I don’t really like broad beans. OK, I don’t really like the beans themselves, but I always grow the plants – they are so pretty with their purple flowers and quick growing habit. They fix nitrogen into the soil, so I always chop them off an inch above the soil when I do harvest them,Continue reading “Broad Beans, and what comes after?”
A flavoursome risotto, spiced with the saffron threads I diligently collected in the autumn.
Remembering Susun Weed’s words on pine sap, I think I might create her pine needle vinegar.
In a week that has seen gale force winds, snow, hail and a return to work – what can I have possibly eaten from my garden? You’d be surprised.
The only thing to do after a long beach walk is make hot chocolate. So here goes:
Bay Infused Hot Chocolate
5th January – absolutely brass monkeys out there this morning! As ever, no-one will wear a coat to school, despite it being -5C. Mad fools. In contrast, I am bundled up to the eyeballs in scarves, hats, gloves, coat, jumpers, wooly socks… I look like someone knitted the Michelin man… Time for a quick forayContinue reading “Brass Monkeys”
It’s wet and cold out there today. The sort of day that makes you want to crawl back into bed. Not the sort of day that has you wandering around your little front garden, actively looking for something to eat because you said that you would blog about it.
So, I got up at 6.30am. So did the kids. Astonishing, as our sleep patterns have been very out of kilter for the last two weeks. What will I do with these blissful few days before I go back to work too? It’s too frozen to garden, so I’m going to sort out my seeds.Continue reading “3rd January – normality?!”
It’s the 2nd January. The kids go back to school tomorrow. I can’t help but feel smug, knowing I have another week off before I go back to the fray. Wouldn’t it be nice to bake a cake for their lunchboxes? I’m having a look around my larder, there is still so much Christmas fare.Continue reading “Nearly back to school”
Eating (or drinking!) something from my garden every day in 2017