Tag Archives: Frugal food

The Gap Year: June’s adventure

Oh my goodness, I can hardly believe how long it is since I posted.  There is SUCH a lot to catch up with.   Which I shall do gradually, over time. First of all, I need to talk about our … Continue reading

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April and May: allotment update

Well as expected, two very busy months out there.  But it is all looking very good, and despite a few fails (peas, mangetout, rows of lovely salad seedlings trashed by ??something…) I’m pleased with how its going so far. I spent … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut inspirations: fermenting an idea

Ideas can take a while to develop their flavour. Inspired by the exhibition and demonstrations I went to back in January, I have started my first try-out at making sauerkraut.  This (like the eventual sauerkraut) has been a long time in … Continue reading

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Culture

Definition (OED): The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively The ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society The cultivation of bacteria, tissue cells, etc. in an artificial medium containing nutrients So, there … Continue reading

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Allotment update: December

December was a wet month.  Fortunately for us nowhere near as wet as for those poor souls living in the north of England and in Scotland who experienced flooding (and are still living with it), but definitely wet.  I limited … Continue reading

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Allotment update – September

Late, I know, but here at last. The allotment in September turned out to be somewhere I rushed out to collect eggs and vegetables, and occasionally did a little weeding or cut the grass, but little else. So I feel … Continue reading

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Cousin Cousine

Once again we managed to get together, never easy as there are quite a few of us and we all lead busy lives.  We had to set the date back in June to be sure of finding one.  Some couldn’t make … Continue reading

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DIY muesli

I’m a creature of habit, however much I try to ring the changes and do things differently (though I do also succeed at that from time to time). And when it comes to breakfast, I’ve been DIYing for more years … Continue reading

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A lovely evening: food from waste (again)

It was a lovely evening in every sense.  Most obviously, the sun was shining, the sky was clear, and the weather warm.  Malcolm had arranged for us to meet with youngest son and daughter-in-law at a pop-up pizza place right … Continue reading

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Allotment update – July and August

Much of June and July felt like a write-off due to prolonged sleep problems.  I did what I needed to do, and some of what I wanted to do.  But I didn’t manage to do all that I wanted to … Continue reading

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