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HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR WINDFALLS (OR SOMEONE ELSE’S) PART TWO – spicy

HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR WINDFALLS (OR SOMEONE ELSE’S) PART TWO – spicy

I hope you still have some apples left as this recipe is a cracker especially if you like spicy food. It comes from my preserving bible mentioned in the previous post but with a couple of added tweaks. The recipe is a relish rather than […]

How to preserve your windfalls (or someone else’s) Part one – Sweet

How to preserve your windfalls (or someone else’s) Part one – Sweet

Most of us know someone who has an apple tree if we don’t ourselves. At this time of year if you live in a particularly friendly area you might find a box of apples outside someones house that says ‘please help yourself’ so do help […]

Hokusai’s beautiful prints

Hokusai’s beautiful prints

Earlier this year I had the utterly delightful opportunity to see the ‘Hokusai – Beyond the Great Wave’ exhibition at the British Museum. It left me a bit speechless. I have been to hundreds of exhibitions over the years of all sorts of art but […]

Sewing in the sun.

Sewing in the sun.

My friend Anne in Blandford is a very productive sewer. She makes beautiful clothes. Her website is sewmadeup.co.uk if you would like to see her work, she is also a photographer so the images are also stunning! So she showed me a fab book she […]

And finally I went to India

And finally I went to India

Since the age of about thirteen I have wanted to go to India. I grew up in a community with many Asian friends (I learned to make chapatis when I was ten) and have always loved their culture, food, colour and clothes. Finally some thirty […]

A Wander in Florence

A Wander in Florence

A few years ago after a trip to Florence I created a book for The Sketchbook Project in Brooklyn New York. I used images from my sketchbook and turned them into cyanotype prints and used some photos I had taken turning them into sepia images […]