Category Archives: In the kitchen

Seasonal Tasks

Although the seasonal tasks I had in mind involved cutting back, weeding, clearing and the like, along with making sure all outstanding pots were planted out, these are not the only tasks that demand attention at this time of year. … Continue reading

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Let Me Introduce To You:

Galanthus ‘Jaquenetta’ and Galanthus ‘Maidwell L’ Galanthus ‘Mrs MacNamara’ & Galanthus ‘Upcher’ Galanthus ‘Lady Beatrix Stanley’ & what is probably a Galanthus hiemalis Galanthus ‘Walrus’ and …. cake Every extra degree of mildness has given the snowdrops a boost and … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Autumn Joy

I know I have set myself a difficult task, finding something for a vase every week, and particularly starting in mid-November, but in truth the fact that it IS a challenge will make me more determined to achieve it! Posting … Continue reading

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Seeing a Shrink

The batch of eating apples stopped looking at me accusingly yesterday and became mere shadows of their former selves, drying successfully as you can see from the right hand picture, with the original 3½lbs or so has produced around ½lb … Continue reading

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A Drier Day

Regardless of my fuzzy focus earlier in the week it has been SUCH a bitty few days with various commitments that even with a specific task to get on with it would have been hard to piece together enough time … Continue reading

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Rain Stops Play

I had just come back to the house after a lingering ramble late morning today, monitoring progress, looking for new emergences, checking labels and assessing the progress of the stream (still losing some water…grrr), having decided I had time to … Continue reading

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Goody Goody Yum Yum

Although the raspberries and loganberries can be just weighed and emptied straight into a freezing tray (saving enough for  few days’ addition to my breakfasts), it took a little time to pick over the blackcurrants that were harvested yesterday, removing … Continue reading

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Being a Bit Picky

I shall have to write a list of Cool Jobs to do as the week continues, for both indoors and out it has been exceedingly warm and airless today. Even the birds were subdued, the only sounds in the garden … Continue reading

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The Last Shall be First

The last wet few days have meant I could concentrate on my test paper marking, but still with occasional rambles to restore my soul. I braved the afternoon’s dampness yesterday to venture down to the greenhouse, where I was as … Continue reading

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One a Penny, Two a Penny

I delayed my rambles round the garden today until well fortified by lunching on hot cross buns, still warm from the oven. As with most days this week the mornings have seen the garden bathed in sunshine following the clear … Continue reading

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