Category Archives: Growing

Different weeks

I decided this month was going to be a month of catch-ups. With the end of lockdown approaching (we hope…) my time is going to be more in demand and there will be less unallocated time to play with. Back … Continue reading

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Goodbye February, hello March!

I know, we’re already a third of the way through March. I’m late. Sorry about that. I looked through my photos from February to remind myself where the month went. I can see I walked a lot, most days. I … Continue reading

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Time and time again

I’ve written before about the importance of time as an essential, often unspoken, ingredient in food. There can be no better examples of this than when we make fermented foods or grow our own food. I spent much of today … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: mark 2 day 5

Today I have been: Gardening: I cleared the allotment bed where the climbing beans grew. I picked all the remaining bean pods to collect the beans for drying and cooking (I’ve already dried and packaged some for next years seeds). … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: because really, it still is (front gardens)

So in that spirit, I’m sharing some of the things I’ve been finding uplifting.  Because I suspect that, like me, you’re feeling in need of some uplifting right now. One of the things I’ve enjoyed more than ever in these … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: just another day

So after yesterday’s milestone (100 days), today’s another day.  A very busy one, as it turned out, so not much energy (or time) left to write much. I spent quite a bit of today working on the allotment, and got … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 77 (Monday)

Oh to live in New Zealand (or Denmark, or Germany) where the virus was tackled vigorously, effectively, and early.  Instead of here where it will rumble on and on and on…. and that’s if we’re lucky enough to avoid another … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 56 (Monday)

So here we are again, another Monday and the start of a new week.  Week 9 of lockdown.  Unbelievable and yet true. I was so pleased to receive a photo at the weekend from oldest son and d-o-l of themselves … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 18

Lke us, you may be becoming more closely acquainted with the hidden depths of your kitchen cupboards.  Re-evaluating those odd jars and tins of things that, despite good intentions, you never quite got round to using – until now. I’ve … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 16

My days (and weeks) are beginning to develop their own pattern and form, which is what I was hoping for. Mornings always begin with a quiet, relaxing breakfast reading the day’s Guardian – a reliable and always interesting source of news, … Continue reading

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