The plot is starting to turn in for the winter. All i have left growing are sweetcorn and leeks. The corn tastes great but pollination was a bit scatty so not the best crops. However the traumatised leeks have done ok despite starting with 50 seedlings and being left with 6. This is why i… Continue reading Hops, skip and a jump
Bit of an “off brand” update today but it was suggested the story of Boggy George must be told. After a lot of soul-searching and hand wringing i had my heart set on adopting a cat. I had a few reservations about it, I rent for a start, not the sort of thing you do… Continue reading Boggy George
I was sent a box of lemonade and tea based drinks who’s producers are trying to create social change. Starting as a small outfit in 2008 they have since grown and have raised over £560,000 for development projects in the communities of the organic, Fairtrade farmers that grow their ingredients. The aim is top help these… Continue reading Product review – Lemonaid and ChariTea
I have been described by a friend on the allotment as negative, pessimistic as you will. My reasoning is if you already expect to be disappointed, you will feel better when you aren’t. I try not to allow myself to get excited by anything too much these days unless its physically happening or in my… Continue reading B&Q is where my will to live, died.
I’ve been raving about this stuff all day but when it came to making it i ended up making a few tweaks that i loved. It is still, in essence, my dear friends recipe but changed enough i felt i could share my version without feeling guilty! My version is very rich, sweet and… Continue reading Beth’s Beetroot Ketchup
Allotmenting has paid off in parts, i have a near inexhaustible supply of rhubarb which is a God send if you a) like it as much as i do and b) are disgusted by what people are charging for it. Triffids Seriously, i shlepped home with an easy 2.5Kg the other week (after prep) and… Continue reading Rhubarb and strawberry jam
I can’t lie to you, Saturday was really hard work. The weather was relentless, the slugs had worked their way through to what was left and I had to knock down my stupid shed. I inherited the shed when I moved onto the plot and for some reason felt rather attached to it. I mean… Continue reading Goodbye, my shed.