Friday 26 May 2023

Cottagecore Kitchen Finds

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One of my favourite places in my home at the moment is this corner of my kitchen. The open shelves, mason jars and trailing houseplants just make my heart sing. In the Summer, I love to whip up a fresh batch of bread or a colourful, delicious salad, so I wanted to make sure I had a kitchen that I felt comfortable being in. 

Although I love pretty pieces in the kitchen, I like them to be practical too, so my excuse for my excessive dish collection is that it helps me when baking - that's what I like to tell myself anyway. I love switching items around depending on the season, so this Urban Outfitters Sunflower Bowl is perfect for Summer, whilst this Pumpkin Dish would be great for Autumn.  

I purchased the Kilner Spice Jars a few years back now and I love the way they're displayed on my open shelves. I used a Vintage Style Label Maker to make the stickers on them and I just love that they not only look pretty, but they're practical too. 


Thursday 25 May 2023

Wild Garlic Foraging + Butter Recipe

Wild garlic foraging recipes
Wild garlic foraging recipes

When I was younger, in my primary school days, I have a vivid memory of the local woodland having a strong wild garlic scent throughout April and May. Wild garlic, also known as Ramsons, are known to be a sign of ancient woodland and not only does it smell delicious, you can actually use it in food too. 

Now, I would recommend anyone looking to pick wild garlic, to have a read up on what it looks like and where's best to forage as there are similar looking plants that can be dangerous to consume. Once you're familiar with wild garlic, then grab yourself a wicker basket and get collecting the leaves. Never dig up the actual bulbs of the garlic as they have no use in cooking and instead it'll mean the plants won't grow back the following year. 

Wild garlic can be used in basil pesto, asparagus salads or it can be used inside homemade gnocchi. One of my personal favourite recipes is wild garlic butter which I'm going to share the simple and easy recipe with you today. 


300ml Double Cream

Foraged Wild Garlic


Electric whisk or mason jar 


If you're using a mason jar, you need to pour your double cream inside and get shaking. You want it to separate until you have a lump of butter and buttermilk. 

I personally use an electric whisk. Starting on a low setting, mix the double cream until it becomes thick. You want to continue past the 'whipped cream' Staes until it separates into a solid butter lump and buttermilk. You want to save the buttermilk for future use (in chocolate muffins or pancakes!). 

In a separate bowl, add a few cubes of ice to water. Add the solid butter to the water and wash until any remaining buttermilk is washed out. 

Wash and dry the foraged wild garlic leaves thoroughly. Chop them up as finely as you'd like. 

In a separate bowl add your butter and then add the chopped up wild garlic alongside salt to taste. 

If you're not shaping your butter then you can pop this into the fridge. If you want to give it shape, then I place it in cling film and then roll up it's in the shape I want. 



Tuesday 23 May 2023

The Cottagecore Spring Dress Edit

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'Cottagecore' still best describes my Spring and Summer wardrobe with lots of ditsy floral prints, soft fabrics and comfortable silhouettes. I've put together a list of some of my recent favourite finds, so if you're looking for a new Summer dress, then look no further. 

I often like to do a spot of window shopping at Sezane and I came across a couple of pieces that I think would slot into my wardrobe perfectly. I can imagine frolicking around the Summer fields in the Mayla Dress with my basket bike and the Marla Dress just screams a seaside getaway.  

The gingham print is perfect for Summer and I absolutely adore my new Hill House Daphne Dress which is a beautiful lilac shade. It has flutter sleeves and a shirred back detail which are both super flattering and comfortable too! Although I definitely stick to more understated pieces, I I can't help but luster after some more beautiful dresses like the Ivy City Co Flora Dress which I I feel like I need to have an excuse to wear - I think it'd be great for a garden party. 

Below are my other top picks: 

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