I know I bang on about Seasonal Rituals a lot here on Littlegreenshed. My rituals are important to me. But when I say rituals I don’t necessary mean a voodoo witchcraft ritual, instead more about the little routines that are done year after, forming markers in the yearly calendar. Something to look forward to, to
I love making my own mincemeat, the smell is wonderful! It’s really really simple, and makes about five jars, which is ample if your family has a slight mince pie addiction like mine. If you pot the mixture up in pretty jam jars, they make great edible gifts too. I have searched for a recipe
Autumn makes me feel so alive. I find summer wonderful, don’t get me wrong, but I also find it exhausting. Perhaps its the British obsession with the weather, that if the sun is shining we ‘must’ be out there doing something. Making the most of it. That, and six weeks of school holidays, summer is
Well it’s April, and that must mean it’s wild garlic season. Time to get out there and gather the ingredients for your supper. We always head to our favourite place, a small wooded valley just outside of Bristol. The wooded valley has a bubbling stream running through it, with one side a pine forest plantation
Today heralds the Spring Equinox, surely the start of actual Spring and a point where day will slip slowly by the hour toward Summer. Days are lengthening and light is returning once more. It’s all happening this week, the Equinox, and the Clocks going back…. lighter evenings at last! What will be do with that
Before I get in to this post, I want to say this isn’t a post about how this year I’m going transform myself into a fit svelte being, have masses of money, quit biting my nails and travel to all those bucket list places. No.
Finally! We have found time to go and choose our Christmas tree. One of my favourite rituals of the year, selecting our tree from the fields and then chopping it down. I know I posted about an artificial tree a few weeks ago, but I really missed the smell of a real one, so I
This Christmas Eve, we are celebrating with a few of our dear friends. A chance to chat over a special meal, drink a cocktail or two and swap gifts. Christmas Eve needs to be a special affair, but a light one, nothing too heavy to digest as we have a huge feast coming up the