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August 2016

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, …

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 …

You must remember this…

This post is dedicated to anyone who thinks their garden is too small to grow fruit and veg… or who thinks it will take years …

Marathon runner chutney

With all this lovely weather we’ve been having, it’s worth getting up extra early and making the most of things. This is …

Two quick Olympic suppers

Some of my favourite meals are the simplest, quickest affairs. Especially when there is all this fantastic Olympic TV to catch up …

Elderberry Gin

It’s been brought to my attention that the elderberry season is starting. Although I have 3 elder trees in my garden hedge, I …

Change-over days & room service

As I want to keep the vegetable garden providing for the kitchen through the autumn and winter, there’s not a moment to be …

Tomato hopes squashed

Oh noooooo! Airborne blight, aka The Black Death, has visited the front garden tomatoes. Two days ago I noticed a brown legion on one of …

My other soup’s a Borscht

So, I got a bit more experimental with my next soup, having quite a few beetroot that needed using up, as well …