Category Archives: Food from the garden

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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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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Giant pumpkins

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The allotment takes shape

At last, it’s March and the growing season is upon us. I don’t know about you but it feels like this winter has been going on for at least six months and shows little sign of abating! Doug and I … Continue reading

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A Year in Hertford

On Hallowe’en it will be 12 months since we sold our house in Essex and upped sticks to Hertford. I still can’t quite believe it. The year has gone by so quickly. We’re really enjoying living here and getting to know … Continue reading

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A Norfolk Farm Walk – Garden Farm Produce

Yesterday Doug and I braved the steaming hot weather and spent several hours in a boiling car driving up to Dereham in Norfolk. There were a few occasions during those hours on the road when I wondered to myself – … Continue reading

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Tasty Hallowe’en Pumpkin Recipe

Woo hoo! Hallowe’en is on it’s way! Spooky! Wandering into a shop this morning to pick up some supplies, I noticed that the place was stacked high with Hallowe’en goodies – witches hats, pumpkins and even bats pasted to the windows (not … Continue reading

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Autumn is Here

Autumn is well and truly here, isn’t it folks? I can’t believe it. Someone said to me this morning that Christmas will be here soon and I suppose they were right.  In fact, some mornings I could be forgiven for … Continue reading

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Monster Veg

Over the bank holiday – well, specifically on Monday once it had finally stopped pouring with rain of Biblical proportions here in Essex! – we ventured out into the back garden to pick some of our fruit and veg. Doug brought … Continue reading

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