9/11/16

And… Relax

I’ve had a really busy couple of weeks (and weekends) with work, so it was wonderful to get home early yesterday and wander the …

9/11/16

Aubergine dreams

I had a go at growing aubergines this year. Outdoors. It was a bit of an off-hand effort, having spontaneously bought a …

It's looking like a good year for blackberries

A ramble in the brambles

It doesn’t seem five minutes ago that the hedges bordering the garden were covered in  blackberry blossom. Now they are laden with ripening fruits. …

9/11/16

More pickling, jamming & dehydrating

In addition to the mock-capers, I’ve been pickling, jamming and  dehydrating other things to store for the months ahead. Pickled cucumbers I’ve …

8/31/16

Self-seeders & Mock’apers

  Something I’ve really enjoyed in the garden this summer is seeing how certain plants I introduced last year have self-seeded and landscaped themselves …

Green eggs and ham

Eat your greens

Getting children to eat well seems to be a struggle these days. In the vegetable department, at least, I’ve been lucky. Having been …

8/29/16

A fête accompli

Today we headed off to the next village for their annual summer fete. This is the 110th Baltonsborough fete and, in my opinion, …

8/27/16

A Greek wedding: Garlic & Cucumber

Today has been one of those incredibly rare days. It’s been slightly overcast but bright, and a perfect temperature… with a gentle …