Chickweed – a mildly annoying weed to gardeners and allotmenteers, as it spreads rapidly across cultivated soil but is also easily removed – turns out to be full of vitamins and minerals, as well as being a recognised medicinal herb with healing and cleansing properties.* More »


Common brown snails, the sort you find in the garden, can be just about worth eating but you have to put in time and a lot of extra flavour to make a worthwhile dish – but with the benefit of managing the numbers of molluscs in your garden during the early growing season (April-June), it might be worth the effort. Have a look around the web for more information but this is what I’ve been doing … More »

Rhubarb and ginger jam

The flavours of rhubarb and ginger work really well together – warm, spicy and fruity. So this is a delicious jam, great on toast and brilliant as a sauce for sponge puddings. Comfort food for cold and rainy days. More »