A bad egg?

An issue where consumer action can have a real impact on the way things work.. Unsustainable palm oil is hidden in many products, and is directly responsible for the destruction of millions of acres of rainforest. Think happy orangutan* thoughts and avoid Easter eggs from bad people! See here for a table listing the results of a survey on palm oil use in chocolate. *and countless other less photogenic species, indigenous humans, general ecological damage, greenhouse gas emissions and PUPPIES** **not puppies. Except indirectly.

Lemon Meringue XTREEM ginger MAX Pie

I had been fancying lemon meringue pie for some time, like this..

lemon (yum!) meringue (yum!) pie (urrr.. pastry..) *repeat*

Working with the following constants, what has been deemed ‘Best Lemon Meringue Pie Ever’ and also ‘How Pie SHOULD Be’ was created.

Lemony goop is delicious
Meringue is delicious
The crispy outside of Meringue is the best bit
Pastry is a bit bum
Shortbread however, is yum!
..ginger and lemons is nice yes

Sloe progress

A blog you say? I have one of those? I must tie a note in my finger. Not much has happened in the wild foods section in leekworld recently, there was a brief go at rose jelly, but it was more of a strange syrup in the end – I have learned from the experience however, and will share that 1lb of wild rose petals is a completely ridiculous amount, and would take all flipping day to collect – IF you could find enough bushes! Moving on.. an offer of access to a good big clump of (semi) wild blackthorns (plus apples and plums) has rekindled me creative juices. Sloe gin is the first and most obvious choice, but I’m…

Addict until proven innocent..

Boots the chemist will no longer sell citric acid over the counter..¬† So in addition to being given shifty looks, you also get turned away to pursue your sordid business elsewhere, thankyou. Luckily for me, Lloyds Pharmacy just up the road doesn’t care if you’re a junkie or a WI member (or both, or neither..), and I was able to obtain all the ingredients and equipment for tomorrows elderflower and rose products extravaganza…