Over the coming weeks we are going to see a surge in delicious seasonal produce as they come into season and we are very excited about it. Think strawberries, broccoli, asparagus, and all the gorgeous berries for foraging over the summer months!
With the changing of the seasons, it means we’ll say goodbye to a lot of pickable edibles for this season, but thanks to preserving there are so many ways to keep them in your fridge over the coming months. We visited Burtown House & Gardens during the week for a photoshoot – more to come on that over the coming weeks – and absolutely love their approach to using everything seasonal and a big part of their menu is grown on the grounds. They also create sauces, pickles, and syrups so that these ingredients can still be used on the menu in months to come.
This week we’re pickling Magnolia flowers. These vibrant flowers have been brightening our gardens over the past couple of weeks, but as beautiful as they are to look at, they’re incredibly delicious to eat too.
The recipe is slightly different to that of our Dandelion buds in that it also includes rice vinegar.
1 large bunch of Magnolia flowers washed and dried
1.5 cups rice vinegar
1 cup white sugar (granulated or caster work)
1 teaspoon salt
Place rice vinegar and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil adding salt at the end. Place your magnolia flowers in a jar and pour the mixture over. Leave to pickle for a day or two. These are delicious to eat on their own or with your salads and once kept in the fridge will last you a number of weeks! Happy Pickling!
We were very much inspired by Leviathan Food for this, who have a great selection of recipes with stunning photography on their website.
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The Travel Mask:
At this time we only produce in 1 size, Medium. Currently, we are NOT able to produce in Large due to production limitations during the COVID-19 lockdown. These are adult sizes only. We do not currently make masks for children.
We recommended mask size selection dimensions based on average face ratios. A women’s faces tends to be smaller than a man’s face so typically women will require a Medium and men will require a Large. We do recommend you check the size required by following our measuring guide below before ordering.
The dimensions of The Travel Mask are -
Medium: 23.5cm wide and 12.5cm high
Large: 26.5cm wide x 14.5cm high
So to select your size use this guide - with a measuring tape, measure the distance across the middle of your face over the tip of your nose to within 2cm from each ear. Next measure the distance between your chin to the bridge of your nose.
For Medium Travel masks -
Cross face measurements will be between 25cm and 28cm. Chin to the bridge of nose measurements will be between 10cm and 13cm.
For Large Travel Masks -
Cross face measurements will be between 28cm and 31cm. Chin to the bridge of nose measurements will be between 13cm and 16cm.