foraging blackberries

Foraging

The hedges seem to be particularly bountiful this year, I’m not sure that they are any different or just that Im taking more notice on my daily walk down the road. Rosa Canina ( commonly known as the dog rose ) the lovely pale pink wild rose is in abundance and just as well as…

Granny Blacker’s Soda Farls

My Granny Blacker with my brother, my cousin and myself on the right circa 1972 This is my maternal grandmother’s recipe for Soda Farls. She baked these every day in life, asking my grandfather every day what he would like for his ‘tea’ when regardless of the answer it was always Soda Farls.  My grandparents…