Travelling in our van

Our exciting news – we moved out of our flat in London into a camper van:

Camper Van

We’re currently travelling in France, looking for an area we would like to live, where we can buy land to set up some kind of raw food retreat/holiday centre. I will try and keep this blog updated with our progress, photos and of course all the wild food we are finding.

We have found quite a few wild strawberries, but the other day Jolita spotted what looked like a massive patch but on closer inspection we realised that they weren’t strawberries:

Mock strawberry

And here’s a real wild strawberry to compare:

Real strawberry

When I next got access to the internet, I looked it up and found that it is called Mock Strawberry, False Strawberry or Indian Strawberry, Latin Potentilla indica (formerly Duchesnea indica and it is stilled listed as this in some places). It is edible, so next time we found some I tried one – it has almost no flavour and it is white inside just like real strawberries.

Clever music video

Today is a holiday so no raw food, just a fun and very clever video I found while randomly surfing the internet. It’s an acapella version of the Ben Folds Five song Best Imitation of Myself. Hope you like it.

Not so frequently asked questions

I got this email today from a customer I had just sent some maca powder to:

“Should the raw powder be stored in the internet, or an airtight tin?”

My reply, keep it in an airtight container of course, if you store it in the internet, the mouse might eat it!

(I’m not making this up, someone really asked me that question!)