Category Archives: In the kitchen

Cordon bleu

We have been lucky today. The rain has been light and intermittent. The wind only started to get up once we were heading home. Neither stopped me pondering over the front garden as I unloaded the car. I had noticed … Continue reading

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Evaporation

Of course, as the rain subsides, the pond goes down, so I can imagine that mine will soon look like this: This would be a great shame for the birds that have started to visit the pond once again, now … Continue reading

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No need to fear a glut

Northern Rail was spectacularly bad this morning. Sunday might not be the best day to travel out of my village by train but I missed the opportunity to do a NÃ¥lebinding workshop in York due to a mixture of train … Continue reading

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November Composting Champions workshops

No, we are not in November yet but Halloween is upon us and that means lots of opportunities to eat pumpkin. (Some great recipes are available on the Hubbub website.) It’s also the time when most of the pumpkins that … Continue reading

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Boxes full

Yesterday evening, I picked up three boxes of glass jars from a grateful lady in North Leeds. Since her husband had stopped driving, she had built up quite a collection in the garage and would undoubtedly have loved me to … Continue reading

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Demise of the worm

This post is principally to give you the link to a recent article in the Independent, regarding the effect of microplastics on worms. Basically, it is not good news for worms and in turn it is not good news for … Continue reading

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Community garden to the rescue

In comparison with last year, the strawberry crop of 2019 has been splendid. We now have jam, jam and more jam and lots of happy people have been gifted a punnet or two. Still, we are down to the last … Continue reading

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Beeswax wraps

Yesterday afternoon, I managed to get out of my jam-maker’s kitchen and work in a room with two irons as well as a pan and a slow cooker which were constantly on. The good news is that we’re not having … Continue reading

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Twitter has some uses

Do you use Twitter and if so what’s your opinion of the platform? I set up an account years ago but at the time I couldn’t make head or tail of Twitter. So, I stopped using it. However, my daughter’s … Continue reading

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Red campion – hair conditioner?

Since learning that the roots of red campion can be a substitute for soap, I have been curious to try them out as such. The thing is, though: I have found no source which shows me how to make the … Continue reading

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