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?
24/11/2021
The Strawberry Tree: An Astonishing Seasonal Fruit You Never Knew Existed

Strutting its stuff on the catwalk this week is the Strawberry Tree.  This isn’t a magical tree that grows Strawberries in winter but it does grow edible fruit that ripens in November and December. There really is something for every season! For years I believed my Mama had made up the Strawberry Tree and that […]

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23/11/2021
Kitchen Table Revolution this Christmas!

Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.” – Dr. Seuss Only £47 in total for for three months for you and a friend! Thats less than £2 a week!  "Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that […]

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13/10/2021
Barmbrack: Haunting Irish Halloween Traditions You've Never Heard Of

Few cakes come with credentials as astounding as Brambrak. It's a traditional Irish Cake with a sizeable claim to fame- one slice will reveal your future.

Come Halloween, a Barmbrack would be baked, sliced and served amongst family and friends in almost every Irish home. But unlike a simple sponge, this cake had a mystical twist. Buried within the fruit-filled cake hide a number of charms- the baker's tools of divination. To find one within your slice was to steal a glance into your future.

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30/09/2021
Lifting the Lid on a Kitchen Classic: Why Nutella is a No-Go

When it comes to hedgerow foraging, one of our favorite seasonal gems is the humble hazelnut. It’s deliciously nutty and fantastically versatile- a true treat. This week’s recipe centers around this hedgerow hero, pairing it with silky smooth chocolate- a true match made in heaven.  For those of you yet to buy our latest bestseller: […]

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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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25/08/2021
Blessed be the Fruit? Blackberries and Beelzebub

A berry-laden blackberry bush is an iconic symbol of the end of summertime. It seems to soften the blow of autumn's ceaseless approach- a sweet treat gifted in commiseration for the return of dark, cold days. A single bush will attract a whole village- suited commuters, sullen teens and sprightly children all stopping a moment […]

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05/08/2021
Pop your Cherry with our Forgaing Fairystories.

The cherry tree is perhaps best recognised as an icon of spring- it’s lightly pink or white blossoms arriving around easter, marking the festival of rebirth and new beginnings. It has become a global favourite, with people the world over waiting with bated breath for the jaw-droppingly beautiful explosion of blossom.  As many beautiful blossom […]

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30/06/2021
Foraging Fairy Tales: Elder - North American Folklore

When I think of Native Americans I am guilty of being influenced more by old cowboy films than real life.  In my mind I see feather headdresses, redskins and peace pipes.  I also hear the very haunting, smooth montage music as my ‘Indian Brave’ is at one with nature and sending smoke signals across the […]

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09/06/2021
Foraging Fairytales: Elderflower- Friend of Foe?

Elderflower season has arrived! As with many things in this peculiar year it's a little later than usual, but we don't mind. It's a delight to have the queen of British summertime gracing our fields and hedgerows once again. To celebrate the return of Elder's beautiful blooms, and the release of our bestselling first book […]

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