Welcome to The Botanical Kitchen

A TINY ATLAS. A PLACE DEVOTED TO BOTANICAL COOKERY AND A CONSIDERED EXISTENCE. IT'S APPRECIATION OF SLOWNESS; OF GESTURES; OF NATURAL BEAUTY & OF GATHERING.

The Botanical Kitchen is a  journal that exists to give creative root to an idea; one that dismisses modern drudgery in favour of the sonder that can be found in simplicity & solidarity. It is an archive of botanically minded thoughts and recipes; an illustration of gathered rituals and routines. It is a place for sustenance and of reference; one that meanders between ordinary life and the beautiful fringe at its borders.

 
 
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The Recipe Ledger

NATURAL / SIMPLE / SEASONAL

Food has sustained generations of people, each with practices born of time, culture, and circumstance. Of us, it makes allies, companions, and communities and while good food isn’t always convenient it needn’t be extravagant either. Simplicity often yields the most savored meal and so the fare that follows is both beautifully simple and botanically minded.

 

Made Moments

placemaking / gatherings / menus

In a curated table a place is made; one that might be temporary yet nevertheless it entertains human occupation for a brief moment. To think then of the sometimes unnoticed details; the materiality, the palette, the provenance we heighten what joy there is in the experience. To gather and dine is to invite pause and this table scenery is an ode to just that.

 

In Conversation

creativity / lifestyle / resource

Insight and intuition are so often lost to the in-between moments of daily life; like secret whispers passed around while a table is laid or meal prepared. To appreciate the commonalities we share though is powerful and sometimes even revelations that seem insignificant can change a trajectory. These compositions then are simply a repository for collective wisdom.

 
 
 
 
 
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Watercolours by Karin Johannesson.