Autumn. There are many things to love about this most anticipated of seasons (yes, even more anticipated than Christmas, 'cos winter's after that). Everyone will say it's the sweaters, the layers, the changing colours and the casting off of sweaty, sand scoured mosquito bites that they love most; but for me, it's always about The … Continue reading An Apple a Day (is not enough!)
by MK Martin There are one or two mentions of Pagan solstice festivals in the facebook feed these days. Midwinter is a 'trend', and did you know that Santa was really tripping on mushrooms? But one I've never heard of, until I went looking, is Yalda. I'll only give some brief details, as it's worth … Continue reading Yalda: Midwinter in Iran
by Pamela Capriotti Martin We’ve been blessed to have friends who love to cook as much as we do. Sally, Luke, and Sophie are great friends and Sally is a marvelous, creative cook and baker. And the cooks in our house, and the cooks in their house have a tendency to talk smack about whose … Continue reading Have a Holly, Jolly Meatball
By Pamela Capriotti Martin In my husband’s Italian/Irish household there were very specific dinners for every night of the week with some variations. Sunday was always a roast and his mother would make a sauce for the week ahead, which may have been used on a carne pizzaiola, or just pasta. Other nights there would be … Continue reading Our Pasta Fazoo
Made with a few peasant ingredients from all around, this soup is yummy, reduces inflammation, is soothing on the throat and pleasing to the eye.
Recently, a friend said to me: "If you want to encourage others to consider food as sacred and be mindful of what they're eating, you should probably start by doing so yourself." He was right.
There is an overwhelming sense of gratitude that occurs when one takes an active role in cultivating food, and the awareness that food is a gift, and not to be taken for granted.
Salads aren't just for summertime! Incorporate wild dandelion greens into your late winter/early spring menu with this recipe.
Continued erratic weather patterns can disrupt food security everywhere, and if we really want to ensure that we don't go hungry, then we have to take matters into our own hands. This means cultivating our own food wherever and whenever possible, and buying local produce that's in season.