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Cider Battered Elderflowers

When you undertake choices in life you often do so with a specific goal. For example when you start running you might want to do a marathon. Or when you … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · 14 Comments

Remember this?

      Now it looks like this!    It’s really starting to work!  My lemongrass growing attempt is happening. 

December 13, 2015 · 5 Comments

War time Baking 

I’m not much inclined to cook. I can cook but I don’t. Now and again I have a reason to cook and then I get carried away.  This week I … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 · 6 Comments

Lemongrass update

A few weeks ago I decided to grow lemongrass to make lemongrass tea.     I started by putting some shop bought lemongrass and putting it in water.  Four of the … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 6 Comments

Lentil and Pumpkin Pie

The chef has been at it again. He’s cooked a masterpiece that he made up. Here you go Libby! Lentil and Pumpkin pie It was delicious.  Ingredients  Medium Chopped onion … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Lemongrass update

So on Sunday I bought some lemongrass intending to grow it.  Then it looked like this.     Today after less than five days in water, it looks like this.  … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 12 Comments

War on Waste

I was interested this week to watch a new BBC program.  It’s called Hugh’s War on Waste.  (He’s a TV chef turned environmental awareness campaigner. ) It was an interesting … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 15 Comments

Crazy ideas: lemongrass tea

While I was in Crete on a wonderful yoga retreat, one thing that happened at every meal was delicious teas and infusions.  There was rooibos and camomile and mint, all made with … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 8 Comments

A-maizing Allotment

when you neglect your allotment it’s quite simple. Weeds grow. They grow everywhere. They grow numerous. They grow fast.  They mask everything and choke it out.  We have one called … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · 16 Comments

Holiday Plans

i like to aim to achieve stuff over the summer.  Stuff that gets left. Stuff that bothers me. Stuff that I’ve avoided.  Meanwhile I like to be productive. So getting … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

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