Tag Archives: Growing 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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2019 goals: half year stock take

My mum’s birthday is exactly half way through the year.  This year we marked it by visiting the bench we had placed in her memory, with flasks and home-made shortbreads.  It was a beautiful day, and the end of a … 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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Fermenting: making kefir

I’ve been interested for a while in all things fermented, so when oldest son and daughter-out-law offered me some milk kefir grains earlier in the summer, of course I couldn’t refuse.  I had a wee taste first, and to be … Continue reading

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