Author Archives: piperterrett

Favourite store cupboard recipes

It’s the end of the month but not payday yet and you’re stony broke – what are you going to cook for dinner tonight? You head to the fridge and there’s nothing there besides some floppy celery and that fish … Continue reading

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Demonstrating kitchen hacks live on BBC Radio 4

I had a really exciting Sunday morning this week. As a busy Mum, I don’t often get into London these days but last week I got a surprise invitation to appear on BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House programme. It’s normally … Continue reading

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Would you buy stuff from your local dump?

Would you buy from your local dump? In my last post, I talked about the pros and cons of buying things second-hand. But would you ever considered buying something from your local refuse centre? Until I became a parent, it … Continue reading

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Baby stuff: Brand new or second-hand?

It’s been a very long time since I posted here & our lives have changed dramatically in that time. Nearly four years ago we had our little boy, Stellan. Recently I’ve been going through a small mountain of baby stuff … Continue reading

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Introducing our new hens

For the past few months we have been utterly inundated with eggs. It’s come as a bit of a shock to be honest as since we got our new hens late last summer, it’s taken them a while to get … Continue reading

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Hot Cross Buns: Taste and Value for Money Test

I’m sitting here feeling rather fat as I write this. I feel a bit guilty considering it isn’t even Easter yet, but I do have a good excuse. In a quest to find out which supermarket produces the tastiest and … Continue reading

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Can you name this weird vegetable?

OK… there are some strange vegetables out there in the vegeverse, like kohlrabi and celeriac, and I’ve met a few odd-looking parsnips in my time but this one really takes the biscuit. Or should that be stalk? Doug has been growing … Continue reading

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Our Local Food Swap

Some of the items at our local food swap Belated Happy New Year to you for 2015! It’s been a while since I posted, I know. 2014 wasn’t the fun year it initially promised to be for personal reasons and … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2013

Happy New Year! How was your 2013? Ours started slowly, with the snow putting the brakes on some of our plans, but turned out to be surprisingly good – if twisty-turny. We started the year determined to find a house … Continue reading

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Giant pumpkins

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