Category Archives: learning new things

excursions

Our holiday wasn’t only about eating cake and watching the clouds. We did squeeze in a couple of excursions, to Acton Scott historic working farm, to Blists Hill Victorian Town, and to Fordall Farm, all of which I’ve wanted to … 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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an update on the cost of food growing

I’ve just been outside in the rain to harvest these lovely radishes to go in my stir fry. I’m still keeping track of what I harvest and how much I spend on the garden – you can see my sums … Continue reading

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soon

I’ve got so many things I want to say at the minute that I can’t bring myself to write any of them down! Do you know that feeling? Where they’re all swirling around in your head and because you can’t … 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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mozzarella

One of my goals for this year is to take more responsibility for creating my own food. Mostly this means growing fruit and vegetables in the garden, but I also want to perfect my bread-making technique, and experiment with making … Continue reading

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get out of my garden

Somehow this post got lost in last weekend’s busy-busy-ness. It’s not this sunshiney any more, sadly. This is my second post joining in with the Grow Write Guild, and this week the theme is ‘You’re outta here!‘ The idea this … Continue reading

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