I only use three things on my skin; witch hazel, olive oil, and natural unscented olive oil soap. That might sound rather limited but there are so many different ways to use olive oil that you’ll never get bored. I make my own lavender oil as a treatment for my skin, as a massage oil for tired muscles, and as an insect repellent in summer.
Walking the Goats and making Herbal Tea on the mountainside.
The addition of five rescue hens has pushed us into eggy abundance and finally I’ve been able to cross mayonnaise off my shopping list and make it at home.
Not many people know that the artichoke is from the same family as thistles, so I learnt from the plants already in abundance and have had much success growing artichokes. However, artichokes can be difficult to prepare for the dinner table if you don’t know what you’re doing. Here’s my recipe for a baked artichoke dip that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
My hand foraged wild rosemary is a particularly sustainable way to enjoy this powerful Mediterranean herb because there is no agriculture involved, no intensive farming, and no heavy machinery. It is beyond organic, having grown in an absolutely natural environment with only the natural rainfall for water and the beautiful Spanish sunshine to power its growth.
Well, says the elderly Spanish gentleman who sells us our bales of hay, you could try spraying the trees with “mierda de perros”- that’s the Spanish for “dog shit” in case you were wondering.
I absolutely hate buying my food from the supermarket. Every month I go through the grocery shopping receipts looking for something I can make myself at home. Here’s my recipe for Tomato Ketchup.
One of the foods we have in abundance is fresh goats cheese it’s a bit like “farmers cheese” or “cottage cheese”. I make it all the time with our fresh goats milk and there’s only so much you can spread on toast before it becomes boring. Syrniki is a butter fried Russian cheese cake served sweet with cream and jam. In my version it becomes savoury and is fried in our very own Freedom Farm Olive Oil.
How to make “Mexican Toffee” also known as Cajeta.
This week we find out how three different families poop in the wild.