We have great ambitions: to show the world you can be happier when you are in tune with the seasons while creating amazing memories and making the world a better place for future generations.

So let us take you on a magical adventure of a world where all plastic isn’t seen as evil and we know the season to eat sardines.

We know we aren’t perfect and don’t get everything right but we are honest! That is how we can all be the catalyst for change. Rise up and join us in Starting a Revolution from your Kitchen Table and get mouth watering recipes, magical event invites and seasonal news you won’t believe you lived without?
20/04/2022
Radical Rhubarb: Romance and Revolution

Sit back as I take you through the history of time on the journey of Rhubarb as we undercover candlelit sheds and wartime treats.

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16/03/2022
On the Catwalk: Luscious Leeks

Strutting its leaves on the catwalk this week is the Luscious Leek. Hippocrates thought they could cure nosebleeds and Moorfields Eye Hospital say they are good for your eyesight. Read on to find out who thought they could improve your singing voice and to try Duncans Poached Leeks with Dragoncello Sauce Recipe. Something special for […]

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05/01/2022
Fir Real: Eat your Christmas Tree

Taking down the Christmas Tree can fill you with sadness as the twinkly lights are put away for another year. Yet it doesn't have to be like this. Your Christmas Tree can keep giving to you all year round.

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24/12/2021
Rudolph's Pickled Red Nosed Spiced Red Cabbage

It's long been known that Spiced Red Cabbage is secretly Rudolph's favourite food, but did you know that he prefers it with a subtle hint of juniper? He also loves how the fruity sharpness that comes with pickling cut's so beautifully through your Christmas Dinner. Not to mention that this simple recipe can be done well in advance, saving loads of time and effort on the big day.

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16/11/2021
Stir It Up Sunday and The Christmas Pudding: A Pud So Good it was Made Illegal

The last Sunday before advent (which this year fell on November 21st 2021) marks a festive tradition that’s almost as old as the big man in red. Generations of pudding-hungry Britons have been celebrating this event for centuries and for us, it’s a staple of the festive season that’s almost as important as the big […]

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08/10/2021
How did Rosehips Help Us Win the War?

When it comes to flowers, there are few the brits love quite as much as the rose. Its beautiful blooms and breathtaking scent have enthralled the hearts of the nation for over half a millennia (since the Tudor Rose became our nation’s emblem), despite the bite of its sharp thorns. This love is shown in […]

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07/10/2021
Brace for the Turkey Nightmare before Christmas 2021.

t’s a bit of a cliche these days to say that Christmas comes earlier each year. In the Kitchen Table Revolution, we started preparing for yuletide festivities way back in January when we set aside a special jar of home-made marmalade. It continues throughout the year, having just bottled our stash of Sloe Gin and visited a pear tree (minus the partridge) to gather the main ingredients for this weekend's make; Rosehip and Pear Jelly (see recipe below). The perfect alternative to cranberry sauce to go with this year's Turkey.

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29/09/2021
Juniper 101; Terrific Tipsy Tales and Sozzled Stories.

Researching for this blog I opened a veritable Pandora's box of folklore.  Apparently juniper could be used for anything from Protecting your home from thieves and witches, treating burns and even a vaginal douche. Oh, and making Gin of course.

It is my job to distill the stories to the very spirit of what this seemingly powerful plant meant to our ancestors and indeed still means to many people today. This is no mean feat, as Juniper turns out to be one of the most widespread shrubs in the Northern Hemisphere, being found from the arctic tundra in the North, right to the edge of the tropics in the South, and everywhere in between.

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08/09/2021
Crab Apple: The Look of Love

The crab apple is the prehistoric ancestor of the apple and cousin of the rose.  There is so much myth and legend that surrounds it, not least because of the shape that lays inside - a pentagram. Slices of apples placed neatly on saucers have been found in tombs dating back over 5,000 years. The […]

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30/07/2021
Umami: The Mysterious History of the Elusive Fifth Flavour

Come with me now on a journey through time and space, to the fifth dimension of flavour, Umami. It’s the dawn of time.  Our ancestor is examining the remains of her charred jungle home after narrowly escaping a devastating forest fire with her life.  Just a little way from the edge of where the inferno […]

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