My name is Kathy and I’m the face behind herbs and spice. I’m a food obsessive mum of three boys and one little girl based in Suffolk, England.
I love to cook (and eat!) and have always been fascinated between the link between what we eat and our health. But over the last few years I’ve become really fed up with the manipulative way food is sold to us and the constant press coverage of what we should or shouldn’t be eating. I think if we’re all left to it, we pretty much understand that anything that grows on the land is usually good for us (poisonous plants excluded of course). And I don’t think you need a degree in rocket science to work out that most things that are in ‘buy one get one free’ or other special offers in the supermarkets usually aren’t.
I think it’s time to move away from the fads, trends and endless diets. Ideally, I’d like all of us to go back to a more traditional way of cooking and more importantly eating. Times when we didn’t eat strawberries in January just because we can buy some anaemic looking fruit that claims to be a strawberry in a large supermarket. Or times when we understood that milk or meat was not cheap, so one piece was made to last all week, or it wasn’t eaten at all. When meat wasn’t pumped full of antibiotics or grown in horrendous conditions in farms with a carbon footprint comparable to an international airline company. I’m not actually a vegetarian, but I don’t like to eat a lot of meat or fish, and when I do I want to make sure that every last bit is eaten and nothing is wasted. That’s why you’ll find a lot of vegetarian recipes on the blog, and quite a few vegan ones but why you’ll also find every so often a recipe for offal or other unpopular cuts. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
I’m sure it’s relatively easy to eat delicious, healthy and cheap food that makes the best of what’s available to us and if you agree (or even if you don’t!) have a read, drop me a line or post a comment. I’d love to hear your thoughts too.