The Hive and World HoneyBee Day

The Hive at Kew Gardens-8209From a distanceย “The Hive” installation at Kew Gardens represents a swarm of bees. Step inside and the multi-sensory elements of the structure responds in real-time toย vibrations and sounds from within a beehive. LED lights in โ€œThe Hiveโ€ light up and flicker as bees communicate with one another. Continue reading

Homemade Apple Jelly with Rosemary

Apple Jelly with RosemaryStepping back in time at Kew Gardens the royal kitchens now silent and deserted, I tried to imagine the everyday hustle and bustle of busy cooks and servants. For sure larders were once filled with seasonal preserves and feeling a little nostalgic, somehow, apple jelly came to mind. Inspiration can come from the strangest of places! I love taking time to make small batches of preserves and this sweet Apple Jelly with Rosemary makes a delicious condiment to serve alongside a cheese board with a mature cheddar or semi-hard goats cheese. Continue reading

Watermelon with Goats Cheese, Basil and Sweet Pickled Watermelon

Watermelon with Goats Cheese and Pickled Watermelon-2I had planned to put this watermelon recipe on my blog before traveling, but never managed to do so. It’s an easy refreshing salad and the only time-consuming part would be if you planned on using a melon baller to shape the watermelon. Continue reading

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