Earl Grey Tea Loaf

Here is the recipe that features on my weekly vlog, The Shawpits Diaries. Head over there for the method, but here are the ingredients: 250g prunes250ml hot Earl Grey tea Steep overnight. 1 egg250g plain flour1tsp baking powder 150g soft brown sugarZest of 1 lemon (preferably a bergamot lemon) Mix the dry ingredients gently in … Continue reading Earl Grey Tea Loaf

Bee Courses for Christmas

This Christmas is going to be a strange one for many, although less so for me as I usually spend Christmas Day on my own or with my children, and actually I find it blissfully relaxing! My older two have moved away so now it's just Rosie and me, and this year we have our … Continue reading Bee Courses for Christmas

What can beekeeping teach us?

Beekeeping is more than just keeping bees, and right now, with the world in a state of flux, I feel it is more important than ever. Not, I hasten to add, because we should all be installing hives, but an understanding of a bee colony allows us to connect with the interactions of nature so … Continue reading What can beekeeping teach us?