Category Archives: In the kitchen

So much red in September

At last, the wadding has found a new home (cf. Waiting for a Freegler, which I posted last week), so that has been one achievement for the day. The other is actually more an achievement for the month. Normally, whether the … Continue reading

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Positive vibrations

This weekend has been a bit different from usual. We went to our first ever festival, although it wasn’t the music kind. The theme was sustainability and was designed to be suitable for families. For anyone who wants to know … Continue reading

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The beauty of chopsticks

Monday was a very busy day in the kitchen, using the damsons I got at the weekend to make jam, chutney and cordial. The apple and damson jam worked fine. The marrow and damson chutney worked fine. But the damson … Continue reading

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Sorting the forest garden out

In a recent post I mentioned the lemon balm, which was going crazy in my back garden. It all started when a small volunteer arrived a couple years or so ago. I put in a pot once I realised it wasn’t … Continue reading

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The garlic’s surprise

The strawberries haven’t quite stopped all other play in the garden but they have certainly kept me very busy. Not only have I been spending over half an hour every day picking kilos of them (one of my colleagues, another … Continue reading

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Absorbed

Yesterday, whilst collected chive flowers, I noticed a bumblebee feeding on them, too. Only this one didn’t flit about. It was like a statue. On one flower for as long as it took me to collect two tubfuls and run … Continue reading

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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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