Mixed vegetable medley

As a main or a side dish depends on what else you fancy eating. Today’s offering is what I’ve harvested from our garden today, except the mushrooms. Roughly chopped and thrown into a hot pan of a tablespoon of oil. Add salt and toss. It doesn’t matter if they are a little crunchy. To be […]


An organic way to protect your food crops from slugs With all this much needed rain comes the unwanted slugs and snails. Important for the food chain but sadly not ours. As an organic gardener I have needed to find an affordable but safe for the environment way of control. I have cut slits into […]

Forget the add-ons

Strawberries ! Forget the stalks, I’m a real fan of food that has been trimmed. I love the use of proper plates and bowls. These strawberries were picked from our garden today. Stalks removed and the fruit cut into similar sizes and a light sprinkle of white sugar. I add the sugar like you would […]

Thursday ramblings

It’s been a hard month or so. The weeks zoom by in a haze of ‘lockdown-trying-to-fill-time’ To be fair I’m struggling with the starting back to the new normal life. I’ve had so much to say but feel exhausted about trying to say what I feel. Trying not to think about family that need me. […]

Shelled !

It’s that time of year, the start to middle of spring. Well depending on what part of the world you’re in and certainly what part of the U.K. you might live. Having moved around from south to north, then middle, then south and now back up north. I can say that the spring certainly arrives […]

Morning coffee in the garden

It strikes me how lucky and privileged I am, we all are, to be able to just turn a tap to fill a kettle and make a drink. Anyone who has running drinking water are among the richest people on the planet. Between Christmas and New Year, we finally had a water meter fitted. Here […]

loosing the throwaway

just 3 days until our rubbish bins are emptied and yet we still don’t have any full bags in our wheelie bin. If you have followed my blog, you will remember that about 10 days ago we had looked into our wheelie bin and we had nothing in it to throw away. We have a […]

All the best plans change

No cooking day My kitchen is the centre of everything that happens in our home. It’s where meals are prepared and cooked. Where cakes, sweets and candy are created. Hot steamy mugs of tea and coffee are brewed, dogs fed and cat food prepared and carried off to their feeding box. It’s where dogs collect […]