I was in the kitchen, playing with samphire. Very small pun intended - couldn't resist. Seeing what I could cook with this seasonal delicacy. Turns out that the salty sea green samphire is the perfect compliment to the earthy new potato. Match made in heaven.
There are many varieties of mint, some of which are hybrids of garden escapees, and they all seem keen to intermarry. When we camped on the Shiant Isles in The Hebrides, the boys would run barefoot to pick mint from the burn.
This week, having been hit by a nasty cold and cough, I thought I would share with you this natural remedy that has kept me out of bed and still functioning, while some of my colleagues have been house bound for a week!