Monday, 10 December 2012

Scots Dumpies - the teenage years!

This is Geordie, he's teaching Wee Donald to crow lol  Rabbie the third cockerel of the clutch isn;t crowing yet, but won't be long.  There are two hens with them,  but I've not named them yetMore pic of them, and the Shetland ducks to follow

No need for this now!


Sunday, 9 December 2012

The Wild Life - book review

The Wild Life by John Lewis-Stempel

For anyone with even a passing interest in wild/foraged food, I would suggest this is one of the best books ever written on the subject. So much more than just a collection of recipes, or liste of seasonal foraging.It containts a huge amount of information about nature, animals and birds, in 4 seasonasections.He decides to go it alone and only eat what he can forage for a whole year, despite living in the house with his wife (Waitrose fan  :lol: ) and two children. I think he sticks admirably to his goals throughout.
There is no pretentiousness at all that I can see; the recipes are good and plain, sticking within his remit - there's a few things in there I really want to try.
Give it a read, well worth it; mine arrived yesterday afternoon and I finished it at breakfast time this morning - couldn't  put it down.