At the start of the COVID pandemic, for the first time ever I was unable to source essential remedies like echinacea and elderflower because my herb suppliers had run out of stock. It was alarming (and not to mention ironic) that during a global pandemic when we...
Vinegar is among the oldest foods and medicines known to humans, and is believed to have been in use for some ten thousand years. Before refrigeration, vinegar was used to preserve and flavour food, as a medicine, and as a base ingredient for cosmetics. The word...
There are many beautiful plants and herbs that can serve us well over the cold winter months. One of my favourites comes from the native elder shrub. This beautiful tree grows right here in Cornwall, and as if by magic, the berries are ready for harvesting just before...
As a child, I was an inquisitive forager. Despite growing up in a relatively urban area, most of my time was spent outdoors, something I believe paved the way for the unusual career path I later followed. My favourite pastime involved hopping on my bike to go hunting...
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