The rules of blackberry picking (and a blackberry compote recipe.)

blackberry picking

There's only one thing better than food and that's free food.   (Not shoplifting obviously, that would be wrong and you might get arrested.) But food that's just hanging around in hedgerows waiting to be picked. Like blackberries. Blackberry picking is one of those idyllic Autumn pursuits that can actually be quite unpleasant … [Read more...]

It’s not over til it’s over…

Joules bird scarf

You know summer is officially over when a major supermarket starts selling snow shovels. I'm not talking about hidden away in some corner, but right in your face as soon as you walk in. Because clearly, we could all get snowed in at any moment and in Britain we like to be prepared. Oh please, Tesco, give us a break. It's … [Read more...]