Category Archives: In the kitchen

In the Post

I had some exciting things in the post yesterday, along with the usual ‘rectangulars’ (our new word for junk mail): a bundle of ‘free’ seeds from the RHS, a new edition of Which? Gardening with the opportunity to take part … Continue reading

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The Jam-maker’s Lament

Not too lamentable a ballad, fortunately, as my Mum had hinted that she ought to look at the back of her jam shelf, and suggested (nay – she may actually have asked) that it was something I could do whilst … Continue reading

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Made for Walking, but not in the Garden

We gardening bloggers are clearly well-rounded individuals and not completely obsessed by our gardens as my favourite blogs have included all sorts of creative things recently from corduroy pinafores and rugs (Hillwards), interesting Scandinavian culinary adventures (Croft Garden) and wreaths … Continue reading

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A Port for a Storm

Although we had less rain than some parts of the country last month the ground in the chucks’ enclosure has become increasingly waterlogged and we come back six inches taller every time we pay them a visit to get them … Continue reading

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Confessional*

Come closer, Don’t tell – My head is hung In shame. Pride at my Timely dealing With apples (scabby, but ours) Came before my fall (and theirs). Are you ready? Shhh! I have bought apples……. Shock! Horror! You should make … Continue reading

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Rose Hip Hurray!

One of our dog roses has been covered in hips this year, so I have braved the thorns and picks about a pound of hips and made some rose hip syrup, remembered by many from school puddings of childhood and well … Continue reading

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What is this life…

…..if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare, or at least sit down and be creative once in a while.  I have, though, spent some time creating Christmas puddings in the last couple of days, aided … Continue reading

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Cottage Industry

I am waiting for the extremities of this orange pepper to ripen before I decide what to with it – it is astonishingly large although I am not sure if it is meant to be a particularly large-fruiting variety. The plant came from the … Continue reading

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Weather or Not

I wasn’t sure whether to post this picture or one of a very bedraggled and weary hanging basket, but I decided this told a few words without any help from me …. The rain didn’t start here in the UK … Continue reading

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Three Jars of Chutney

Two pounds of tomatoes, an onion, a cooking apple and sundry other necessaries – not to mention a couple of hours slaving over a hot stove – not a lot to show, eh?! But acceptable nonetheless for a wet Wednesday … Continue reading

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