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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?
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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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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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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19/05/2021
Foraging Fairytales: Wild Garlic

 Also known as: Bear’s Garlic, Gypsies Onions or Ramsons/Ramsins. When it comes to wild garlic, I just can’t get enough. Since first scouting it in March, I've spent many a walk lining my (now lightly fragranced) pockets with bushels of the stuff. Unfortunately the season is coming to an end, so I’ll be spending evenings […]

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14/05/2021
The Wonder of Woodlands: Stress Relief and a Strong Drink

How do you quiet your mind?   Stress relief comes in many forms- exercise, meditation, forest bathing are all amazing ways to quiet your mind and connect with yourself.  But I'd be lying if I said I didn’t occasionally indulge in less constructive forms of stress relief- a strong drink.  But there’s a reason people flock […]

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13/05/2021
The Coppicing Cure: Woodlands and Wellbeing

As we’ve been learning this week, nature is one of your biggest allies in getting yourself out of  a slump. Walking, forest bathing- even living near trees is enough to boost mood and lower stress. But unless you’re lucky enough to live in the Bahamas, the chances are you’re no stranger to the gloriously wet […]

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13/05/2021
7 Fascinating Facts About Woodlands and Wellbeing

Our society is becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of getting outdoors.  Many of us have flocked to natural places during the pandemic- finding solace from the stress of nationwide lockdown in local greenspaces. In fact, 45% of people reported that getting out in nature has helped them to cope throughout the pandemic.  We can […]

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06/05/2021
Wild Violet Foraging: The Secrets to Success

Up until a week ago, I hadn’t the foggiest how to find a violet. I wasn’t even sure what they looked like! But having spent some time scouring the countryside (thankfully my friends don’t mind waiting whilst I examine random leaves and flowers while we walk) I’m seeing them everywhere.  What do Violets look like? […]

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24/04/2021
Foraging Fairytales: 5 Fabulous Dandelion Flower Power Recipes

Dandelion Magic: Size Matters Dandelions are popping up everywhere at the moment. So why not treat those you love the most in your life and cook up some beautiful dandelions to eat, Give the ultimate gift this year - your time and a new experience and get your family out collecting.  Get outside, take in […]

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