Category Archives: in the kitchen

august in the garden

I am sulking. I’ve looked everywhere I can think of, and I still can’t find my camera. I’ve upended drawers, rooted through bags and coat pockets, and even took a grumpy trip to the community allotment in a thunderstorm and … Continue reading

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garlic-arama

So many of my recent posts have been about growing food. I didn’t mean it to be that way, but it does seem to take up much of my brain these days. This week is all about garlic. Well, that’s … Continue reading

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elderflower cordial

Every year I miss elderflower time. I keep reading Fay’s post about making cordial, and when we visited last year we got to taste some of hers and it really was just marvellous, yet each year I forget until it’s … Continue reading

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something and nothing

I spied these fabulous red tulips outside the local library last weekend – aren’t they gorgeous? Such a deep red. Things are buttling on nicely here. Life is a whirlwind of pottering (if pottering can ever be a whirlwind). I’ve … Continue reading

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tea from the garden

It’s been ever such a lovely day today, and I finally got chance to have a little potter in the garden this afternoon. I was in seed-planting mode, well aware I’d missed the official planting dates for some things (not … Continue reading

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spring sunshine

We’ve had some glorious sunshine this week. Today I sneaked outside and ate my lunch in the garden for the first time since September. I felt like a cat, stretched out and snoozing in the sunshine. How I dragged myself … Continue reading

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chasing my tail

I’ve been meaning to pop in, but life’s been rolling on, as you can see. It’s been raining a fair bit of course, and we got incredibly soggy walking out to Forge Dam cafe on Valentine’s day. Not many other … Continue reading

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eating from the garden

This week I’ve been drying rosemary again. The bush outside our door is woefully overgrown, and has actually broken through the side of the pot. It’ll need moving soon, but in case I kill it off (not unlikely…) I’m harvesting … Continue reading

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saturday afternoon

Thank you SO much, those of you who have commented on my last post already! As soon as I’ve written this I shall be popping to see what you’ve been up to. What a cheerful, sociable evening it will be! … Continue reading

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sourdough bread

This week’s food experiment has been sourdough bread. I’ve never quite had the knack of making bread. I’ve made it a lot, but it often gets referred to as ‘speciality bread’ and is only really good for toasting or soaking … Continue reading

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