Carrot and coriander soup

Butter, 1 lb carrots, an onion, 2 sticks celery, 1 tb coriander, leftover chicken stock, salt, pepper and some fresh cilantro. Cook. Blend. Add some cream. Advertisements

The prettiest sight I ever did see

Findings from the market today… Blackberries (for jam… coming soon), sweet peas, yarrow and ranunculus flowers.


3 days of sailing, a week in Hawaii, and it was the herb-gathering trip after I got back that did me in. What happened? I stopped taking high doses of cod liver oil because I thought I was out of the danger zone*. But no. I spent about 4 1/2 hours out there having fun, … Continue reading

Home made mayonnaise

I highly recommend that you try it. I used Julia Child’s basic proportions, just cut down since it’s only me eating it tonight. 1 egg, 1/8 tsp mustard, few shakes of salt, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, and olive oil until it stopped emulsifying. I used a hand whisk. It was really easy. And with some … Continue reading