably the best. Badger and deer are clearing up the windfalls. We’ve also been …

Vegan Easter Approaches

Holland & Barrett have a ‘Buy One, Get One Half Price’ offer on many things including their large vegan Easter Range. Don’t miss all the listings, recipes and books on our Vegan Easter page! It’s still frosty though, it’s still cold, so here’s our soups too. There is one delicious sign of Spring just appeared in the woods: wild …

books

See the book category of the blog for current reads.   THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR (a novel by Lucy, written under her pen name), has six whole chapters of medieval Christmas, making it the perfect festive gift! Also: romance, witches, and a Scottish castle… Amazon Waterstones Author website         Cookery ‘So …

Vegan Christmas: Recipes and Gift Ideas

We first put our vegan Christmas section online in 1998. It’s grown into quite a large festive recipe collection since then. Pictured above is our favourite cashew nut roast. Listed below are starters, sides, more mains and rather a lot of sweet dishes. Further down the page you’ll find book recommendations and gift suggestions. For …

wild garlic and snowdrops

The wild garlic seems to be early this year 😀 recipes: creamy carrot and wild garlic soup and wild garlic pesto

Scotch Broth

Autumn. Cold winds. Rain. Hail. Even a few moments of snow yesterday between bursts of hot sunshine. Walking on the South side of the hill in the woods it is suddenly no longer autumn but the end of summer. Off with jackets, faces to the sun then round the corner into the North and winter, now …