“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.”
— Alfred Austin
The origin of Simnel cake dates back to medieval times. The word Simnel is thought to be derived from the Latin ‘smila’ meaning fine, wheaten flour from which the cakes were made.
As part of the Aromatic Year we want to introduce the concept of growing some of your own food in a small area and eating food that is in season as we go through the segments. I am creating a set of recipes for each segment using nourishing, nurturing (often vegan) ingredients. Each segment I will share a recipe on the blog. Read more …
St Valentine’s Day is held on February 14th and is traditionally a day when lovers express their affection by exchanging cards and gifts such as confectionary and flowers but its history goes back many centuries.
The festival on the 2nd February is called Candlemas as it became the day when all the Church’s candles for the year were blessed.
Welcome to the 1st February, Spring is stirring, and the Aromatic Year journey begins today. I am excited, apprehensive and inspired all at the same time! Traditionally the 1st February is celebrated in the Celtic calendar as Imbolc. This date being half way between...