Tag Archives: Food

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

Posted in Allotment, Do what you can with what you have, Family, Food, Growing, Local food, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Do what you can with what you have, Food, Frugal, Growing, Local food, Seeing differently | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Seven (good) things on Saturday

Well you know how it goes.  This was going to be a Five on Friday post, but here we are and it’s already Saturday.  But no worries, because there are easily six good things to write about.  And then I … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 goals, Community, Family, Five (good) things on Friday, Food, Local, Reflections on life (and death), Retirement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Planning backwards

For now at least, some of our weeks have settled down into a more regular pattern, with some anchor activities determining how other things fit in alongside and around them. In particular, our regular day for visiting our granddaughter (and … Continue reading

Posted in Do what you can with what you have, Family, Food, Reflections on life (and death), Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Allotment, Food, Frugal, Growing, Local food, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Allotment, Do what you can with what you have, Food, Frugal, Growing, Local food, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When life gives you lemons: addendum

Posted in Climate change, Food, Frugal, Local food, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment