Category Archives: preserving food


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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permaculture 2: catch and store energy

These pretty little primulas have nothing to do with today’s post, I just felt in need of some spring-like colour and cheeriness. I’m a little late with February’s permaculture principles post (ok, three weeks late, but let’s not worry about … Continue reading

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on being nosey

I took some pictures of the garden at the weekend to do a kind of ‘end of the month’ thing, and I wanted to show them to you, but it’s taking me forever to get round to uploading them, and … Continue reading

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rescue mission

I picked up some basil and coriander at the supermarket on Saturday. You probably know the sort. Hundreds of tiny little plants crammed into a pot, wrapped in cellophane to make them stand upright, then sold as ‘grow your own … Continue reading

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drying herbs

This is my rosemary bush. It sits in a bright blue planter, attached to a bright blue bench, which is the first thing I see when I leave the house. It’s been there a couple of years now, and started … Continue reading

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look, I made jam!

Each and every Saturday morning we toddle off to the Country Market just down the road. Lots of lovely women (and a couple of gents) selling home made jam, chutney, pies, scrummy cakes, scones, biscuits, birthday cards, knitted baby clothes, … Continue reading

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