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Sourdough Oatcakes

Oatcakes were the one of the staple foods of the Scottish, Welsh, Irish and nothern English populations long before the advent of the more modern grain, wheat. The ‘cake’ in their name may make our modern minds think that they … Read More

Traditional Scottish Oatcakes

Are you with me in your love of oats? Creamy, golden, comforting, filling…what is there not to like?! Enjoying oats is not just about porridge; oats are far more flexible than mainstream food would have us believe. The British have … Read MoreRead More

My Son Gabriel’s Natural Birth

My son, Gabriel, was born on April 7th 2014 at home, in water, with minimal assistance and no drugs. I did not come from a family of home-birthers. The only births I’d seen were on television (and they are always … Read More

Come Preparare il Kefir d’Acqua

Cosa serve? Un barattolo di vetro della grandezza di circa 1 litro con un coperchio o un tovagliolo con elastico per coprirlo Una bottiglia di vetro con un tappo ermetico Un colino abbastanza piccolo preferibilmente in plastica Un imbuto preferibilimente … Read MoreRead More

How To Make Fermented Gingerbread Cookies

If you want to try some long-maturing honeyed gingerbread dough for Christmas cookies, don’t think October is too early to start! Traditionally, doughs with flour and honey were laid down to ‘ferment’ for months before the final recipe was mixed … Read More