Category Archives: In the kitchen

Don’t mind us!

It is well and truly harvest time. So, my vegetable share from the local farm has become quite big as well as varied. Nevertheless, it would be such a shame to leave windfalls laying on the ground, even if they … Continue reading

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Moving online

I hear that more and more people are shopping online these days. Even before the pandemic, it was an increasing trend, but now there appears to be panic that the high street is dying and so we should all get … Continue reading

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Churning butter

Occasionally, I’ve made butter from cream and it has involved a degree of labour – but not as much as today. I was churning away manually with a bowl and whisk. An hour in total and starting to get quite … Continue reading

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Harvest come early

It’s almost a week since I last ventured into WordPress land. Working from 7 in the morning till 6 at night doesn’t help matters. However, it is the weekend, of which I’m already nearing the end of my second day, … Continue reading

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Agar flakes

I’ve had another first experience today. Earlier in the year, I made rhubarb jelly out of juice left over from stewing a few stalks. This was a success which I wanted to repeat – but since lockdown I’ve not been … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

We were supposed to have been setting off for a mini-break in the Peak District today but you know how it is…. Anyway, rather than dwelling on the loss, I made some alternative plans for this Easter weekend. I’ve already … Continue reading

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Oops… forgot to write a title!

At the end of last month, I managed to squeeze in writing a post but on the whole I have been overwhelmed by the move to teaching online and am only now coming down to earth. One self-care activity I … Continue reading

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An unexpected jelly

Yesterday evening I got the inspiration to use up some rhubarb which had been lurking in the fridge from reading a blogpost by Reclaiming Paradise with a rhubarb cake recipe. Now, this recipe called for the rhubarb to be stewed … Continue reading

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A different way to store ‘em!

At the weekend, I’d been wondering about this last year’s Jerusalem artichokes, which is when it had occurred to me that I could dry them in the dehydrator. It does actually say in the instructions that the dehydrator can be … Continue reading

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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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