Welcome to Tastebotanical
If you are tired of artificial flavourings which do not capture the zing and depth of natural ingredients you are in the right place! I make simple, seasonal recipes which are mainly vegetarian. Home-made versions of lots of your favourite recipes are easier than you might think and taste so much better than shop-bought equivalents. You can also give them an easy twist to make them a little bit different.
I am passionate about using the natural ingredients that grow in my garden and in the countryside around my home, and those that come from more exotic locations, to add flavour to my life! And the good news is that it is really easy to capture the essence of fruit, flowers, herbs and spices so that you can play with flavour combinations. It is easy, cheap and you can produce food and drinks which suit your own tastes and have a lot of fun in the process.
What am I cooking now?
It is spring and I am rediscovering my love of edible flowers. If you are looking for an easy show-stopping cake, you like my Lemon and Elderflower Sponge with Edible Flowers.
I am also really enjoying making some traditional English puddings. There is something really nurturing about making an Apple Crumble – and it is really, really easy!
What other kind of recipes will you find on my blog? Well, here’s a taste!
If you want to see all my recipes, have a look on my Recipe Index page. There are loads to choose from!