Category Archives: Local food

Six good things (not) on Saturday (October 2019)

Well it would have been 5 on Friday, then moved to 6 on Saturday; 6 on Sunday.  And still I hadn’t finished writing.  I have now.  It may not alliterate but at least it’s finished.   Because heaven knows in … Continue reading

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What I did and didn’t do this summer (garden, allotment, kitchen update)

As ever, lots of good intentions, and the expectation of a quieter, simpler summer this year.  Wherever did that idea come from?  Life has been as busy as ever, and punctuated by three unseasonal cold/flu viruses.  All reasons (not excuses, … Continue reading

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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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When life gives you lemons: addendum

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Fermentation: making sauerkraut

This one is for Richard xx My adventures in sauerkraut have not all been happy ones.  It’s fair to say that I’ve had my share of (very smelly) experimental failures.  But failure is a step on the path to success, … Continue reading

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