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Fermenting for Flavour

A common criticism I hear of vegan food is that it’s bland, unexciting. It’s flavour profile can be flat, and so while one might eat to be satisfied nutritionally and physically, you can’t help but be left wanting more. Somewhat begrudgingly, I can see a point here, even with my love of veggies and part-time vegan diet..! It’s not ‘more’ in terms of indulgence, but ‘more’ in terms of intensity and complexity of flavour, and of satiating deliciousness.

Josephine O'Hare
Cooking from a Kitchen Garden

Over the Winter Jeff, the gardener, and I liaised over which plants to grow, in what configurations, and when best to plant them. Long story short, the most wondrous glut of baby carrots, candy-striped beetroot, tomatoes and runner beans is imminent, a week after our last guests have left (!)

Josephine O'Hare
Daylesford Organic Summer Festival

Daylesford Organic’s Summer Festival was a celebration of many things, but perhaps first and foremost a lesson in how to respect, appreciate and enjoy our countryside and all that it has to offer.

I was lucky enough to be invited to take part in three events throughout the day. The first was our latest installment of Daylesford Discusses, and on this occasion our topic was bees – their importance and plight, what’s being done, and what we can each do.

Josephine O'Hare