Category Archives: In the kitchen

It culminated in a mouse

The last time I didn’t write on my blog for a week was before I started blogging. But here I am, seven days since I last mentioned anything about compost bins or the bokashi. Before I get to either of … Continue reading

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Flops and flowers

Having run out of jars for the kimchi I made last Sunday, I had to get a bit creative with what was in my food cupboard this afternoon. I needn’t have bothered, though, as the cabbage had developed a mound … Continue reading

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Experiments with red cabbage and garlic bulbils

Only one red cabbage has grown to any significance this year. No idea why but thankfully I got to it before it was completely obliterated by these snails: Now, half the cabbage is in the process of being made into kimchi, … Continue reading

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Big leaves and appropriate flowers

Today, I pulled another couple of tomato plants. Now, only the ones in pots remain. Whether or not the pots have anything to do with it, all the rest seemed to be on the road to blight, and the tomato … Continue reading

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The last of the blackberries

After the blackberry coulis instead of jam incident the other week I was determined to have another go before it was too late for 2016. So, after school on Monday I took my daughter foraging in the country park behind … Continue reading

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Definitely autumn

The other day I posted about the summer vegetables in the garden. They are still there – and so are some autumn delights. The Jerusalem artichokes have decided to flower again this year (missed a year last time round) and … Continue reading

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Coulis not jam!

I feel a bit silly after misreading a recipe for blackberry and apple jam: 1800 ml of water instead of 180. My instinct had told me there was something wrong there but after an hour of trying to get to … Continue reading

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