Category Archives: Growing

Zero waste: so you think you don’t like turnips?

My friend gets a weekly veg box delivered, which includes whatever the farm has ready at the time.  She and her husband really don’t like turnips, which is how two lots of turnips found their way to me.  I tolerate … Continue reading

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Making the most of the (food) seasons

We’ve had allotments for well over 30 years, and eating our own produce is an ingrained part of our family life.   Alongside that, I’ve increasingly bought produce in season to enjoy at the time but also to preserve.  First … Continue reading

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Taking stock

It’s all too easy to stay on repeat and just grow the same things and make the same jams and preserves year after year.  But a minor mishap meant I needed to clear off the garage shelf where I keep … Continue reading

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Fermentation update

This is just a little post.  I wanted to share with you some recent fermentation successes. Kefir – part 1 – with some trepidation, I left my kefir in the fridge while we went away for almost a fortnight.  Wondering … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday (July 20)

This has been a good week for me, after a run of many with a more mixed feel about them. I received my made-to-measure pressure leg garment, far more quickly than I was led to expect.  After only 4 days … Continue reading

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Food for thought, thought for food

I’ve always enjoyed learning new things.  My current special interest centres on everything to do with food. where does it come from? how was it grown / made / distributed? what cultural history does it have? working to be more … Continue reading

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Losing the plot, regaining the plot

Well I really lost it with the allotment in the autumn.  The mix of insomnia and two bouts of (minor) illness put paid to all my plans to have it in tip top condition ready for spring planting. No autumn … Continue reading

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