Millet Gnocchi (Egg & Gluten-Free)
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I love millet! It’s a tasty, economical, gluten-free and ecologically-sustainable grain which is a wonderful addition to any kitchen. Since having recorded a podcast episode dedicated to this wonderful grain, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making millet … Read More

Three Reasons to Roll Your Own Oats (& How To Do It!)
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As conscious eaters, we often think about how the meat on our plate was raised or what condition the chickens who laid our breakfast eggs were kept in. But how often do we stop and consider what happened to the grains that accompany our meals before they got to our kitchens?… Read More

Valuing Women’s Work
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I’ve spent the last week writing up how I make medieval ale in my kitchen. Looking back over what I wrote, I’m astounded: it’s an incredible amount of work! Yet this is a fraction of what women did in the … Read More

Sourdough Polenta Bread
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Once you’ve made sourdough polenta (learn how in my video here) you can use the leftovers to make this sourdough polenta ‘loaf’. It’s easy, tasty and so handy – you can pop in the fridge (it’ll last at least five … Read More

Sourdough Polenta
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Polenta doesn’t have to be all about corn, *and* you can ferment it making a tangy, pre-digested, filling dish. Watch the video below to see how easy it is! (Download written instructions here). I have another video that’ll show you … Read More

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Sourdough Porridge
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Fermenting oats into sourdough oatmeal or porridge is easy and has so many benefits: The oats will be softer, cook more quickly and be easier to digest. The resulting oatmeal will be more nutrient-dense thanks to reduction of the mineral-leaching … Read More

Letting Go of A Dream…I’m Leaving Italy
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I remember very clearly the first time I ever set foot in Italy. I’d organised a trip to the fairytale town (I’m not joking; Google it) of Urbino. I fell head over heels in love – the sun, the colours, … Read More

Collagen and Gelatin Made Simple
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The world of collagen and gelatin has been very hyped and, for some time it confused me! I kept seeing words like ‘peptides’ and ‘hydrolysed’, I realised there were many different types and sources of collagen and I didn’t know … Read More